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    Railroad Police Firearms?

    I am researching the firearms used by railroad police through the years. I don't supposed any of you have railroad marked firearms that I could get details and photos of.
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    I don't know if this will be of any help, but some railroads did not mark all company owned firearms. I have three revolvers (a Colt's Police Positive Special and an Army Special and a S&W M&P), all from the 1920s, that belonged to the Union Pacific Police but have no markings to indicate such ownership. I also have a UPRR Remington 870 from the late 1980s, also with no company markings.

    In addition, for some time, UP Special Agents carried their own handguns; none were issued by the company.
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    A little RR trivia,RR police were called "cinder dicks",clerks that checked the tags on the cars were "mudhops" the guys that greased the journal boxes were "car whackers" the engineers were "hogheads"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Martin View Post
    A little RR trivia,RR police were called "cinder dicks",clerks that checked the tags on the cars were "mudhops" the guys that greased the journal boxes were "car whackers" the engineers were "hogheads"
    One of my uncles was a "Car Knocker", he checked cars to see if they were empty.

    A "Hostler" refuels the engines.
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    I have a Railway Express Riot Gun. If that's of interest, I can send pics. Just PM me.
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    I have a Colt 1909 .45 colt U S Army marked that has MCRR (Michigan Central Railroad) stamped on the grip. I know other companies such as Cleveland Trust Company picked up surplus 1909 for use as guard guns, so I assume its legit. Have not yet been able to collaborate with photo or documents yet though.

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    It would be nice to see such a collaboration Colt1860.
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    Here is a link to an old auction for a Colt Official Police .32-20 from 1931 with the Pennsylvania Railroad Police logo.

    A member on the S&W forum showed a 1950s Chiefs Special some time ago with the same logo.

    https://www.gunauction.com/buy/13709912
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    I've got a CPR stamped (Canadian Pacific Railway) Colt Police Positive in .32. I've seen a couple other CPR marked Colt .32's over the years as well.

    The CPPS (Canadian Pacific Police Service) at one time while they still carried Smith & Wesson 3rd Gen 9mm's had the Service crest of the day laser engraved on the slides.
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