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Author:  railfan261 [ Sun Apr 14, 2013 7:51 am ]
Post subject:  Engineer caps are still "in"

Engineer caps are still "in" if you ask me. In fact, I went and put my thoughts down in the following post:

http://www.bubblews.com/news/1726442-engineer-caps-are-still-quotinquot

Author:  railfan261 [ Mon Dec 09, 2013 11:35 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Engineer caps are still "in"

FYI: This article has been tweaked and moved to a new site.

Author:  Bad Order [ Tue Dec 10, 2013 1:38 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Engineer caps are still "in"

Personally, I think the cap worn by the man at left in my first picture is what a steam engineers cap looks like.... this one complete with the goggles.

The bottom pic of a Katy engineer wearing one of your style caps... but he kept it in shape..probably starched. Hat in top pic evidently had no starch!

Freight conductors wore the dark colored "Kromer" caps... all with the little bow tied on the top that held the ear flaps in place when out of use. They still wore them when I was a young kid.... I even bought one way back then cause I wanted to be a railroad man- stores here in this railroad town carried them.

The railroaders in top photo were actually roundhouse men....

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Author:  SZuiderveen [ Fri Dec 13, 2013 3:26 pm ]
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Bad Order wrote:
Freight conductors wore the dark colored "Kromer" caps... all with the little bow tied on the top that held the ear flaps in place when out of use. They still wore them when I was a young kid.... I even bought one way back then cause I wanted to be a railroad man- stores here in this railroad town carried them.


Still available. I have two. Flaps work well in the cold wind.

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http://www.stormykromer.com/

Steve

Author:  railfan261 [ Wed Dec 18, 2013 6:28 pm ]
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Cool photos, guys! Thanks for sharing.

Author:  Charlie [ Thu Dec 19, 2013 7:41 pm ]
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The bibbed caps really make good work caps as they are very comfortable year 'round. They got it right back then.

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