A Unique Collection of Historic Photographs and Personal Reminiscences

When British railwaymen joined the forces during the wars of 1914-1918 and 1939-1945, many thousands of women were recruited to replace them. They performed a variery of manual, uniformed and engineering work which in peacetime was open only to men. They were porters, carters, cleaners, clerks, signalwomen, guards, workshop-women, goods porters and trackwomen.

Click on the images to see photographs of railwaywomen during the two world wars.

First World War
Second World War

Railwaywomen Index Page

British Railway Women in Wartime is delighted
to have won the coveted IRS award from
The Institute of Railway Studies
at the University of York.

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