Rosie the Riveter on the railroads

Incredible photos show how 100,000 women kept US trains, freight and troops running smoothly in World War II

  • The US railroads were vital in transporting troops to the frontline and equipment from the factories overseas 
  • Railroad companies were opposed to hiring women but once men left for combat they had little choice
  • Soon women were being hired ‘as fast as they can’ and helped kept America’s trains running smoothly
  • By the end of the war some 116,000 women were working on railroads across the United States 

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