Railroad B OF RT Enamel Lapel Pin and Tie Clasp
Presenting for offer this yellow gold filled tie clasp measuring 64mm across and
a 16mm diameter pin, Both are enameled featuring the B of RT symbol and both are
in near mint condition.
The Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen was founded in 1883 in Oneonta, N.Y. as a
protective and insurance organization. By the time of its merger with three
other railroad labor unions to form the United Transportation Union in 1969, it
had the greatest membership of any of the operating railroad brotherhoods.
The rail service members of the BRT included conductors and their assistants,
dining car stewards, ticket collectors, train baggagemen, brakemen, and train
flagmen. The yard service members of the BRT included yardmasters, yard
conductors, switchtenders, foremen, flagmen, brakemen, switchmen, car tenders,
operators, hump riders, and car operators. In 1933, the BRT organized interstate
bus operators, and included them under BRT contracts held with U.S. bus