Conger Flashlight - Chrome Railroad Lantern (c. 1970)
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Conger Chrome Railroad Lantern  
Conger Chrome Railroad Lantern

Value: $15.00
Manufacturer: Conger
Mfgr. Model #: N/A
Circa: 1970
Battery: 6V
Style: Lantern

Online Since: 5/16/2003
FM Reference #: CG00001

where can i get parts for it?
May 2, 2012 - 8:09 PM
  Brenda Cole
Is this for sale?
Jan 4, 2012 - 10:36 AM
  Ray Cowick
Where can I buy a battery for a Conger Lantern?
Dec 26, 2011 - 3:09 PM
Need battery and bulbs for the lantern I bought at a garagesale. Bulb number I have but not the type of battery and where may I purchase it?
May 25, 2011 - 10:40 AM
just bought one like this (with the AT&SF stamp on the side) at a garage sale for .50 the '502 bulbs w/ threads.......can they still be bought? and where?
Apr 29, 2011 - 7:32 PM
the bulb is a '502-' with threads...I have my dad's and it works fine...probably from the 40's. Has the AT&SF stamp on the side....
Feb 2, 2011 - 3:38 PM
I have same lantern ,my grandfather gave it to me.if mint shape,if anyone wants to buy,email me at I was in k obels pa last week and I noticed that coal minors used same kind of lights,
Aug 7, 2010 - 10:07 PM
I have one of these lamps, exactly like the picture, I'm gonna put on ebay. I don't know if it works, no battery, but it is in pretty good condition. Still has the spare bulbs inside under the the ones on the bottom. Probably good it didn't store a battery inside. I'm soul-ution9 on ebay...
May 26, 2010 - 10:57 PM
i was trying to find out just how old the lantern that i have in my hands is and if your company still makes them or not. thank you kindly.

May 12, 2010 - 11:20 AM
looking for replacement bulbs for this lantern. there are no bulbs in it to find number or type
Feb 1, 2010 - 1:28 PM
I used one of these lanterns on the U.P.R.R. for many years until the plastic ones came out. Still have the old Conger at fine
Jan 23, 2010 - 12:04 AM
  Denny Clark
have a congern lantern as pictured and also Adlake #20 that looks just like it.
Would like to sell if someone is interested
Jan 20, 2010 - 6:00 PM
  steve cline
I was given one of these lanterns in North Platte, Nebraska in the early 70's. It was used as an engineers light I think, or maybe a signalman. It is in real good conditon and hasn't been damaged in any way. I have always wondered how it was used in service cause the lights aren't very bright, and after reading some of the comments posted here I have some idea, but was there any lense caps, ie red, yellow or green that fit over the ring, or was this light made just to set on a flat surface? Anyone know out there?
Jan 8, 2010 - 11:56 AM
Donna: Try eBay. I have won or purchased about 15 of these Conger lanterns on eBay during the past six months. You should be able to get one for between $10.00 and $25.00.
Aug 15, 2009 - 1:17 AM
My dad worked for Southern pacific Railroad for 43 years and I was looking for one of these to put his ashes in and cannot find one Anyone have a Idea??? 8/12/09
Aug 12, 2009 - 5:55 PM
I don't think these Conger lights went back as far as the 1950's. I grew up in a railroad family and never saw one until the 1970's. At least the CB&Q didn't issue these. They used a "Justrite" brand. I was issued a Conger lantern in 1975 by the then BN Railroad in Lincoln, Nebraska. They just came to the BN around that time. The cost was deducted from my paycheck over 2 pay periods at $3.50 each. They had holders for 2 spare bulbs just inside of the screw-off lid. The bulb with the reflector threw a beam, while the other bulb illuminated a wider area. If one bulb burned out, you always had a back-up at the flip of a switch instead of trying to replace a bulb. You gave the engineer signals at night with your lantern back then and no light for any reason could be very bad news! The Conger lantern was lighter, but had a thinner body. They would dent easily, but everyone liked their reduced weight.
Jul 26, 2009 - 11:31 PM
Hi, I need to know what is the replacement bulb for this lantern?
Jul 26, 2009 - 10:45 PM
I purchased a Conger lantern today in an antique shop. The standard 6v lantern battery is all it takes, springs down of course. Both bulbs remain constant and only one can be turned on at a time. Woks perfectly.
Nov 1, 2008 - 11:13 PM
the catalog you can purchase them from is the Cumberland General Store catalog. be warned, they are expensive!
Oct 27, 2008 - 3:58 PM
does both bulbs supposed to blink or does one blink and the other continously burns
Feb 25, 2008 - 4:17 PM
To Mary Joe Zimmer, I have a Conger lantern that I had purchased new back in the late eighties, and the take a regular 6 volt battery, the large rectangular style, which can be found at any hardware store. The bulbs are also available at most hardware stores as well. Try Ace Hardware, if there is one near you. Otherwise, most hardware merchants should have them. Rolf
Feb 4, 2008 - 4:33 PM
I have one of these lanterns that my Poppa gave me over 30 years ago. Does anyone know where I can buy replacement bulbs and what type the lantern takes??
Nov 17, 2007 - 8:28 PM
  Chuck Evans
Two of the cuports for the ring have broken from the case. Where can I go to get then tack welded againn
May 14, 2007 - 2:21 PM
where can I obtain one of these lanterns. Brings back memories when I was in train service 40 years ago.
Nov 2, 2006 - 7:02 PM
I bought one of these off of Ebay and use it at work (Union Pacific RR)
Oct 14, 2006 - 12:03 AM
  Marsha Dennis
Please let me know how to purchase the Conger Light. We are looking for 4 of them. Do you have anymore? Please contact me as soon as possibe. We need them for a movie.
Thank you,
Marsha Dennis
Aug 30, 2006 - 11:22 AM
To: Mary Jo Zimmer
Battery for your Conger lanter can be found at most any place that handles a selection of dry batterys. Wal-Mart has the 6-volt spring-top contacts battery for your lantern.
Jul 31, 2006 - 5:54 AM
  Mary Jo Zimmer
My dad worked on the RR and recently passed away. When cleaning out garage, we found this latern. I would really like to get a battery so that it works, but unable to find out what type or where I can purchase one. Anyone have any ideas
Jun 21, 2006 - 9:06 AM
Penn Central Railroad once issued these lanterns to trainmen. They certainly are good quality, but don't match the halogen lanterns of today. I have one marked AT&SF.
Mar 17, 2006 - 2:27 PM
Where do you get parts for these?

E-Bay - the_jadite_kid
Dec 25, 2005 - 8:53 PM
The best balanced railroad switchman's lantern ever built. I wish they would bring them back, but with a modern (brighter) bulb.
Sep 28, 2005 - 12:06 AM

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