White Engineer Hat with Blue Rim

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White Engineer Hat with Blue Rim
Posted by seppburgh2 on Saturday, March 16, 2019 3:26 PM

Have seen historical pictures of enginmen with a white hat and blue rim.  Does anyone know where I can get one today? Most on-line searches yield the blue and white stripes ones.  In the fall my daughter and I will taking on the enginmen roles with N&W 475, we want to dress the part. Also, any suppliers for blue & white stripe coveralls as worn by engine crews?

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Posted by tarheeltracks on Saturday, March 16, 2019 3:53 PM

Check out the Round House Jeans website they may have the bib overalls you are looking for. They also did carry stripped caps too.( www.round-house.com )

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Posted by gmpullman on Saturday, March 16, 2019 5:37 PM

Kromer caps used to be the de-facto engineer's standard headware. I used many Kromer welding caps but you can find stiff-brimmed engineer's caps here, too.

Is it the A751 you are looking for?



And from Trains Magazine:


Many of the cold-weather train crews prefered the wool "Stormy Kromer" which, I believe is made by a different manufacturer these days.

Seems like the white engineer's cap came into popularity when the "clean" diesels appeared on the scene. Then in the crazy 1960s, it seems the polka-dotted fabric was all the rage.

Hope that helps your search. Ed

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Posted by seppburgh2 on Sunday, March 17, 2019 12:28 PM

Yes, thank you!

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Posted by LithoniaOperator on Thursday, March 28, 2019 8:17 PM

Can't help you with the cap. Sorry.

But just this afternoon I signed on to run the 475 myself! On 10/19. I'm psyched. Smile Bucket List!!

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Posted by jeffhergert on Saturday, March 30, 2019 7:34 PM

I think the bk751 is more representative of the original Eastern Railroader's cap.  Like their version of the traditional hickory striped railroader's cap, it's a one size fits all with an adjustable strap.

When it comes to the traditional engineer's caps, I don't care for the one size fits all type.  I wear the polka dotted caps at work.  


The wool Kromer, with the side flaps, is available at Stormykromer.com.  I have one of these, too. 




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