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|Civilian Railroad Worker
Pure silver railroad worker merit badge.
Another example. Pure silver Japan Railroad Worker's Badge.
The design has a railroad worker's insignia above the imperial paulownia
Inscribed 'Samuhara [Shinto chant to summon the protection of 3 gods],
Protect the Body, Remove Difficulties.'
Wartime good luck charm. Dated Imperial Year 2000 , this badge also has the civilian railworker's insignia on
the obverse. On the reverse is written 'Samuhara, Donation Commemorative.'
Civilian Railroad Worker badge. Metal and cloth.
Civilian Railroad Worker badge.
Civilian Railroad Worker's badge. Non inscriptions, but probably a merit award.
Small civilian rail worker's pin badge.
'Leaving the Dormitory Commemorative, [??]
Dormitory, Showa 3 .'
I am not sure why one would get a badge for
leaving a dorm, so I may have the translation
off a bit.
Sterling silver badge. 'Showa 5  September, Tottori Prefecture Railways, No
Accidents in 18 Months Award.'
Asahigawa Railroad Department
Japan National Rail, Special Merit Badge
Wartime railroad worker's badge.
Inscribed 'Celebration Commemorative, Imperial
Year 2600  Samuhara.'
The latter word is a four-kanji compound that is
a charm of sorts, protecting one from physical
harm and from disease. This was a common
phrase during the war, but almost never used
The design has a kite perched on a railworker's
insignia. Below is the imperial paulownia leaves
Pre-war Ministry of the Railroad and Transport Technical Service Badge
Large table medal, bronze. The reverse has a flag with the civilian railroad
'Completion of a New Building Commemorative, Showa 12  March 8,
Nagoya Transport Office.'
Fukagawa Rail Line. One Year Accident Free.
Dated Showa 8  March 31.
The gold gilt badge at the top is the railway insignia.
Railroad Ministry Long Service Badge.
Sterling silver with yellow enamel.
The obverse has imperial kiri leaves beneath a civilian railroad worker's
insignia. The reverse reads 'samuhara.'
Diameter: about 2.2 cm
The obverse has a lion atop a civilian railroad worker's insignia. The
reverse reads 'samuhara.'
Diameter: about 2.5 cm
The obverse has a lion laying in front of a civilian railroad worker's
insignia. The reverse reads 'samuhara.' And a hallmark of some sort.
Diameter: about 2.5 cm