Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Trainees Break The Mold.(Journal North)

Byline: Gary E. Salazar Journal Staff Writer

* Ashley Burns, Janice Convery are first women to become certified as brakemen for Santa Fe Southern Railway

Janice Convery and Ashley Burns have broken through as the first women to become certified brakemen for the Santa Fe Southern Railway.

Convery, 40, and Burns, 22, are the first women to join the company's eight-member crew, which oversees maintenance and operations of the train's scenic trips between Santa Fe and Lamy.

"This job is head and shoulders above anything else I have ever done," said Burns, Santa Fe High School's 1999 valedictorian.

Convery, a graphic designer and writer, agreed. …

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