Female Maintenance Staff Ensure Railway Security in C China

August 22, 2017
By XinhuaEditor: Rong Chen
Female Maintenance Staff Ensure Railway Security in C China
Railway maintenance workers enjoy their break time. [Xinhua/Li An]

 

The 11-strong railway maintenance team in the Xuchang work zone affiliated to Zhengzhou Railway Bureau has eight women workers. The workers are responsible for checking the security of three main railway lines in central China's Henan Province.

The group carries out routine inspections on five-kilometer-long stretches of the railway in the Xuchang work zone.

Since 2001, the department has been managing 16 switches, as well as countless railroad girders and bolts en route.

The women do just as many physical tasks as the men, and they perform as well as men, say their peers.

 

Female Maintenance Staff Ensure Railway Security in C China
Workers jointly carry a wooden railway tie. [Xinhua/Li An]

 

Female Maintenance Staff Ensure Railway Security in C China
A female worker checks the railway tracks. [Xinhua/Li An]

 

Female Maintenance Staff Ensure Railway Security in C China
Female maintenance staff members check the railway. [Xinhua/Li An]

 

Female Maintenance Staff Ensure Railway Security in C China
Workers use an instrument to consolidate the railway foundations. [Xinhua/Li An]

 

Female Maintenance Staff Ensure Railway Security in C China
Members of the maintenance team have a break. [Xinhua/Li An]

 

Female Maintenance Staff Ensure Railway Security in C China
Workers have a meeting prior to the start of their maintenance work. [Xinhua/Li An]

 

(Source: Xinhua/Translated and edited by Women of China)

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