Printout from The Last Main Line:

Female guard at work on the Metropolitan Railway

Female guard at work on the Metropolitan Railway

L2583. Photographed around 1917, this female guard of the Metropolitan Railway is changing the destination board on the side of a 1st Class car. In common with many other industries, the railways found an increasing role for women due to the enormous pressure on Britain's workforce created by the demands of the First World War.
qkwFemale Guard
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themescommunity histories
subjectrailway coaches - railway carriages
railway coaches - First Class
Railway Companies - Metropolitan Railway
railway facilities - railway stations
railway stations - platforms
Uniforms - Clothing & dress
Publisher
ContributorLondon's Transport Museum
Creatorcorporatename - London News Agency
Datecreation - circa 1917
TypeDigital images - Scanned
Formatdimension.H - 152mm
dimension.W - 203mm
resolution - 300 dpi
IdentifierLondon's Transport Museum - 1998/ 36844
SourceLondon's Transport Museum
LanguageEN
Relationcopy of - Black and white print
Coverageperiod - circa 1917
Location.Current Repository - London's Transport Museum
RightsLondon's Transport Museum