The Secret Worldwide Transit Cabal

Informed but opinionated commentary and analysis on urban transportation topics from the Secret Worldwide Transit Cabal. Names have been omitted to protect the guilty.

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Tuesday, May 11, 2004


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From the Cabalmaster:

We Opinionated Ones came across this one while researching another topic (. . . which may, or may not, have anything to do with cheap shots at Wendell Cox . . . ).

“Railwaywomen” ( (nothing like "highwaymen" we're sure) is billed as “The central repository for information in women workers on Britain’s railways from 1830 to the present day.” The webmaster, Helena Vojtczak, was the first woman employed as a conductor (“guard”) by British Rail. Her book, titled “Railway Women,” is planned for publication in autumn 2004. The primary focus is on the UK, but other countries will be covered. One of the interesting facts is that during World War II (or the “Second World War” as they say in the UK), some 114,000 women worked for UK railways. This figure was about the same as the total number of railway employees in 1989.

(. . . one of the more interesting sites we’ve stumbled across while – perhaps – preparing cheap shots at Wendell or other favorite “targets!”)

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