Reference Material- "Women In Railroading"
Southern Pacific Bulletin
" Help Shortage Still Acute",
Southern Pacific Bulletin, September 1944,
One page article asking for help in recruiting
more employees to fill jobs during the war.
Pictures show railroadettes atop a locomotive
who are working at the SP roundhouse.
Same page has a short article "Friendly
Service Is Motto of Bakersfield 'Hello Girl'
Switchboard operator for the SP.
"Railroad Women On the Fast Track",
Southern Pacific Bulletin, August 1981,
3 page article featuring color photos of
four women who work on the SP. Southern
Pacific was the first railroad to place
women at the throttle of locomotives. The
featured women are: Lila Cox, an SP attorney,
Student Engineer Paula Dailey, Assistant
Manager of American Railroad Bureau Rita
Dorsey, and Assistant Claims Agent Brenda
"Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
gets New Emphasis", Southern Pacific
Bulletin, June 1995, Pg. 1.
One page article on the Southern Pacific's
established EEO policy. Article features
picture of Linda Woodard, Manager of Equal
"A Lifesaver Tour", Southern
Pacific Bulletin, June 1995 Pg.6
Snapshot and caption of Jolene Molitoris,
head of the Federal Railroad Administration
on a tour of an SP sponsored "Officer
on the Train" tour an effort by Operation
Lifesaver's to promote crossing safety.
"System Snapshot", Southern Pacific
Bulletin, June 1995 Pg.9
Snapshot of Kathy Lewis and Heather Lue
Sang, Regional Account Managers for SP,
"Dorothy A. Laughlin…Interesting
Railfan No.55", Railroad Magazine July
Cover +Pgs.28-31. 5 pages total including
Cover photo, personal bio of a railfan who
was one of two Florida women qualified to
run Miami's Historical Society's Gold Coast
"Railroad Women", Railroad Magazine
May 1974, Pg. 3
One page, with picture and 3 paragraphs
on Christine Gonzales one of the first three
American women to become a locomotive engineer,
said to be number 3. She worked for the
Santa Fe. Also on the same page Selma Perscher
an old photo from 1919 and a 3 paragraph
personal account of a funny story as a SP
'Two Girls Being Trained as Frisco Train
Dispatchers", Railroad Magazine May
1974 Pg.19. One page with 3 photos and small
paragraph on the first women dispatchers-trainees
for the Frisco.
"She is Number One", Railroad
Magazine July 1975, Pgs.2-3
Two pages article on Evelyn Newell the first
female to become a member of the Brotherhood
of Locomotive Engineers. She is reported
to be the first woman locomotive engineer.
She worked for Southern Pacific
"Jackie is Number Two", Railroad
Magazine January 1976 Pgs.2-4
Three page article on Jackie Bigelow who
was the second woman to join the Brotherhood
of Locomotive Engineers. She worked for
Southern Pacific and is said to be second
"Notes… Trains September 1943",
Trains Magazine September 1943, Cover+ 1pg.
Black & White Cover features a woman
brakeman. Inside notes is a three-paragraph
article on women working on the railroad.
Article asks the question, how will the
public take to women in passenger-train
"A Lady Named Kate…….a
brief history of women in railroading",
Trains Magazine, April 1982 Cover + Pgs.20-30
Color Cover and 11-page article covering
the history of women in railroading. Kate
Shelley, Harvey Girls, B&O restaurant
keepers and Women of the War, this article
covers all the different roles women have
held along the railroad. Also features trains
named for women. Features 8 photos of today's
women (current to 1982).
"The Lady and the Pennsy", Trains
Magazine, December 1982, Pgs. 48-50
3 page personal story of Margot Fogg about
her experiences as a ticket seller for the
Pennsylvania Railroad starting in 1943.
Trains & Travel Magazine
"So this is Railroading!", Trains
& Travel, December 1953, Cover + Pgs.20-25
Cover plus 6-page article of the first hand
account of a female journalist, Rosemary
Entringer, who was on the staff of Trains
& Travel magazine. We travel with Rosemary
as she is exposed to railroad shops, roundhouses,
diesel cabs and 1400 miles of railroading
fun. Many pictures and many stories are
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