Medals from the Pennsylvania Railroad

Like many railroads, the Pennsylvania Railroad, AKA the "PRR", sponsored various fitness and sporting events for employees. Of course such events usually involve awards, and the PRR handed out a variety of medals for the winners and officials. The photos below show PRR medals of various kinds, most of which date from the 1920's. A range of events are represented, from conventional sports such as swimming to railroad-specific competitions such as "spike driving". Also shown is one non-sports medal for the "Holy Name Unit" (possibly pertaining to the Holy Name Society, a Catholic organization). All photos are courtesy of Bob Niblick. Click on the images for larger versions; use your browser's BACK button to return to the page.

Thanks to Bob Niblick for all photos!