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I've spent almost 30 years collecting, digitizing material about US Army railway units in WWII and Korea and making it freely available to the vets themselves, their families and researchers. My father served in Army Rail units in both WWII and in Korea,and it's been my life long interest.

Much of the material on this blog has been donated, but lots of it I have purchased over the years,  like the unit history books, I have also purchased various types of equipment for scanning and digitizing.

Right now,  I have 2 huge scanning projects going on (they could be just the unit you are looking for information about)  and have bought a new digital document camera for the larger books. You can help me continue the work of this blog by making a donation.

Please help especially if you have enjoyed materials you found here and want others to continue to learn about these units ! If you'd like to send a check email me : Nancy- cunningb2@gmail.com or send me a Amazon gift card ( that where I purchased the scanner)


Also if you have materials you'd like to donate please contact me ! If you have precious materials collecting dust in some box in your attic from your dad, granddad or uncle contact me,  I will help you scan (digitize) these items so you create an archive of the materials ( documents, photos etc) for your family. Being archived digitally ensures you can share with younger members of the family and I will post the materials to the blog so that everyone will know of your soldier's service. Thanks --I will be happy to help you or will happily take any donated items

Do you have items that you are going to sell on eBay? Send me a scan of it before you sell it - I will hold the scan until after your item sells and then I will post it on the blog for the families of the soldiers to enjoy. These items are so important to them - some items feature photos of their long deceased fathers/grandfathers and they are priceless to them. These items also tell the story of the amazing military service of the "greatest generation" make sure their families can freely see them.

Contact : Nancy at cunningb2@gmail.com

** I have been working on a HUGE scanning project and it has required that I buy a rather expensive 3rd scanner .. if you can donate a few bucks toward this effort it would be greatly appreciated.It's not magic that made all this available it took thousands of hours and lots of specialized equipment. Thanks 


765th TRSB Korea Jim Palgrove

724th Railway Operating Battalion Reunion group Newsletter and Reunion programs 1966-1998

724th ROB Reunion 1966
https://www.scribd.com/doc/273083561/724th-ROB-Reunion-1966

724th ROB Reunion 1968
https://www.scribd.com/doc/273083556/724th-ROB-Reunion-1968

724th ROB Reunion 1983
https://www.scribd.com/doc/273083557/724th-ROB-Reunion-1983

724th ROB Reunion 1984
https://www.scribd.com/doc/273083581/724th-ROB-Reunion-1984

724th ROB Reunion 1985
https://www.scribd.com/doc/273083570/724th-ROB-Reunion-1985

724th ROB Reunion 1986
https://www.scribd.com/doc/273083558/724th-ROB-Reunion-1986

724th ROB Reunion 1992 (May)
https://www.scribd.com/doc/273083567/724th-ROB-Reunion-1992-May

724th ROB Reunion 1992 (Dec)
https://www.scribd.com/doc/273083571/724th-ROB-Reunion-1992-Dec

724th ROB Reunion 1994 (May)
https://www.scribd.com/doc/273083559/724th-ROB-Reunion-1994-May



724th ROB Reunion Newsletter Dec 1984
https://www.scribd.com/doc/273083583/724th-ROB-Reunion-Newsletter-Dec-1984

724th ROB Reunion Newsletter Dec 1985
https://www.scribd.com/doc/273083573/724th-ROB-Reunion-Newsletter-Dec-1985

724th ROB Reunion Newsletter Dec 1986
https://www.scribd.com/doc/273083559/724th-ROB-Reunion-1994-May

724th ROB Reunion Newsletter May 1987
https://www.scribd.com/doc/273083574/724th-ROB-Reunion-Newsletter-Dec-1987

724th ROB Reunion Newsletter Dec 1988
https://www.scribd.com/doc/273083575/724th-ROB-Reunion-Newsletter-Dec-1988

724th ROB Reunion Newsletter Dec 1990
https://www.scribd.com/doc/273083576/724th-ROB-Reunion-Newsletter-Dec-1990

724th ROB Reunion Newsletter Dec 1993
https://www.scribd.com/doc/273083582/724th-ROB-Reunion-Newsletter-Dec-1993

724th ROB Reunion Newsletter May 1993
https://www.scribd.com/doc/273083564/724th-ROB-Reunion-Newsletter-May-1993

724th ROB Reunion Newsletter Dec 1994
https://www.scribd.com/doc/273083579/724th-ROB-Reunion-Newsletter-Dec-1994

724th ROB Reunion Newsletter Dec 1995
https://www.scribd.com/doc/273083563/724th-ROB-Reunion-Newsletter-Dec-1995

724th ROB Reunion Newsletter May 1995
https://www.scribd.com/doc/273083577/724th-ROB-Reunion-Newsletter-May-1995

724th ROB Reunion Newsletter Dec 1996
https://www.scribd.com/doc/273083569/724th-ROB-Reunion-Newsletter-Dec-1996

724th ROB Reunion Newsletter Dec 1997
https://www.scribd.com/doc/273083568/724th-ROB-Reunion-Newsletter-Dec-1997

724th ROB Reunion Newsletter Dec 1998
https://www.scribd.com/doc/273083572/724th-ROB-Reunion-Newsletter-Dec-1998

724th ROB Reunion Newsletter May 1998
https://www.scribd.com/doc/273083565/724th-ROB-Reunion-Newsletter-May-1998

732nd Railway Operating Battalion ~ Howard

Names 


Names on photos:

#1. Jefferson Barracks, 1944
From left, first row, first soldier, Robert Howard, third soldier, Paul Elwell. From left, standing, first soldier, Frank Pitelli.

#2. Jefferson Barracks, 1944.

#3. Back of photo #2.

#4. France, 1944-1945. From left, first row, second soldier, Robert Howard. From left, standing, first soldier, Harold Frost.

#5 and #6. Could be Company A at award ceremony.

My dad was Robert Howard, Company A, 732nd ROB.

Thanks again to Phyllis

732nd Railway Operating Battion Monthly report 1944-1945 ( 707th Railway Grand Division)

732 Unit Reports by Nancy

Fascinating ! Thanks so much to Phyllis whose Dad service in the unit

"The Trooper" USS General M. B. Stewart Troop transport 715th ROB 1945


"The Trooper" USS General M. B. Stewart Troop transport 715th ROB 1945

The Trooper.pdf by Nancy


More here :  http://www.custermen.com/ItalyWW2/Voyage.htm  

History of the 713th Railway Operating Battalion Company A

History of 713th Company A.pdf by Nancy





Plates and photos

Railroad Soldiers

Railroad Soldiers J Weeks2 by Nancy

Where are they now ( locomotives ) by Mark Metz 2015

Were Are They Now Mark Metz by Nancy

766th Railway Shop Battalion - Harold Ross

Ken writes about his dad's service in the 766th

 "Dad ( Harold W. Ross)  was a TECHNICIAN 5TH GRADE. SERVED JUNE 6, 1944 - JUNE 6, 1946. SERVED WITH COMPANY A, 766TH RAILWAY SHOP BATTALION, BATTLE OF THE BULGE, FRANCE, GERMANY, WWII Trained at Camp Plauche, Louisiana"

* I have very little on the 766th if anyone has any additional info please contact me Nancy  cunningb2[@] gmail.com

706th Railway Grand Division (Tim)

706th Railway Grand Division.pdf by Nancy

Thanks so much to the great TimM for these great records as he said “Most of those records came from the US Army Center of Military History and all I did was copy them during lunch breaks when I worked nearby in downtown DC in 1993-1994.…. Heck, I was a peacetime GI railroader, no big deal. I was lucky no one was shooting at me and the trains and track were in good condition”

705th Transportation Railway Grand Division (tim)

705th.pdf by Nancy

Thanks so much to the great TimM for these great records as he said “Most of those records came from the US Army Center of Military History and all I did was copy them during lunch breaks when I worked nearby in downtown DC in 1993-1994.…. Heck, I was a peacetime GI railroader, no big deal. I was lucky no one was shooting at me and the trains and track were in good condition”