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Old railway carrage lamp

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Jun 20, 2011 at 02:12 AM Author: sailormoon_01_uk
Also known as a Bus Lamp, as they used to be used to light the interior of Buses
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Jun 20, 2011 at 05:29 AM Author: tuopeek
Ah, now you mention it I remember them too. :




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Jun 20, 2011 at 07:49 AM Author:
Colin , correct me if I am wrong , but the Train lamps I remember were actually quite a bit larger than bus lamps. I have always been keen on bus lamps and as well as a lot of vintage ones I have a large stock pile of them in different ratings caps and finishes. I always used to fit them in my vehicles , including my work vans , as interior lights . Much more interesting than 12 volt fluorescents!!

Anyway , I remember ,as a child, the lights they used to have in the old compartment cars on trains. There were usually 2 x bulbs high up in the roof and a little lamp with a little glass lamp shade above each seat, with a pull switch . There was a wall switch also to select "Dim" , "Bright" or "Off". Anyone remember this? (I know Im a Grandad now but I hope Im not the only one old enough to remember this !!!! ).

If I remember rightly , (correct me here if Im wrong Colin) the bulbs used on the trains were like this one in the pic , but they were a a good bit bigger than bus lamps . They had this BC cap with narrow skirt , (as in the pic), and I recall they were 28 volt , not 24, and 15 watt . The ones I remember were always "Rival" brand and they seemed to use equal quantities of clear and pearl ones on the trains. I dont have , and have never been able to get , one of these bulbs , but I remember them well as a child who often travelled by train.

I beleive very similar bulbs were used on aircraft too in the 60s and 70s ?

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Jun 20, 2011 at 09:01 AM Author: Bulb Freak
I have A bus lamp from a routemaster its 24V and 22W It is made in 1960 and is made by london transport Its a sprshol made lamp jaste like derby 100 Light bulbs

My other hobby is buses, especially the Routemaster

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Jun 20, 2011 at 09:02 AM Author: sailormoon_01_uk
It depends on the age if the Lamps, I have a couple of Siemens 24v 20w Lamps the same as the one in this File, and they are listed in my 1968 AEI Catalogue with Both a 38mm and 50mm Dia Bulb

Also I have listed in my NATO LAmps List as 6240-99-995-9419 which are also 24v 20w Lamps with 50mm Bulb, however they are Listed as Air Traffic Control Lamps for Lighting Mobile Control Towers on RAF Airfields



Modern Bus Bulbs are made in Both 12 and 24 Volts in 12 and 24 watts with BA15d and B22d Caps, all now have a 38mm Dia Bulb

Yes the Types used in Aircraft and Trains were 28 Volts, also when I was a child I recall Trains being Lit with Filament Lamps however they were 50 volt 60 watt GLS Bulbs with E27 caps, I think I have a Sylvanis version which I got from my dad when he used to work on the Railways

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Jun 27, 2012 at 05:02 PM Author: LegacyLighting
I remember these on our trains in Brisbane, in the 1970's before we went to electric trains. They were inside a thick glass dome which was part of a solid iron fixture. There was a pair in each fixture.

They were also inside the marker lamps at the ends of the carraiges, alongside a kerosene lantern in case power was lost.

They may have been on our buses too but I never saw them.

Takes me back when I see these, thanks for posting. We had both clear and pearl (frosted) ones, all 24v Bayonet capped like yours.
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