Cabinet 6: Railroads on Parade
Southern Lines Pacific, Facts about Southern Pacific. San Francisco, .
Behind the scenes of railway yards, locomotives, tracks, and stations, there are the men and women who make up the organisation. This is the human face of rail. In the past, hundreds of people were employed in jobs ranging from accountants, engineers, and engine drivers, to painters, chefs, and yardmasters. These two brochures depict but two, with one looking decidedly dangerous. Although employment with rail has now decreased, the opportunities are still there. In March 2010, KiwiRail advertised positions available for a train builder, a locomotive engineer, a mechanical tradesman, an electrical safety officer, a track welder, a senior track maintainer, an operations analyst, and a hydraulic (culvert) engineer.
Carlton J. Corliss, The Human Side of Railroading. Washington, D.C.,: Association of American Railroads, 1955.