Al Roberts 724th 1954-photo


Al Roberts 724th 1954

728th Railway Operating Battalion Milo Howe Obit

728th Railway Operating Battalion Milo Howe Obit by Nancy

735th Railway Operating Battalion Robert Walter Neumann obit

Robert Walter Neumann 735th Railway Operating Battalion by Nancy

712th TROB

712th Trob May 52 by Nancy

765th TRSB Newsletter October 2009

765th TRSB Newsletter October 2009 by Nancy

Official Reports of Fighting in Korea NYT

Korea 1

759th ROB Daniel Boone Stevenson Jr obit

759th Daniel Boone Stevenson Jr

Military Railway Service Veterans of World War II and Korea to be Honored at Conference 2009-05-28

Military Railway Service Veterans of World War II and Korea to be Honored at Conference
2009-05-28

Military Railway Service (MRS) veterans of World War II and Korea will be honored at the annual Transportation Corps (TC) Conference at Fort Eustis, Va., July 29-Aug. 1.

During World War II (WWII), more than 43,500 solder-railroaders served in more than 50 commercial railroad-sponsored MRS units stationed in theaters around the world. Seven of these were sponsored by BNSF-predecessor railroads.

Specific events scheduled to honor MRS veterans include "staff ride" visits to nearby rail facilities, tours of the Army Transportation Museum, showing of 1950s-era Army rail training films, history presentations on the Military Railway Service and the Claiborne and Polk Military Railway and access to the locomotive simulator trainer. The Museum Foundation General Membership Meeting luncheon and Conference Ball will enable veterans to meet and share their knowledge with each other and with today's generation of TC soldiers. Throughout the event, an Army History Detachment will be on hand to record the personal MRS experiences and impressions of these veterans for future generations. A detailed schedule listing times and locations for specific events will be published in the near future.

Most TC conference events will be open to the public. A special invitation, though, is extended to post Korean-era soldiers who served, or are currently serving, in active or reserve MRS units. MRS veterans of WWII and/or Korea, who want to participate in TC conference activities, should contact Mark Metz, LTC-USAR (Ret.) at e-mail: m-m-e@comcast.net or 717-597-2636. Other individuals should go to the Fort Eustis Web site at the end of May 2009 and complete the registration form.
BNSF Headquarters
BNSF Railway Company
2650 Lou Menk Dr. 2nd Floor
P.O. Box 961057
Fort Worth, TX 76161-0057
Phone: (817) 352-1000

For more information on the company and its transportation solutions, visit the BNSF Web site at www.bnsf.com

MRS rail units sponsored by BNSF

MRS rail units sponsored by BNSF (Burlignton Northern Santa Fe)
Here are the MRS rail units sponsored by BNSF processor companies as listed in MG Gray's RAILROADING IN EIGHTEEN COUNTRIES:


Unit Sponsor Activation Date

704th RGD GN 30 NOV 42

710th RGD ATSF 14 DEC 43

713th ROB ATSF 15 APR 42

732nd ROB GN 12 JAN 44

745th ROB CB&Q 19 MAY 43

747th ROB ATSF Not Activated

750th ROB SL-SF 21 MAR 44

758th RSB ATSF 6 APR 43

759th ROB Bill Bording obit

759th ROB Bill Bording                                                                                                                                                

Railways enlist in the Army NYT 194?

Railways enlist in the Army NYT 194? by Nancy

744th Railway Operating Battalion Joe Kizzia Obit

744th Joe Kizzia Obit                                                                                                                                               

746th Tyra Oscar Galloway obit

746th Tyra Oscar Galloway by Nancy

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The famous 101 765th locomotive


Military Railway plans 1941 nyt

military railway plans 1941 nyt                                                                                                                                                

729th William Kolberg obit

729th William Kolberg obit                                                                                                                                                

Yankee Boomer Vol.2 No.52 September 27,1945

Thanks Dave for the very last ever published Boomer !

The Yankee Boomer V2 No 52 Sept 1945 by Nancy

721st Railway Operating Battalion John T. Jack Moore- obit

721st Rob John T by Nancy

730th Railway Operating Battalion Pierre Rasmussen obt

730th PIERRE T by Nancy

60%Korean Rail Destroyed 1950 NYT

60%Korean Rail Destryed                                                                                                                                                

714th TROB John J. Donahue- obit

714th TROB John J by Nancy

756th Railway Operating Battalion


732d Railway Operating Battalion 1944

732d Railway Operating Battalion 1944 by Nancy

714th Donald Eugene Miller

714th Donald Eugene Miller by Nancy

765th Photos Ron Torii

755th Carl Edward Landmesser -obit

755th Carl Edward Landmesser -obit

727th Kenneth Sanford Diary Sloderdyk All (703rd)

727th Kenneth Sanford Diary Sloderdyk All (703rd) by Nancy

Books we own about Military Rail Units



Would you like a lookup ?

Dave says .."I have RR 18 Countries & DeNevis America's Fighting Railroads and Military Railway Service, along with the Yankee Boomer Edition"

My list of books and publications can be found here :

http://griffincunningham.net/Griffin/MAIN/robstuff.htm

Email us at militaryrailwayservice@gmail.com

727th Photos Ken Sanford

727TH PHOTOS KEN SANFORD FILE by Nancy

More great photos from Ken's daughter, Karen

1) Bob Nyberg & interpreter "Peirre" in France

2) Some Italian children in Rome who were hard to keep away from the supply room

3) John Reaple

4) Middle LH side, my Father Ken Sanford holding on to side of train

5) Bottom RH side "703 guys Marseille France"

6) bottom LH side someone named Ed Sanders

Railway Unit Histories Held at MHI



765th Railroad Magazine 'Letter from Korea' 1952

765thrailroadmag All

713th Victor F. Schaefer -obit

713th Victor F. Schaefer -obit by Nancy

715th Railway Operating Battalion


There is a post about this 715th bell on the Central Pacific Railroad Photographic History Museum-blog and thank goodness for it, you can read it here 

I'm pretty sure the L.B. Griffin is my Uncle Larry Griffin, if anyone else is related to anyone from the 715th or knows anymore about the unit or this bell let me know -Thanks,  Nancy cunningb2@gmail.com

The above "17" brass bell 1943 Illinois Central railroad 715th RROB" is described as follows:

"Brass railroad bell mounted on wooden plate. I believe this bell was
 "owned" by the 715th Railroad Operating Battalion. The 715th served in Italy from 1943-1945 and operated the lines between Pisa and the northern Italian coast, supplying the effort to drive the Nazis from the Apennines and out of the Po Valley of Northern Italy.
They were sponsored by the Illinois Central Railroad.

One side is engraved:

Company B
715th Operating battalion
Feb 5th 1943

The other side is engraved with the names of members of the unit:

Capt W. T. Kelly
Lt. R.J. Chinn
Lt. L.B. Griffin
Lt. E.V. Heisler
Lt. J. B. Mattingly

Boiler base 8", base to top of yoke-17", width of yoke-10', bell diameter 8" weighs approx 40 lbs."

Over the years these names have been mentioned as being in the 715th

Raymond D. Simpson, served in Company A Oct 1942 to Oct 1945
Arnold Wolters Apennines and po valley campaigns. his name was arnold wolters.
Herbert L. Williams trainmaster of that unit

Military Railway Plans 1941 NYT

Military Railway Plans 1941 nyt by Nancy

Erie Railroad tells America why railroad units are so important

733rd ROB Bartles, Albert Harry Obit

733rd ROB Albert Harry Bartles -Obit by Nancy

740th Onderisin,Charles obit

740th Charles Onderisin obit by Nancy

752nd Railway Operating Battalion Barney photos

724th TRSB-photos



Thanks to Alfred Roberts

752nd Donald Wayne Barclay Sr obit

752nd Donald Wayne Barclay Obit

752nd ROB: Division Mourns Death of Jim Guerci

752nd Division Mourns Death of Jim Guerci

Destination Berlin: "The Transportation Corps will furnish the necessary transportation!" 1944

Destination Berlin by Nancy

752nd Railway Operating Battalion Thomas E. Williams photos



Thanks to Dave Williams

1. Dad & Robert Barnes, my dad, Thomas Ervin Williams on left
2. My dad, Thomas E. Williams, Holland, 1945
3. My dad, Thomas E. Williams, Camp Gray, 1944, 752nd ROB, 2cd row third from left
3. Dad and members of his unit, 752nd ROB, France, 2nd row third from right.

765th Transportation Railway Shop Battalion maps and articles

765th Transportation Railway Shop Battalion Awards

765th TRSB Award by Nancy

765th Transportation Railway Shop Battalion Insignia

765th TRSB Insignia by Nancy

765th Transportation Railway Shop Battalion photos



many from Ron Torii-thanks !

United States Army No. 101

United States Army No101 by Nancy

709th Railway Grand Division by Dave Kaufman

709th Railway Grand Division by Nancy on Scribd

8010th TMRS photos



From Bernerd Drury

  • Relaxing at the 8010th TMRs club with some of my friends.I am the cpl
  • Bernerd in yokohama japan sumer 1952
  • I remember two of these GIs, the big guy holding a can is Billy Rictie and the one holding a picture is Fortner.
  • Bernerd on 70th birthday
  • Unit patch

721st Railway Operations Battalion Co C Soldier Trip Home

721st Railway Operations Battalion Co C Soldier Trip Home by Nancy

The U.S. Army in Post World War II Japan, 1945-1952

The U.S. Army in Post World War II Japan, 1945-1952 This video presentation features history of the U.S. Army in Japan following "September 2, 1945 ... [when] representatives of the Japanese government and the Allied powers gathered to sign an instrument of surrender which in effect, formally ended World War II." Also includes transcripts, photos, documents (such as the 1946 Constitution of Japan) and suggested readings and links to online resources. From the United States Army.

URL: http://www.army.mil/postwarjapan/

747th Railway Operating Battalion photos from KSanford



Karen writes:

1) Bob Nyberg & interpreter "Peirre" in France

2) Some Italian children in Rome who were hard to keep away from the supply room

3) John Reaple

4) Middle LH side, my Father Ken Sanford holding on to side of train

5) Bottom RH side "703 guys Marseille France"

6) bottom LH side someone named Ed Sanders

716th soldiers court martial

716th soldiers by Nancy

716th High-Ball Newsletter 1945

716th High-Ball Newsletter 1945-All by Nancy

716th Railway Operating Battalion -Millionaire Battalion

716th Railway Operating Battalion Millionaire Battalion by Nancy

727th Railway Operating Battalion -Carping




From Donna...

Ralph David Carping #36661856 Private First Class
727th RWY OPR Bn Discharged November, 9th, 1945

752nd Railway Operating Battalion Photo- Thomas Ervin Williams

From Thomas..

My dad, Thomas Ervin Williams, (now deceased) was a fireman on the Santa Fe in 1944.

He enlisted and served in Europe in WWII as a railroader.

I have a picture, I think taken in basic, of him with the 752nd RY OPN BN, it's attached. He's third from left in 2cd row.

723rd image

746 Railway Operating Battalion Louie Edmistion



Joy writes ...This the 746 Railway Battalion in Germany and Austria. Don't know what year. Louie Edmistion is our relative from Xenia Illinois or could be Wheatland Indiana, where his wife and children were while he was away.


Uncle Louse 3rd row from L 2nd from back

477th Railway Operating Battalion -Fauth Obit

477th Railroad Bn Fauth Edw H obit WW II

Transportation Corps : railway-operating battalion.


War Department field manual; FM 55-55.

1945

Explains the organization and operation of the railway-operating battalion upon a railway operated by the Military Railway Service. Its purpose is to assist military railway officers in the training and operation of their units and to guide command and staff officers charged with their employment.

read it

US ARMY: Railway Operations Crewmember (88U)

US Army #190

749th Railway Operating Battalion Roster Co. B

749th Roster Co. B by Nancy

Railway Progress Magazine 1952 3rd TMRS

Railway Progress Magazine 1... by on Scribd

765th Unit Information

765th Unit History by Nancy

On soldiers view of Antwerp 1945

Antwerp 1943 by Nancy

3rd TMRS Korea

3rd TMRS Korea by on Scribd

US ARMY One Lucky Locomotive US101

US ARMY One Lucky Locomotive US101 by Nancy

Military Rail Bibliography from MHI

Military Rail Bibliography MHI

The Saga of the 732nd Railway Operating Battalion

732nd Saga by Nancy

743rd ROB Company 'B' Roster

743rd ROB Company B Roster by Nancy

The Military Railway Service Journal September 1958

military railway service journal 1958 by Nancy

Mend Bad Rails Under Gunfire Washington Post 1944

Mend Bad Rails Under Gunfire Washington Post 1944

AMERICAN RAILS IN EIGHT COUNTRIES: The Story of the 1st Military Railway Service

AMERICAN "RAILS" IN EIGHT COUNTRIES The Story of the 1st Military Railway Service by Nancy

Meet the MRS from the Wall Street Journal 1944

Meet the Mrs Wsj 1944

Army Railway Unit 'Playing' With Toys CSM May 1943

Army Railway Unit 'Playing' With Toys Csm May 1943

European ROB Information

European ROB Information

First Train From Cherbourg Speeded by U.S. Rail Corps Christian Science Mon 1942

First Train From Cherbourg Speeded by U.S. Rail Corps Christian Science Mon 1942

Army Will Buy Railroad for Training Special Unit 1941 Nyt

Army Will Buy Railroad for Training Special Unit 1941 Nyt

Yankee Boomer Vol.2 No.41 July 12, 1945

Yankee Boomer July 1945 All by Nancy

Army Rail Unit Cited for Speed in Sicily 1943 NYT

Army Rail Unit Cited for Speed in Sicily 1943 Nyt by Nancy

U.S. Army Military Railway Service Report WWII

Military Railway Service Report WWII

Yankee Boomer Vol.2 No.34 May 24, 1945

Yankee Boomer May 24 1945- All by Nancy

U.S. to Release 4,000 Men to Ease Rail Transportation

U.S. to Release 4,000 Men to Ease Rail Transportation CSM 1942

727th Railway Operating Battalion Roster