A person who has lineage in New England gave me this token and said it was given out by the Red Sox back when they were the Red Stockings or something like that. I really can’t recall all the particulars because it was St Patrick’s Day and we were both two sheets to St Swithin’s Day. Anyway, that’s the story that was told to me by a person who then vomited all over himself, so take it for what it might be.
“The Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad was a Class I railroad that operated in the Midwestern United States. Commonly referred to as the Burlington or Q, the Burlington Route served a large area, including the states of Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Wisconsin and Wyoming, and New Mexico and Texas via subsidiary railroads. Its primary connections included Chicago, Minneapolis–Saint Paul, St. Louis, Kansas City and Denver. Because of this extensive trackage in the midwestern and mountain states, the railroad used the advertising slogans “Everywhere West”, “Way of the Zephyrs”, and “The Way West”. It merged with three other railroads to become the Burlington Northern Railroad in 1970.” (Information Courtesy of Wikipedia)
And this is a button from the uniform of someone who worked on the CB&Q at sometime in the past. These sort of uniform buttons went out with button shoes.