Thursday, September 1, 2011

Symbol: B.L.F. & E. (Brotherhood Of Locomotive Firemen And Enginemen)

This is the first one I have found for the B.L.F.& E.  I have found several for the other railroad unions but not this one. So I thought I would share. Sorry for the poor quality of the photo it was rainy and overcast the day I found this one. If you can't tell the picture is of a locomotive engine with a banner below it with B.L.F.& E.
Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen - was one of "Big Four" unions that sprang up around the railroads in the 19th century.  It was originally Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen founded in 1873. In 1906 they changed its name after allowing engineers to join.  In 1969, they merged with the Order of Railway Conductors and Brakemen, the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen, and the Switchmen's Union of North America to form the United Transportation Union.

You can view a photo and post for the B.L.E. (Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers) here.
You can view a photo and post for the B.R.T. (Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen) here.

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