Deutsche Reichsbahn (the German State Railway) - Late Wartime Staff Recruitment & Expediting Railway Car Usage

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Deutsche Reichsbahn (the German State Railway) - Late Wartime Staff Recruitment & Expediting Railway Car Usage

Post by Richard Stone » 02 Jun 2022 03:06

Attached are two articles about the Deutsche Reichsbahn (the German State Railway) that are translated from the original German documents. The first is a recruitment program by the Deutsche Reichsbahn (the German State Railway) for additional railway staff with emphasis on using women to take the place of men.

The second document is the Deutsche Reichsbahn methods and rules to increase the use of railway cars in order to meet the high wartime shipping requirements. These essentially duplicate the ones prepared by Herman Haupt when he served as the first director of the United States Military Railroad Service during the American Civil War.

Both articles were printed in the 2 February 1945 issue of 'The Railway Gazette’. The 'Railway Gazette’ was a British magazine that discussed the British railway industry and railways world wide.
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Re: Deutsche Reichsbahn (the German State Railway) - Late Wartime Staff Recruitment & Expediting Railway Car Usage

Post by GregSingh » 22 Jun 2022 13:15

Nr.10 seems to be missing from that article?
Here it is, loosely translated:
Men and Women of the German State Railway.

10. The ticket seller
Day's takings: RM 12853.70!

In the past, Mrs. Lisa Bieder from Chemnitz was counting her household money only reluctantly.
Today, thousands of Marks go through her hands at the ticket office every day!
- You have to be careful and in between give all sorts of information! -
But: she manages friendly and calmly - despite a long, strenuous period of service in addition to all housewife duties.
Mrs. Bieder is just one example among thousands of German women — and one reminder for us at the same time.
Now if we really have to make a trip important to the war effort, then we want express our wishes clearly at the counter, have the fare payment ready and don't ask any questions that aren't absolutely necessary!

*Where are you working now? Does your activity really help to win?
If not: Come to us, to the German Railways. Report for duty at the relevant employment office.

Wheels must turn for victory!
Overheard in the office:
Instead of losing 10% a year to inflation, you can invest in the stock market and lose 80% a year to stupidity.

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