Introducing.....the Thompson Caps Ltd. Thomaston, CT

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Re: Introducing.....the Thompson Caps Ltd. Thomaston, CT

Post by 3rd Gen. Brakeman » Wed May 16, 2012 1:00 pm

The caps are finished and are currently shipping to fill orders. We are still taking orders for those who are interested.
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Re: Introducing.....the Thompson Caps Ltd. Thomaston, CT

Post by CVRA7 » Wed May 16, 2012 3:43 pm

Randy, just sold one to an Amtrak engineer. He mentioned an interest in a corduroy cap. Sorry I can't provide one - mine evaporated many years ago.

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Re: Introducing.....the Thompson Caps Ltd. Thomaston, CT

Post by 3rd Gen. Brakeman » Fri May 18, 2012 3:43 pm

That's great to hear! On the other hand, it's too bad about your corduroy cap. There seems to be a rather unfortunate lack of available examples.
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Re: Introducing.....the Thompson Caps Ltd. Thomaston, CT

Post by 3rd Gen. Brakeman » Thu May 24, 2012 3:47 pm

We are currently looking for any additional information concerning white caps that made up the 800 series, specifically the type of material used. If anyone has photos, please share them, or better yet, if anyone has an original, please provide detailed photos. We have been informed that the white pleated top caps with black brims and band were popular with the guys on the shoreline. Is there any validity to that? Thanks.
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Re: Introducing.....the Thompson Caps Ltd. Thomaston, CT

Post by 3rd Gen. Brakeman » Thu Jun 07, 2012 4:20 pm

After receiving multiple requests, we are indeed moving forward with the reproduction of styles 801 (white overall with pleated top) and 803 (white pleated top with black band and brim) and hope to offer them by the fall.

The Otis Pin Stripe (Style #305) caps are beginning to see service among train crews at places like the Railroad Museum of New England/ Naugatuck RR, the Valley Railroad, and the North Carolina Transportation Museum. As a matter of fact, the Gramling family's Flagg Coal Co. 75 is christening caps on the NAUG while I am typing this post!

We surely appreciate all the feedback and support that has been shown toward our efforts to bring these caps back. Thank you!

thompsoncapslimited@gmail.com
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Re: Introducing.....the Thompson Caps Ltd. Thomaston, CT

Post by 3rd Gen. Brakeman » Wed Jun 20, 2012 1:11 pm

The past two weekends saw great exposure for the new Thompson caps. We even managed to get Barney Gramling into one! Thanks go out to the Gramlings for another wonderful two weekends of steam on the NAUG!
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Re: Introducing.....the Thompson Caps Ltd. Thomaston, CT

Post by 3rd Gen. Brakeman » Wed Jul 11, 2012 10:40 am

Alright, folks! We have been loaned a sample of the Thompson Style #803 cap (Thanks Bill!). The #803 is the WHITE cap with black band and brim. We will run both the #803 and #801 (white overall).

Please send an email to thompsoncapslimited@gmail.com if you are interested in either style so we can guage the demand.

Don't forget! The #305 Otis Pin Stripe caps are still available as well!
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Re: Introducing.....the Thompson Caps Ltd. Thomaston, CT

Post by Rbts Stn » Fri Jan 10, 2014 4:21 pm

You might want to try the e-mail address in the prior post to reach these folks

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Re: Introducing.....the Thompson Caps Ltd. Thomaston, CT

Post by bmcdr » Fri Jan 31, 2014 8:53 am

We used to wear the all white cap on the Boston & Maine (Portland Division only) and the New Hampshire Division guys would wear the denim and white.
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Re: Introducing.....the Thompson Caps Ltd. Thomaston, CT

Post by NSRLmatt » Fri May 08, 2015 7:46 pm

Late to the party I know...way late...but anybody know if these folks are still in business? Didn't get an email response.

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Re: Introducing.....the Thompson Caps Ltd. Thomaston, CT

Post by xtcbct » Wed Aug 19, 2015 3:02 pm

I sent them a message. i'm late to the party by about a year. They told me last fall that they still had my size and I sat on my hands for whatever reason. Waiting to here back as well...
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Re: Introducing.....the Thompson Caps Ltd. Thomaston, CT

Post by FLRailFan1 » Sun Oct 04, 2015 3:39 pm

Are they still around??

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Re: Introducing.....the Thompson Caps Ltd. Thomaston, CT

Post by CannaScrews » Mon Oct 05, 2015 10:25 am

FLRailFan1 wrote:Are they still around??
The caps or the company.

Yes to both, but I think only limited sizes & quantities left. They were pretty much sold out 2 years ago.

The principals are alive & well and do frequent this forum (infrequently?).

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Re: Introducing.....the Thompson Caps Ltd. Thomaston, CT

Post by Bigt » Thu Sep 01, 2016 3:00 pm

Yes, I too am "real late" to this thread. Does anyone know if these two guys are still
in business, or, if they may consider another run of these great caps? I would love to
own a couple or more! The repro. blue and white one now made by Kromer is a poor
and pathetic example! Thanks.

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