A female conductor, called a “conductorette” in the attached vintage caption, poses on Spring Street in downtown L.A. with a special Los Angeles Railway Car decorated for a WW II bond drive. Note the Hall of Records behind on the left and the Hall of Justice on the right. Some things haven’t changed. But gratefully “conductorettes” are out and Metro operators — 55 females, at last count — are in. This photo was taken in the early 1940s.