The Auxiliary to the BRT was formed in 1889. While I have found numerous
examples of the BRT flagholder, I find many fewer examples of the auxiliary.
The handshake inside an eight pointed star is the insignia. 1889, the founding
date, is in the lower part of the older marker.
. Both the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainsmen
and the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and
Enginemen, as well as other related organizations, merged in 1969
to become the United Transportation Union.
|This rusty flagholder includes an eight pointed star
and a fraternal handshake
|This newer flagholder has reduced the points in the star
to six, but still incorporates the handshake. Note the
change in the cuffs to a style more likely that of women.