New York Central Railroad Pamphlet (1946)
In 1946, the New York Central Railroad company printed a 16 page pamphlet giving advice to supervisors on how to handle the return of war veterans to the workforce, in particular those returning to work in the railroad industry. According to the pamphlet, approximately 30,000 New York Central employees had entered the armed forces before or during World War Two. The pamphlet gives instruction on such topics as interviews, physical examinations, and reemployment of disabled and handicapped veterans. This document provides information related to both the role of employers in assisting veterans returning from the war, and also, more generally, in the rules and regulations of the railroad industry.
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Text by Andrew Rhodes, Special Collections Specialist