The Troop Train was not Merely a Mode of Transportation, it was an Institution

Discussion in 'General' started by Karl, Feb 13, 2018.

  1. Karl

    Karl 2008 Engineer of the Year Supporter

    While looking for the meaning of ODT Order 53, I came across this gem. This work is an ALL encompassing look the the US Military's effort to move men and materiel during World War II. It's a wonderful piece that should answer almost any question related to military rail transportation.
  2. meteor910

    meteor910 2009 Engineer of the Year Staff Member Supporter


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  3. frisco1522

    frisco1522 Staff Member Staff Member

    I still marvel at how America mobilized and the railroads handled all f the traffic during WWII. We couldn't do all of that today.
  4. Joe Lovett

    Joe Lovett Member

    WOW is right Ken. Thanks for finding this jewel, Karl. I really like the photos they show of military equipment being loaded on railcars. One in particular was 16 quarter ton trucks loaded on a flatcar and a whole train of these. Another photo shows Russian locomotives loaded on a cargo ship. A person could spend weeks reading all of the material.

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  5. yardmaster

    yardmaster Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporter

    This is going to make for some very fun reading. More photos, too, than I would have expected.

    Best Regards,
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