Discussion relating to the past and present operations of the NYC Subway, PATH, and Staten Island Railway (SIRT).

Moderator: GirlOnTheTrain

  by hazmatmess
 
Who makes the lanterns that the track workers use? The ones with the red, yellow and green flashers on them. Always been curious who makes them. Are they custom made for the MTA? They look like a regular railroad lantern made by Star.
  by Ken W2KB
 
hazmatmess wrote:Who makes the lanterns that the track workers use? The ones with the red, yellow and green flashers on them. Always been curious who makes them. Are they custom made for the MTA? They look like a regular railroad lantern made by Star.
It appears that your observation is correct, they are made by Star. Custom lettering, which is part of Star's service. The lantern itself is off the shelf from the looks:

http://www.star1889.com/_literature_127 ... duct_Flyer

And the lantern from the union website: http://www.twulocal100.org/story/union- ... ns-caution
  by hazmatmess
 
Tanks you for he response. I just never saw another railroad use the red, yellow or green lenses for their MOW crews. Including the Staten Island Railway which is weird since its part of the MTA.

Anyway, thanks again.