minnpost:

Meet the Motorettes
With male streetcar drivers called up for World War II, Twin City Rapid Transit turned to women to fill the jobs. The title motorman was inappropriate, so the term motorette was coined.

A few motorette images from the Minneapolis Historic Photo Database:
Streetcar driver Dona Turbes, January 18, 1945.
Motorettes Jeanette Johnson and Adeline Lundquist. High-res

minnpost:

Meet the Motorettes

With male streetcar drivers called up for World War II, Twin City Rapid Transit turned to women to fill the jobs. The title motorman was inappropriate, so the term motorette was coined.

A few motorette images from the Minneapolis Historic Photo Database:

Streetcar driver Dona Turbes, January 18, 1945.

Motorettes Jeanette Johnson and Adeline Lundquist.