734th Railway Operating Battalion - Howard


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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 


Army Schooling on the B.& O. Railroad 729th ROB

Army Schooling on the B.& O.railroad by Nancy

726th ROB Letters Home Blackwell

726 Letters Home Blackwell by Nancy

744th ROB Co B Roster

744th ROB Co B Roster by Nancy

3rd TMRS Japan 1946 by Dave Kaufman

3rd TMRS Japan 1946 Dave Kaufman by Nancy

765th TRSB Inactivation Ceremony

765th Inactivation Ceremony by Nancy

743 ROB co b roster

743 ROB co b roster by Nancy

8010th TMRS Wildrick

8010 Th Wildrick by Nancy

765th TRSB / 3rd TMRS The Last Pershing by George Simpson

The Last Pershing by George Simpson by Nancy

One lucky locomotive : #101 Locomotive



8010th TMRS Places to See Southern Honshu Japan

8010th TMRS Places to See Southern Honshu Japan by Nancy