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.


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