Posted 5 years ago
Not so long ago a job with the rail road meant a life time of security and many employees earned long service awards like this 50 year gold service award which was also a life time pass. Many worked beyond the 50 year mark! Looking through the old Illinois Central magazines I see that the 50 year awards were not rare and that there was also a silver 40 year service pass. Since so many were issued these passes should be fairly common but I wonder how many have survived the high gold prices back in 1980 and now?