Conductor's Cap, Long Island Rail Road

This small stiff gray cap has a short black patent visor a , with chromed metal badge, is from the Long Island Rail Road, principally a commuter line. Historically, until takeover in the mid-20th century by public authority, the LIRR was a subsidiary of the Pennsylvania Railroad, the largest US railroad from about 1880 through the 1950s. This gray color was used on only a few railroads. The conductor had—and still has today—overall charge of the train and its management, the safety of its passengers, and the accounting of fares.
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Object Name
cap, conductor's
place made
United States: New York, Long Island
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Clothing & Accessories
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Work and Industry: Transportation, Railroad
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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