"Women have been in partnership with American railroads since 1838, when the earliest women employees were hired . . ."

Shirley Burman,
Railroad women's historian

Railroad Women

American Railroad Women

Railroad Women

Research Project 1981-present


1. Do you know what year the first group of women became part of an operating train crew?
2. What Railroad?
3. Who were their counterparts in transportation?
4. When and why did most stewardess-nurses disband?
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Shirley Burman © 2010
Sacramento, CA
Last Revised Feb. 2010