Rare RR Chief Special Agent Presentation Badge of St. Louis Southwestern Railway (Cotton Belt Route)
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Rare RR Chief Special Agent Presentation Badge of St. Louis Southwestern Railway (Cotton Belt Route)

Code: rsrr10001cbr


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Product Description

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ARTIFACT: Extremely rare and unique 1930's Railroad Chief Special Agent Presentation Badge of St. Louis Southwestern Railway, also known as the 'Cotton Belt Route', this badge was presented to C. S. A. T. J. McCormack. The 'Cotton Belt' carried mostly freight, except for a short time when they operated a passenger service, the railway travels from St. Louis to parts of Texas and Arkansas from 1891 to 1992. It is now known today as Union Pacific and many of the Cotton Belt Railway locomotives with upgraded paint and logo are still in use. The shield shaped, gold front badge is topped with an eagle and reads: "T. J. McCORMACK CHIEF SPECIAL AGENT". The center of the badge features red enamel over sterling silver detail reading: "COTTON BELT ROUTE". The gold filled, brass hollow-back badge features the names of the 1930's presenters who were also all Special Agents for the St. Louis Southwestern Railway on the reverse of the badge, they were: "T. J. REARDON, C. R. PILKINGTON, J. HARP, E. J McHUGH, E. STALLINGS, D. L. GLOCK".

VINTAGE: Circa 1930's.

SIZE: Approximately 2 -1/2" in height x 1-3/4" in width.

MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Gold front, gold filled, brass hollow back, nickel findings, red enamel, black paint.

ATTACHMENT: Vertical pin 'T' style pin with drop in locking catch.

MARKINGS: None.

ITEM NOTES: This is from a Railroad and Railway collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. VEJJX15 LBBEJX4/15 STRVAHJJX09/20

CONDITION: 8+ (Excellent): Badge shows light wear, nearly all of the plating, painted, and enamel details remain bright and fully intact.

GUARANTEE: As with all my artifacts, this piece is guaranteed to be original, as described.