The railroad cap was once a crucial part of each railroad employee's uniform. Most caps were pillbox style with a brim, and the key feature was the badge attached to the cap. Made of brass, copper, or resins like bakelite, the badges identified specific jobs and railroads. There were special caps and badges for a wide variety of jobs: Conductor, Station Agent or Manager, Brakemen, and Ticket Taker are some of the most common.


Best of the Web (“Hall of Fame”)

Railroadiana Online

Railroadiana Online

If you've ever wondered how to tell real from fake railroad china, or how brass baggage tags originated, this extre… [read review or visit site]



Clubs & Associations

Other Great Reference Sites

Most watched eBay auctions    

Vintage Nswr Brass Pullman Railway Luggage Hat Rack Shelf - New South Wales RrVintage Tonopah & Goldfield Railroad Agent Cap Badge Early Nv Mining Towns Soo Line Railroad Hat Badge - Brakeman - Lot # 2Vintage Brass Railway Luggage / Hat Rack Train Nswr Pullman 32" Shelf RailroadN&w Railroad Conductor Hat Norfolk And Western RailwayAntique Vtg Mopac Missouri Pacific Lines Railroad Agent Cap, Hat, Enamel Badge New York Central System Railroad Hat Badge - Brakeman - Lot # 1Vtg Train Hat/bandana Union Made Pinstripe Engineer Kramer Railroad 50s 60s MensC.e.f. 8th Bttln Canadian Railway Troops Cap Badge-gauntVintage Railroad Train Brakeman Hat Gtw Price Built Co.Vintage Street Railway Conductor's Cap And Tickets - Gardner Electricc St. Ry CoSt.l.i.m.&s. St. Louis Iron Mountain & Southern Railroad Brakeman Cap Hat BadgeCsx Railroad Police Hat Cap Special Response Team Swat. Disney Pin Trading Wdi Stitch Cast Member Costume Big Thunder Railroad Brown HatPennsylvania Railroad Hat Pin 1" X 1"Canadian Pacific Railway Police Cap Badge Safety Hard Hat Soft Law Enforcement Pennsylvania Central Railroad Cap Badges Set Of 2 Gold PlatedPenn Central Railroad - Conductor Hat BadgeBnsf Railway Ups Peak 2014 Hat / CapPennsylvania Railroad Prr Lot - 1 Tie Clip Bar 3 Buttons 2 Hat Pin Pinback PinsEarly 20thc The Connecticut Trolley Car Co Employee Hat Badge EmblemIllinois Central 1999 Harriman Gold Award. Railroad Hat In Baseball StylePennsylvania Central Railroad Cap Badge Gold Plated + Lapel PinDurango & Silverton Engineer Hat Medium Railroad Hat Cap Narrow GaugeUnion Pacific Council Bluffs Service Unit Railroad Hat: Baseball Cap StyleVintage Pullman Railroad Hat ~ Early Style / Color ~ Marshall Field & Co.Pacific Electric Rr Railroad Train Advertising Logo Emblem Hat Lapel PinVintage Cnr Canadian National Railway Train Engineer Hat Cap Blue Pin StripeVintage Railroad Track Tie Hat Lapel Pin/ Tie Tack Railroad - Thick Pin Tie TackVintage Railroad Track J Hook Hat Lapel Pin/ Tie Tack Railroad