Special Agent Santa Fe Railroad Badge
Special Agent Santa Fe Railroad Badge is an Old West replica badge manufactured out of brass and steel. It is double-stamped and then silver plated. Each badge is individually hand finished for a unique antique look and has a cloisonné enameled logo.
The badge is packaged in an old-fashioned style Kraft box with a story inside.
Size is approx. 2 1/2" high.
By 1860 there were 30,626 miles of railroad in the United States -- more than three times the mileage than existed just 10 years before. Theft was rampant and the losses in dollars of freight, parcels and luggage were overwhelming to the railroad companies. Railway companies, left to protect themselves, contracted railroad policemen. Two of the most famous Special Agents hired to protect the railroads were Bat Masterson and Allen Pinkerton.
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