Pennsylvania Railroad women workers oral histories

About this collection

This collection consists of two interviews conducted in 1998 in West Chester, Pennsylvania with five women who worked for the Pennsylvania Railroad. They describe how they acquired their positions and their experiences working for the company. Topics discussed include wages, uniforms, sexism in the workplace, and the working environment during World War II. For a detailed description of the collection, click here to view the finding aid.

    Image: Female Pennsylvania Railroad employee with steam derrick, 1943. Click to view.

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