Meritorious Railway Worker of the Polish People's Republic
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The honorary title of Meritorious Railway Worker of the Polish People's Republic was established by the Council of State in 1955. It was permanently discontinued in 1992 following the collapse of the communist regime.
It was conferred upon Polish railway workers, railway technicians and railway engineers for meritorious service. Recognised merits included long and faithful service, contributions to the reduction of traffic and fuel costs, contributions to workplace health and safety, and contributions to technological advancements in the rail industry. Recipients were entitled to a monetary award in the form of a pension increase.
The Badge features initials on the obverse that stand for "Polska Rzeczpospolita Ludowa" (Polish People's Republic) and an additional inscription that translates to "Meritorious Railwayman."
Obv: ZASŁUŻONY KOLEJARZ PRL
State Mint, Warsaw
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