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At the Strasburg Railroad in Pennsylvania, a "Rosie the Riveter" hostler washes N&W 4-8-0 locomotive #475. Rosie is a cultural icon representing the American women who worked in factories and shipyards during World War II, many of whom produced munitions and war supplies. These women sometimes took entirely new jobs replacing the male workers who were in the military. Images of women workers were widespread in the media as government posters, and commercial advertising was heavily used by the government to encourage women to volunteer for wartime service.