Women in railroad history: 1943

August 5, 2016

BNSF locomotive; BNSF engine; Engine; BNSF; locomotive; train engine

During WWII, tens of thousands of women stepped up to learn and work in industries traditionally occupied by men, including the rail industry. These women had to quickly learn on the job, motivated by the need to support their families while their husbands were serving overseas. Their work kept our railroads viable and running smoothly. View historic images of railroad women in 1943.