Railroad Company Issue Industrial Flashlights

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I've been a flashlight collector most of my life, but I am giving up on it.

Well,

Except for the collecting of railroad flashlights.

I will still collect models that are used (and have been used in the past) by train crews, signal and track maintenance workers and even railroad police (preferably vintage models for them.)

I have a few questions such as:

To all current and former railroad personnel: What is/was the model and make of your company issue flashlight?

I also would like to know how well it preformed and how often it had to be replaced. Do you have any stories that stand out of how it was useful on your job.

I think I read somewhere that plastic models were issued because they don't conduct electricity and would be useful in any sort of electrical repair.

Brands I am interested in are:
Bright Star
Duracell
Eveready/Energizer
Fulton
Rayovac

Also Maglite and Kel Lite in the case of police flashlights.


Currently I have 3 (Tee-H-Are-Double Ee):
A Bright Star 575 (technically this particular one wasn't officially a railroad issue, but I know that model was heavily used by railroads.)
A Bright Star 1618 with UPRR stamped on it.
AND
A Duracell Industrial that was used by BNSF MoW workers. They gave it to me.
I hope to expand my collection.

There is an Amtrak Fulton model that is floating around on ebay, but it is too beat up for the price the seller is asking.

Does anyone else collect railroad issue flashlights?

Thank you for taking the time to read.
 


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