We can do it! A group of female railroad workers pose for a War Bond campaign photo at the end of their workday in a Norfolk & Western railyard. With serious looks and a little bit of grease and grime on their faces, this group definitely personifies the World War II "Rosie the Riveter" slogan: "We can do it." They may not have been carrying guns, but these ladies were fighting the war on the home front, and were it not for the railroads they ran and the bombers and tanks they built, the outcome of WWII could have been rather different.
As I was preparing to upload this image tonight, it suddenly occurred to me that today was apparently "International Women's Day." Although I was totally unaware of that earlier this week when I started this mini-series on "Railroad Rosies", I think it rather serendipitous that I have a chance to pay tribute in a small way to the ladies who blazed the trail 70 years ago, so that women today can be and do pretty much anything they put their minds to, like Astronauts, Fighter Pilots and most definitely, Railroaders!