Where there is a will there is a way!!! Meet Surekha Yadav, Maharashtra, Who Became Asia’s First Female Train Driver. Breaking the myth that women can’t do strenuous jobs as men, 51-year-old Surekha became Asia’s first female train driver, that too almost three decades ago in 1988. She was the first driver of ‘Ladies Special’ local train, then she drove Deccan Queen from Pune to CST. Other women were inspired by her, and as of 2011, there were 50 women locomotive drivers who were operating suburban trains and goods trains as assistant drivers. Nothing is impossible for a self-assured lady.