Saturday, March 24, 2018

Delmar Women Working On The Railroad

Above article from the Salisbury Times 10 August 1943

Due to the shortage of men during World War Two, women were hired at the Delmar yard to clean trains.  The women were both Black and White.  Trains were serviced in the Delmar yard and part of the service included cleaning of box cars, cleaning passengers cars and cleaning locomotives. Women were used for the cleaning. There would be 15 or so locomotives in the yard at one time. 


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