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Hat Badges from the Buffalo, Rochester & Pittsburgh Railway.
The BR&P logo badges were first adopted over the strip badge in 1916, and were in use until the B&O takeover in January of 1932. The reason for the silver and gold agents' badges -- as told by a BR&P historian -- was that the agents were first issued silver badges but complained when conductors were issued gold badges, thus making the next issue of agents' badges gold! [Thanks to Stan Carlson, Salamanca Rail Museum]. Click on the image for a larger version. See past featured Items.

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Dietz No 3 globes

ESRR Lantern

Builder's Plate

St. Louis Southwestern Late Buckle

Fake PRR Keys

Double Stamped RR Key?

Urbana Tin Table or Wall Lamp

Dietz Vesta Reproduction?

Utica & Black RIver Baggage Tag

RR Item?

Armspear Lantern

DM&I Ry Marking

RR Use?

Utah Ry Key

Possible Logo for c. 1890's Iron Mountain Route?

Jacket Badge American Expeditionary Forces

Wagons-Lit Oval Dish

Golden Spike Special Train Glass Trays

SP Red Shovel

Monon Service Pins

D&RG RR Globe

German Lantern Globe Use?

Casey Lanterns

Dressel Short Lantern Date?

PRR Adlake Kero Info?