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BR inspectors caps

Discussion in 'Railwayana' started by John Casingena, Apr 21, 2018.

  1. John Casingena

    John Casingena New Member

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    The definitive answer may be in Frogat's book "Buttons Badges and Uniforms". Purely from memory but recolection is that both may be right. I have an inkling that caps related to size and importance of station, the more important the station the more scrambled egg
     
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    Yes they did, the wreath on the badge was originally (in 1960) hand wire embroidered but later ones as on the eBay link were cast in brass and then electroplated to give them the bright yellow colour. After the new Inter City cap styles came in in 1964 Inspectors had two gold bands, Stationmaster three and stationmasters at very large stations like Euston would have had gold leaves of "Travellers Joy" on the peak and all around the mock fold down portion of the cap.
     

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