Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen Greeting Cards
The Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen
Twenty Seventh Convention, Forty Third Annversary
Denver Colorado 1916. Souvenir
The Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen (B of LF&E) was a North American railroad fraternal
benefit society and trade union in the 19th and 20th Centuries. The organization began in 1873 as the
Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen (B of LF), a mutual benefit society for workers employed as firemen for
steam locomotives, before expanding its name in 1907 in acknowledgement that many of its members had been
promoted to the job of railroad engineer.
Gradually taking on the functions of a trade union over time, in 1969 the B of LF&E merged with three other
railway labor organizations to form the United Transportation Union.