Carriage cleaners, about 1916
3 1 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 23cm

Carriage cleaners, about 1916

© National Railway Museum / Science & Society Picture Library


Women carriage cleaners on the London & South Western Railway, about 1916. During the First World War many male workers joined the army, so women were employed in their place, in a variety of roles that included blacksmiths, welders and electricians.

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