Richard Hendrickson

On Feb 13, 2010, at 5:38 PM, Schuyler Larrabee wrote:

As far as I know, the ERIE used "Herald" as the nomenclature for the


FWIW, UP used the word "medallion" on their engineering drawings.
The company also used the words "shield" and "logo", but never have I
seen any UP document refer to a "herald". Did any railroad use the
word "herald", or is it another modeler invention?

Aiming for historical accuracy,
Dick Harley
In official documents the Santa Fe called its cross-in-circle-in-
square emblem either a "monogram" or a "badge." There does not seem
to have been any term that was universal, or nearly so, in the
railroad industry. Modern day historians and modelers have generally
called them "heralds," but the use of that term goes back far enough
in history that it obviously was not a modeler's invention.

Richard Hendrickson

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