Early Women on the Railway

CP OU 004 Women's War Work Picture from Women's War Work, Anonymous, Great Britain. War Office. Bibliolife.Today is International Womens Day and as part of the Heritage Lottery Funded Canadian Pacific Project we have a very special article that looks at some of the earliest women to work on railways.  It is fascinating to read the level of inequality in society at the time – women had to masquerade as men and were punished if caught.  Salaries were not equal for women and would often be paid directly to their husbands.  Please read more in the following link:

http://preservation.watercressline.co.uk/blog/entry/early-women-on-the-railway

Photograph taken from Women’s War Work, Anonymous, Great Britain. War Office. Bibliolife.

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