Order of Railway Conductors and Brakemen Constitution and Statutes

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Order of Railway Conductors and Brakemen Constitution and Statutes


Train conductors and brakemen labor union constitution and by-laws


The 1962 constitution and by-laws for the labor union Order of Railway Conductors and Brakemen, of which Bud Hopson was a 35 year member.


Forty-Seventh Grand Division of the Order of Railway Conductors and Brakemen


Julia Bell


18-28 June 1962


Penni S. & William H. Hopson


Order of Railway Conductors and Brakemen


Lapel service pins


3 15/16 inches wide by 5 13/16 inches (top to bottom)
and 7/8 inches thick
10 cm wide by 17.76 cm (top to bottom)
and 2.22 cm thick






A 208 page booklet of the labor union Order of Railway Conductors and Brakemen regarding their laws governing the union.

Date Available

2 November 2016

Date Created

18-28 June 1962

Date Accepted

18 October 2016

Date Copyrighted

18 June 1962

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Conforms To

Dublin Core


208 pages


263 KB and 240 KB

Spatial Coverage

1962 meeting held in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Temporal Coverage

20th century; 1962-1966

Accrual Method

The analog items were loaned to the archives for the purpose of creating digital surrogates. The digital surrogates are donations and permanent additions to the archives without financial payment.

Accrual Periodicity

The W. B. "Bud" Hopson, Jr. Collection is a private, closed collection. To date, there are no known new items to add to the collection.


Individuals with an interest in railroad history and labor unions, especially the pre-history of the United Transportation Union; former employees and family members of the Texas & Pacific Railway Company; historians of the Industrial, Progressive, Great Depression through WWII, and modern eras.

Audience Education Level

Historian, researcher; novice to expert


Bud Hopson died 7 January 1968. Upon his death, his wife, Marjorie Cato Hopson, boxed all Bud's railroad belongings and kept them in a closet in her home. In 1996, Marjorie suffered a stroke and entered a rehabilitative hospital in Bossier City, LA. In 1997, while absent from her home, three teenagers broke into and lived in her home for several months. Trying to hide evidence of their inhabitation, they attempted to burn the house using many of Bud's papers, including T&P railroad papers and his birth and death certificates, his conductor's uniform, and a bedspread. The teens closed all the doors, which depleted the fire's oxygen supply, and limited the fire to the one bedroom. Marjorie's grandson and his wife salvaged what documents, papers, and conductor's cap they could from the debris and have had them in their possession since 1997.

Rights Holder

Penni S. & William H. Hopson




Forty-Seventh Grand Division of the Order of Railway Conductors and Brakemen, “Order of Railway Conductors and Brakemen Constitution and Statutes,” Texas and Pacific Railway Company Digital Archives, accessed December 10, 2019, https://tnpryco.omeka.net/items/show/39.

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