Wanted Posters and Code Book, ca. 1920-1940. 2011.3. Collection of the National Law Enforcement Museum, Washington, D.C.
The BNSF Railroad, founded in 1849 with rail lines laid in Illinois, expanded and merged with other railroads over the decades, and by the late 20th century provided rail service to the western two-thirds of the United States, as well as parts of Mexico and Canada.
|Collections and Education Assistant Joy Veenstra examines a code book from the BNSF Railroad Collections.|
To read more about the history of railroad policing: http://www.nleomf.org/officers/stories/rich-history-of-railroad.html.