Susan Major’s book “Female Railway Workers in World War II”

Susan Major’s book Female Railway Workers in World War II explores the role of women around the UK who took on roles in the railway as male workers increasingly left to serve in World War II. Major explores how women adapted to these traditionally “masculine” roles, utilizing excerpts conducted with women who previously worked in roles as diverse as porters, guards, maintenance workers and more. Women worked with major British railway companies, including the London North Eastern Railway (LNER). Read a more detailed summary here, and if you interested in the book, you can purchase it at Pen & Sword Books, Waterstones in York online at major retailers.

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