Uniforms and Equipment
Antique Railroad Badges
In the 1880s, United States railroads started to require that every employee wore a uniform, which would be topped off by a hat with a badge. At that point, rail lines stretched across the United States, and many different types of employees were necessary to keep the trains running. As passengers traveled cross-county, they needed a way to quickly identify railroad employees and what those employees did. Cap badges identified a railroad...