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Accession number 2009.2
Object ID 2009.2.4
Object Name Banner, Train Order
Collection Object/Artifact Collection
Date ca. 1940
Description Train order banner. Painted sheet metal, swallowtail shaped banner mounted on a wooden pole. One side of the banner is painted black with a lengthwise white strip. The reverse is painted yellow. Banner is finished with a rolled edge. Pole is painted black and is tapered at the end.

Train order banners were hung from signal tower to alert train crew to slow down to receive orders.
Dimension Details banner: 19-in L x 12 1/8-in W
pole 24-in L x 1-in diam, tapers to 5/8-in. diam.
24-in OL x 20 1/4-in OW
Material Metal/Wood/Paint
People/Corporations Long Island Rail Road
Subjects Railroad signal towers
Railroad signals
Search Terms Long Island Rail Road
Operating Agency Long Island Rail Road (LIRR)
Number of images 2.0