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NYCTA M/Mís overalls.

Posted by randyo on Sun Jan 12 21:27:23 2020

Back in the 1950s and before, NYCTS M/M were required to wear overalls and a matching jumper in what was called a ďpinstripe.Ē The pinstripe was similar to the current RR style hickory stripe but the stripes were narrower approximately half the width of the hickory stripe. At some point the TA allowed hickory striped overalls which seemed to be favored by IRT M/M. Starting in 1966, the TA was required to provide all uniforms but the M/M declined although it was recommended they purchase their own uniforms in order to look ďprofessional.Ē Eventually the TA got away from the railroad image and changed the uniforms to the current dark blue trousers and white pinstriped shirts. I have noticed that many CTA M/M opt to wear overalls but it seems that they are only in the hickory striped as It seems that the pin striped overalls are no longer available. Does anyone out there know when the clothing manufacturers stopped making the pinstriped overalls and why or have any detailed information about them? Also, does anyone know why there were two types of striped overalls in the first place?


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