On the Rails: A Woman's Journey

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Cleis Press, 1996 - Biography & Autobiography - 249 pages
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The first woman to go railroading on the Southern Pacific recounts her journey--the people who work on the trains, the craft of the railroader, the Western landscape that inspired her--providing an elegy to a dying trade.

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The best evocation I know of what the operating crafts were like in the 1970's. Niemann's experience highlights the sexist crap she endured, describes the de-skilling and worsening conditions for ... Read full review


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About the author (1996)

Linda Niemann is a conductor for the Union Pacific Railroad. She has a Ph.D. in English literature from the University of California, Berkeley, and is the author of" Boomer: Railroad Memoirs. "Lina Bertucci is a photographer and a teacher of photography at the International Center of Photography, the New School, and New York University. She received a Master of Fine Arts at the Pratt Institute.

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