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February 2024
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In this issue Jocelyn Knowles, a “lady brakeman” who took the place of a railroad man called away to serve in World War II, tells how she and her sisters won a forgotten but very significant victory for organized labor. Hers was not the first generation of women to wield track wrenches and throw switches—or the first to do it capably, as the easy confidence of this group suggests. These are railroaders doing the work of trainmen called to World War I, photographed in the Cheyenne, Wyoming, yards of the Union Pacific by a local cameraman named Joseph Stimson.

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