From 1840s crossing keepers to 21st century train drivers: a unique book about women working on Britain's railways
Foreword by Dr Colin Dival, Head of the Institute of Railway Studies & Transport History, University of York
Exploitation, Betrayal & Triumph in the Workplace
WINNER OF THE 2007 DAVID ST JOHN THOMAS
NON FICTION SELF PUBLISHING AWARD
"A superb book... a brilliant study of the role of women in the rail industry, enlived by well-chosen first hand accounts."
David Bownes, Senior Curator, London's Transport Museum
"One of the most fascinating volumes on the railway industry to be published in recent years." Ffestiniog Railway Magazine
"Every now and again a truly memorable book on labour history is published... Railwaywomen is just such a book... "Labour Research Magazine
"An unbiased, academically excellent and very entertaining work of history.
Beautifully written from what has clearly been meticulous research." Adrian Vaughan
"One of the best railway books I have encountered in years.
Brilliantly evocative images and compelling stories." Stephen Done
"A deeply satisfying work. It exceeds all expectations with its thorough and accessible approach. The author is to be congratulated."
Dr Jo Stanley
"Such tales, such adventures and such achievements against the odds. Heroically researched, illuminatingly written and entertaining."
"A well-written work in a style that never becomes dry, heavy or patronising. Steam World magazine
"A splendid work ... combines information, entertainment and history in a most attractive style." Brian Howard
"A painstakingly researched and highly readable book that tells an important story that has all too often been ignored in
the past."Tony Donaghey, President of the RMT
"Superb documentary evidence. Future historians will see this work as the definitive history of women in the railway industry."
Dr Gillian Reynolds, Coventry University
"This book is a joy to read. The women are brought to life in a welter of colourful anecdotes. Seldom has serious social research been so thoroughly entertaining."
"An impressive piece of work." "British Association for Local History
"Railwaywomen is a landmark book, which has become, immediately upon publication, the standard reference work
on the subject." Railwatch magazine
"An engrossing collage of historic and contemporary documents, photographs, official reports and vivid personal testimonies,
the result is a definitive history of women in the railway industry."
Ian Allan website
"A substantial, well-written book which is both a good read and a definitive work of reference... An authoritative account of the
contribution that women have made to Britain's railways is long overdue. It was worth waiting for." Grahame Boyes, Railway & Canal Historical Society
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Glenda Jackson MP |
with the author, Helena Wojtczak,
at the book launch of
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384 pages hardback
Over 100 pages of photos
171mm x 246mm
Cover price £30
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