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SNCF lamp


Original SNCF ‘lanterne de bord’ lamp in bakelite brown with one red and one white bulb and a simple switch on top.

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product description

Like new, an original SNCF (French national railways) lamp with a red and white light. It has a switch on top, a large 9V battery in the back and 3 screw clamps to close the unit.

From the early 1980s and made by French manufacturers Oldham SA, it measures 25cm x 19cm x 13cm and weighs 1.75kg.  It has a handle on top, a handle down the back and a hook at the back ‘un crochet UIC’. The lamp would have been hung from the back of the train at night with the red light on and from the front with the white light on if the main lights failed.

Takes one 9V 6LR20 battery block, it has the original battery in it which still works – see photo for detail.


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Weight 2.10 kg