A cheeky conductor leans out of a train window.

Female Railway Workers In World War II

by Susan Major Author

World War II was probably the nadir of human history, but paradoxically it served as the birthplace of a lot of progressive movements. Women, for one, escaped their kitchens long enough to work as porters and guards, find jobs in maintenance and workshops, and to build ships and participate in other industrial jobs. Female Railway Workers In World War II tells the story of women on the rails, utilizing interviews with dozens of actual participants. For many women, it was their first job. It was often difficult and dangerous, with everything from air raids to overcoming draconian rules on their stockings. Emerge yourself in their story before the last of that generation disappears forever.