Monday, August 25, 2014

Wanted: female train drivers

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In just over one year Israel might have her first female "train driver."
Way back when I was a kid in Chicago  we used to say engineer or locomotive engineer (we're talking coal-burning steam engines!).

Israel Railways launched a TV advertising campaign to attract female and male candidates for a new and streamlined one-year training course for passenger train drivers.
See their one-minute video!

Hundreds of men and about 20 women applied for the 36 places.
It sounds like fun.  Would you like to try?

I have lots of posts about our trains.
And this post shows the interior of the Tel Aviv-to-Jerusalem train.

All aboard!
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(Linking to Whimsical Windows, Delirious Doors  and  Our World Tuesday.)
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12 comments:

Nadege said...

I love trains! Yes planes are faster but sitting on a train while watching the landscape is just amazing! Congratulations on your first female engineer!

William Kendall said...

The type of train reminds me of a commuter train in southern Ontario, but the colours remind me of the city train here.

Cloudia said...

Love to ride!





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Fun60 said...

Thanks for your comments about the Bluebell Railway.We call the them train drivers rather than engineers and good to see females getting in on a very male dominated profession.

Karl Demetz said...

Beautiful station and beautiful photo, Dina!
To your question on BDP: yes

Hels said...

I love luxury trains, as a pampered customer :)

VP said...

It is always better than a bus driver: no traffic problems for trains! I drove a train once, with a friend of my dad close by...

cieldequimper said...

I'm sort of wondering why there aren't any already and why more didn't apply...

Dina said...

Friends, thanks for all your interesting input.

VP, you drove a train once?! How exciting!

Ciel, maybe one reason is that it might be shift work, like during the night too.

Dina said...

Friends, thanks for all your interesting input.

VP, you drove a train once?! How exciting!

Ciel, maybe one reason is that it might be shift work, like during the night too.

Peter said...

A demanding job, under appreciated.

Kay said...

Oh no, not me. Like Cloudia, I prefer riding to driving.