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737th Railway Battalion and Walter S. Fleming

I have very little on the 737th - does anyone know more about this unit ?

Scott writes ...

My father served in the army in WW2, as a medic, stationed in the Philippines.  He died in 1970 when I was very young, and we don't know much about his military service.  I requested his records from the government and was told a fire destroyed those records sometime in the early 1970's.

I did find a copy of his "Record of burial place of a veteran", and it lists his dates of service and organization.  The dates of service were 3-15-44 through 4-14-46, and the organization is 737 RR Bn.

I cannot find any record of a 737th Railroad Battalion.  Do you have any idea what 737 RR Bn would mean?
Scott Fleming:  fleming4 [ at] gmail.com

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Fort Benning, Georgia Railroads Narrow Gauge Quartermaster Corps [video]



The National Infantry Museum at Fort Benning has a 2-ft gauge 2-6-2T steam locomotive on outdoor display. The little engine, No. 1902, built by the Davenport Locomotive Works of Davenport, Iowa, was one of twenty such locomotives used by the Army Quartermasters Corps to move supplies and soldiers around Fort Benning between 1921 and 1944.

Different sources give various figures for the length of the narrow-gauge line, generally ranging from 15 miles to 27 miles. Considering that an old film made on the fort shows dozens of soldiers quickly laying a section of track, it is likely that the total length varied over time as the rails were extended or taken up depending on the particular need. The number of locomotives and rail cars in use also changed from time to time.

Sometime in the 1940s, the locomotives were given the nickname "Chattahoochee Choo-Choo" for the river that runs along the west side of the fort and for the popular song "Chattanooga Choo-Choo."

The line was abandoned in 1944; the tracks were taken up in 1946.

Fort Benning is in western Georgia on the south side of Columbus.


you can find out more about this here
http://railga.com/ondispl/fortbenloco.html

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U.S. Army Transportation Corps Exhibit Chicago Railroad Fair 1948

This is a hand- out from the exhibit Chicago Railroad Fair 1948

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Atlantic Coast Transportation Corps Officers Training School October 1943 "On Time "

This training included officers for the 701st, 728th, 729th and 756th Railway Operating Battalions.

ACT Ft Slocum 1943