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A Specially Refined Lantern-oil for the Switchman's Signal Lanterns used on the Grand Trunk Railroad. 'Topped-Off' Lanterns generally required refilling after a 'fortnight' of duty time. (Conjecture)

Grand Trunk Railroad ( dubbed by American 'Crews' as the LeakyRoof) was the American Division of the Canadian Railroad known as The Canadian National.

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