Railroad Cap Badge, Conductor, New York Central System

Description
This metal cap badge bears the text “NEW YORK CENTRAL/CONDUCTOR” in raised letters. A central blue oval on the badge reads “NEW YORK/CENTRAL/SYSTEM” in gold lettering. This badge would have been worn by a conductor on the New York Central Railroad system, which served the northeast from 1831 until 1968, when it was absorbed by the Pennsylvania Railroad to form the Pennsylvania New York Central Transportation Company. The conductor was—and is today—the sole on-board supervisor of the whole crew, responsible for the movement of the train, the safety of passengers, and the security and accounting of cargo on board.
Location
Currently not on view
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 1 1/2 in x 3 7/8 in; 3.81 cm x 9.8425 cm
ID Number
TR*334028
catalog number
334028
accession number
309861
subject
Railroads
Adornment
Travel
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Work
Clothing & Accessories
Transportation
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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