Badges of many styles and types were used by railroads, to designate authority and indicate employees jobs. Employees needed some way of indicating their authority, and badges were a major means of doing this. Among the job categories designated by badges were: engineer, porter, conductor, gateman, station agent, special agent (police), detective, ticket agent, information clerk, time clerk, and many more.


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