3rd Railway Operating Okal Persia

Unknow Railway Battalion in Saint Ghislain Belgium in 1944

anyone know what bunch this is ?

726th Railway Operating Battlion : In action! History



726th Railway Operating Battalion Unit History by Nancy

Military Railway Service reunion 1968

707-709th Railway grand divisions

707-709th railway grand divisions by cunningb

724th Railway Operating Battalion 1951 timetable Fort Eustis


Fort Eustis Military Railroad 724th Trans Railway Operating Battalion Timetable No 1, Eff 0001 HRS 2, April 1951
Inside 1stPage reads: “Personnel whose duties are in anyway affected by the timetable must have a copy of the current timetable while on duty”.

Railroad Fans - this Timetable is when Maj. A.M. Schofield was the Division Superintendent - he went on to become the President of the Pennsylvania Railroad (Just an interesting side note - nothing to do with this listing - I also have Schofield's actual desk from the Pennsylvania Railroad when he was the President).
Some History on Fort Eustis& the 724th Battalion:
On 7 May 1945, the 714 ROB was relieved of responsibility in the operation of the Alaska Railroad and returned to Camp Claiborne, Louisiana. The 714th did an outstanding job in the accomplishment of this mission and for this service was awarded the Meritorious Unit Commendation. It was re-designated as the 714th Transportation Corps, Railway Operating Battalion on 29 December 1945 then just the 714th Transportation Railway Operating Battalion (TROB) on 10 May 1947. Shortly after the end of hostilities, the Battalion arrived at Fort Eustis, Virginia, and assumed the responsibility for the operation of the Fort Eustis Railroad.
In the summer of 1950, the 714th departed Fort Eustis for Korea to perform duty with the Third Transportation Military Railway Service (TMRS). They arrived there on 26 August 1950, commanded by Major H. W. Martens. The 765th Railway Shop Battalion (RSB), commanded by Major James K. Hanks, had also arrived.
The Korean version of the 712th TROB started as a reserve unit sponsored by Reading Company, a Philadelphia based railroad. Similar units were in place on the Pennsylvania Railroad, (724th),and others who sponsored the 729th and a few others.
The Fort Eustis Military Railroad is an intra-plant United States Army rail transportation system existing entirely within the post boundaries of the United States Army Transportation Center and Fort Eustis (USATCFE), Fort Eustis, Virginia. It has served to provide railroad operation and maintenance training to the US Army and to carry out selected material movement missions both within the post and in interchange with the US national railroad system via a junction at Lee Hall, Virginia. It consists of 31 miles (50 km) of track broken into three subdivisions with numerous sidings, spurs, stations and facilities.

713th Railway Operating Battalion commemorative plate


712th Railway Operating Battlion


711th Railway Engineers pin