THE FIRST WORLD WAR
A signalwoman flags instructions to the shunter, c.1918.
"Women are unsuited to signalling work either by temperament or constitution,
and we call upon the railway company, in the interests of public safety,
and the women themselves, to at once remove all women
now being trained to signalbox work."
Signalmen's Conference resolution, July 1917.
"To find that women are capable of safely and satisfactorily meeting
all the emergencies that a signal-box creates is a great compliment to her sex."
Railway Gazette 10 August 1917
A signalman working with his daughter, who is the train register recorder. Hitchin signalbox
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