Who wears an engineer cap...

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by Biased turkey, Aug 7, 2008.

  1. Biased turkey

    Biased turkey Active Member

    When running his/her model railroad ?

    Post your picture here.
    Next week I'll pay my annual visit to Exporail in Montreal and I think I'll get a wooden engine whistle to go with my engineer cap.


  2. MCL_RDG

    MCL_RDG Member


    ...proud of ya!

  3. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

  4. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

    Great Pics guys :) :)
  5. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

    Sure, will do Charlie. Anymore hats out there?
  6. brakie

    brakie Active Member

    No engineers hat here..I am more of a modern railroader that wears a ball cap just like I did when I was a brakeman..

    In fact I don't recall that many former steam locomotive engineers that wearing those hats while I was braking on the PRR..Some wore Fedora hats while others wore golf hats..I worked with a old Irish conductor that wore a derby.
  7. Biased turkey

    Biased turkey Active Member

    The complete outfit, nice Ralph. I must have a similar neckerchief .
    Impressive control stand too. You just need to apply some soot on your face.
    Well done Casey Jones. ( It reminds me of the TV show back in the fifties )

  8. jbaakko

    jbaakko Active Member

    I prefer to stick to "modern engineer" clothing. T-shirt & Shorts...
  9. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

    OK..So whats the story with the hat? When did it become traditional for engineers to wear that type of hat? In other words, whats the history behind it? Anybody know?
    I do remember the old Lionel boxes, with a lion wearing the "engineers cap".
  10. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

  11. Kevinkrey

    Kevinkrey Member

    No pics yet, but I have a DMIR hat that I like to wear.
  12. brakie

    brakie Active Member

    When steam was completely replace by diesels..Along came the ball caps,golf caps and Fedora hats..

    Also gone was the traditional engineer bib overalls replace with blue jeans or Dickies work pants and regular shirts-short sleeves for summer and flannel shirts for winter..

    My grandfather use to say "Today's(the 60s) engine herders look more like truck drivers then locomotive engineers."
  13. MadHatter

    MadHatter Charging at full tilt.

    I've got an "Engineers" hat. It was given to me by an American tourist while I was still working on the train as a chef. Will post a pic when I get time.

    In South Africa drivers wore anything from golf hats to even a top hat. Now a days they don't really wear any hats.

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