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Railroadware shares a brew with Jules Verne & Nicola Tesla

Railroadware lights up each table and ceilings at this unusual brew pub.
Brick Anchor Brew-House, Granby Street. Norfolk VA
Designer, Rebecca Larys, IIDA
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Steampunk is no doubt the theme for the Brick Anchor Brew-House on Granby Street.

Clock wheels and gears are above the bar. Stuffed animals wear brass caps like something out of Flash Gordon. There’s even supposed to be a picture of a cat wearing a fancy dress and holding a saber.
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“Repurposing history” – Railroadware Chico News & Review


Local architect transforms railroad and light pole relics into functional pieces of art

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In 1969, when Tim Leefeldt was just a boy, he took a train ride from Oakland to Promonotory Point, Utah, to witness a re-enactment of the “Driving of the Golden Spike,” an event honoring the centennial of the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad. It was a trip he remembers fondly as having honored his late great-grandfather, who had been a railroad executive in the 19th century. Fast-forward to present day, and Leefeldt’s nostalgia for the industrial age continues to inspire his work as a craftsman and architect.

Read the entire article on the Chico News & Review’s website here, “Repurposing History”.

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Insulator Light Bar Beacon & Landscape LED Fixture

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Insulator Light Bar Beacon & Landscape Fixture – LED 120V/14W 1123 Lumens, 5000K (UL Listed)

This LED damp proof industrial fixture is designed for interior themed & accent or landscape lighting uses. It comes with a caution yellow, stop red or go green glass ring filter made from a trafficlight lens to create the desired themed lighting effect. Order the light fixture clear or with a filter of your color choice easily changed out and uses security hardware. Hang it in any orientation – up – down – horizontal to meet your interior accent or landscape lighting needs.

Use it in a bar, restaurant, theater, or outdoors for landscaping and path lighting.

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The Runway Light Pendant™ Collection Takes Flight on the Railroadware Tracks

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The Runway Light Pendant™ – 120V, 6w/580 lumen, LED, dimming made from a Fresnel lenses dome providing a distinctive visual decor to your kitchen, office or restaurant. Achieve a rustic industrial or a modern look that people will notice and appreciate the optical performance & origins.

Each LED fixture is ready to hang with hardware & instructions. See our accessories for metal rings, hoods vents and trafficlight lenses. Inquire about our 12V LED Monopoint fixture systems that are UL Listed. 12V UL Listing is available if needed. Work on a variety of monorail track light series. – WAC, H, J & L

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“Working on the Railroad” – Log Cabin Homes November 2014




Things We Love… For Your Log or Timber Home

While some of us might dismiss abandoned glass insulators,traffic light lenses, and other vintage railroad products as junk, Tim Leefeldt saw the potential in these items and gave them a new life in a unique and creative way. His insulatorlights™ by Railroadware™ are made in an old barn in Chico,CA. The process begins with a 100 year old insulator – they come in a variety of colors and styles from clear to deep aqua. Some are left to shine by themselves while others are embellished with rusted metal hoods. All fixtures are wired to modern standards. These upcycled and repurposed items would make a stunning statement in any style of decor. We can picture several of them hanging over a kitchen island.

Shop our LED pendant lights today!