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Service Militaire des Chemins de Fer Kepi...with engineers buttons...4th Regiment, very little information in English so if anyone can point me in the direction of any French histories or better still the Kepi being worn...thanks for looking






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Answer is given.



Good evening ladies and gentlemen,
I think it is a captain's captain of the country railway sections (SCFC), in this case the 4th section.
Created and organized before 1914, there are 10:
1st: P.L.M. (Paris-Lyon-Méditerranée)
2nd: P.L.M.
3rd: P.O. (Paris-Orléans)
4th: State
5th: North
6th: East
7th: Noon
8th: East, State and North
9th: State
10th: secondary railways.
In 1917, an 11th section was formed by the 1st section: P.L.M.
After the armistice, a 12th section will be formed by all the networks / sections, for the management and supervision of the service in Alsace-Lorraine.

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Hello, the user of the kepi was a Director or Chief of Service .so he ranked as Lt Colonel or Colonel hence the Three vertical soutaches an triple trefoil on top of the kepi . the red colour of the band corresponds to Traction branch 

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9 hours ago, dante said:

Most excellent...really appreciate you doing this ....regards, Paul

My pleasure. 

The answers given was quiet elaborated.

I'll try to give you a translation asap

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