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New Haven R. R. Dining Car Service Pins

September 1st, 1999

The men and women who worked on board the New Haven Railroad's dining cars and grill cars were issued several different kinds of badges or pins as part of their official uniform. Here are a few examples of such pins from the collection of Marc Frattasio.

Waiter's Pin This pin was worn by dining car waiters during the 1930s and 1940s. Each waiter had a specific number which corresponded to the job he was assigned perform in preparing the dining car for its run. The pin is stamped 'John Robbins Mfg Co. Boston Mass.' on the back.
This is a later style of dining car waiter's pin which was issued during the 1950s and 1960s. It is much smaller than the older pin shown above and is not marked on the back in any way. Pins such as this one and the one shown above were typically worn on the waiter's jacket. Waiter's Pin
Waiter/Attendant Pin This pin was worn by grill car attendants and some dining car waiters during the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s. The New Haven's famous grill cars were operated by female crews who were called 'The Grill Car Girls'. In common with dining car waiters, all grill car attendants were assigned a number. This pin features a blue enamel inlay and is not marked on the back in any way.
This sterling silver pin, in the shape of a stylized DL-109 powered passenger train, was issued to grill car hostesses and other female train crew members during the late 1940s and early 1950s. Hostess Pin
Hostess Pin This sterling silver pin, with blue enamel inlay, was issued to grill car hostesses and other female passenger train attendants during the mid to late 1950s.
This sterling silver pin, once again in the shape of a stylized DL-109 powered passenger train, was issued to grill car hostesses during the late 1950s and 1960s. Hostess Pin

PAST IMAGE PAGES

August 1999: New Haven Railroad Lapel Pins

July 1999: The 1939 New York World's Fair -- 60th Anniversary

June 1999: On-Train Ashtrays

April 1999: Matchbooks

March 1999: Pilgrim Tours

February 1999: Special Trains of the 1950s and 1960s

January 1999: Ticket Envelopes

December 1998: Holiday Advertising Material

November 1998: New York City Travel Advertising Material

October 1998: Boston Travel Advertising Material

September 1998: The Hurricane of 1938 -- 60th Anniversary

July 1998: The New Haven Goes Back to Cape Cod

June 1998: The 1964/1965 New York World's Fair

May 1998: Official Gifts of the McGinnis Era

April 1998: System Timetables

March 1998: Pre-War Advertising Brochures

February 1998: New Haven Railroad Freight Service Advertising from the 1950s and 1960s

January 1998: The Snow Trains

December 1997: Hotel Montclair Advertisement ca. 1939


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