Oil burning lamps have always been an important part of INDIAN railway signalling systems. These types of lamps were introduced to the railways around 1870 and continued to be used for over one hundred years. Apart from Oil Based lamps, there are other lamps used on Train Engines to Signal...
The design of most of these lamps is exactly the same. They only differ in size and color.
Front view of a silver lamp with the reflection of the shed in the front..
This lamp was more weathered than the others
The glass in this one was broken altogether
The lamp is designed to look like a lanturn. The purpose of the handle escapes me completely.
A lamp with a different design belonging to a newer train.
This one was bigger and, unlike the rest, it was mounted on the top of the engine.
Some more interesting reflections in the lamps