Here is a very hard to find Long Island Railroad uniform cap and original badge -- made for a woman! Yes, Railroads had lady attendants, the same as airlines employed stewardesses !
This hat correctly carries the "Assistant Conductor" badge that ladies shared with men employees having the same job title. It is one of the older hats, and according to several LIRR acquaintances can be dated by ble being a solid color deep navy blue with no ribbons or color trim. This means that it was used in the late 1950s - earlier 1960s.
CONDITION: Extremely nice! This appears only gently used: VERY clean, with NO rips or tears, NO stains and NO missing stitching. The badge appears to be original and correct; there are light scuffs on its surface. The sides of the brim are permanently turned up. Inside, there is a label from the Keystone Uniform Cap Co. of Philadelphia PA. and a union logo label that says the size is "LARGE". This hat has strong nylon mesh on the sides, with a fabric top. The entire brim is stitched through with rows of tight stitching.
I was calling this a Stewardess Cap, until our Long Island friends told me that the formal occupation name for a woman employee of the LIRR working on passenger trains was "Female Assistant Conductor." She would have had duties very similar to a flight attendant's, but onboard a train.
Here is your chance at a unique item from the feminine side of service in railway transportation.