It consisted of two caps from his grandfather's service on the NAR - a trainman's cap and a conductor's cap. They are in perfect condition.
Brian also gave us a copy of his grandfather's biography as follows:
"My grandfather was born in Treesbank, Manitoba on April 22, 1889 and passed away in Edmonton April 27, 1978. His family homesteaded in Manitoba and later near Creelman, Saskatchewan
"Mac" as he was known to his friends, worked in a variety of careers. He farmed, managed lumberyards, was a self-taught carpenter and went to work for the Canadian Northern Railway in 1915 at the age of 25.
My grandfather's railroad career was most significantly with the Northern Alberta Railway. He loved railroading and especially took pleasure in working with the many fine co-workers who he befriended for life. When he retired he took my brother and I to ride the steam locomotives as they shunted cars making up trains in Dunvegan Yards.
Gramp worked his way from labourer to switchman, brakeman, trainman, conductor and yardmaster. It is to honor his wonderful contribution to railroading that we donate two of his caps to the Pioneer Railroad Association for all to enjoy.
Grandson of Norman McCrum.