Merry Christmas from the 743rd Railway Operating company and Allied Forces 1943




724th Railway Operating Battalion



718th Railway Operating Battalion compass

753rd Railway Shop Battalion trench art

753rd Railway Shop Battalion art by Nancy on Scribd

741st Railway Operating Battalion - Stout

741st ROB Stout by Nancy on Scribd

724th TROB misc docs




724 TROB by Nancy on Scribd

706th Railway Grand Division 25 October 1943 - 9 May 1945 unit member signatures

706th Railway Grand Divisio... by Nancy on Scribd

Locomotives: We don't forget old US iron Soldiers!

More from Ludovic ....I have now to write about old ROB soldiers which are preserved in our country : in this case, the steam locomotives type 060 same as the one shown with Mr Julian PETERS in Dreux station in 44. FRANCE bought 77 locomotives of this type in 1946 and they were called "030 TU" in the French specifications. There are two survivors of this time : the N° USA TC WD 4383, built in 1943 by DAVENPORT, is now in a railway museum in Longueville, near Paris, restored in its military livery and running, by the association named "AJECTA". The other one (USA TC WD 6102) built by HK PORTER from PITTSBURGH, in 1943, is always in Normandy ; I took photos of it in CAEN city, in 1988 and since 1996, it is preserved by an association "ACF", located in PONT-ERAMBOURG, in their railway museum. But it is not yet restored nor running : the association has not enough money to do this work and is awaiting for a sponsoring to help ! (photos joined)- We don't forget old US iron Soldiers !


Links:
The 4383 is in the living steam museum of AJECTA Association, in LONGUEVILLE, near PARIS, the site is : www.ajecta.fr ; they also have a Facebook page and videos in YouTube ; the 6102 is a Normandy rail museum, in PONT-ERAMBOURG, near CAEN, their site is : www.rails-collinesnormandes.fr ; also videos of them in YouTube (thanks Ludovic)

More on the 030 TU https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/030_TU 

743rd Railway Operating Battalion camp 1945 France

Amiens France 1945
 

740th Railway Operating Battalion reunoin roster 1976

740th reunoin roster.pdf by Nancy on Scribd

712th Timetable Korea 1954

712th Timetable Korea 1954 by Nancy on Scribd

735th Railway Operating Battalion History

Thanks to Muia family

735th ROB History by Nancy on Scribd

723rd Railway Operating Battalion in France: Ludovic and his truck

Very interesting note from Ludovic in France about the 723rd ROB in France and their trucks.

My name is Ludovic; I am a Frenchman and live in Normandy, 15 miles West from DREUX city. I was always interested in military history and, because my grandfather Maurice was a rail worker from 1922 to 1960 in the area Dreux-Verneuil sur Avre, I discovered, years ago, that it was the 723 rd ROB who was in charge of our railway line.

Many times, I've read the saga of this unit in your blog, and ten years ago, my son Geoffrey and I, bought a 1944 GMC tipper truck with the intention to restore it and give it markings of the 723 rd, to maintain its memory here. The nicknames of our truck is "Alamo" and "Georges"(an uncle of mine which was soldier during and
after WW2). So, our truck is running since this year. I've read that it was the "A" company of the 723 rd who used some trucks as it, but how may, I don't know...?
So, the markings are to be completed with truck/company n°. Enclosed, photos of us and another from the 1944 era in Normandy. I hope this will be of interest for you and old friends of America. very sincerely yours, Ludovic

716th Railway Operating Battalion Antwerp Railyard then and now...

From Guy in Belgium ...
With 100% certainty, the above picture was taken at the large Antwerp railyard called “Antwerpen-Dam” in Belgium. The partial gantry in the top right corner was part of a hugh coaling crane. This was demolished late sixties when there where no steamtrains located there anymore. The engineshed is still standing but the 2 large chimneys have gone. The hugh building behind is also standing. This whole area has been turned into a leisure park a few years back with fountains and summer bars and the like. Just off picture on the right, behind the coaling installation, an old engine shed has been turned into a posh restaurant. The area had such rich railway history but nothing is left visible. An offer by the railcompany to display a locomotive has been turned down by the city architects.
Google earth image today...
 

729th Railway Operating Battalion 1974

729th Railway Operating BN 1974 by Nancy on Scribd

728th Railway Operating Battalion - Ralph Liddick


PFC Ralph E. Liddick of the 728th is buried in the LaPlatte Cemetery in Sarpy County NE.
He died on 9 Feb 1973. Sarpy County is located south of Omaha along the Missouri River.


 
Omaha World-Herald Sunday, Feb 11, 1973 Omaha, NE Page: 88

763rd ROB Capt. Richard G Hill


Thanks to John for rescuing these great photos of Capt Richard G. Hill of the 763rd Railway Operating Battalion.










763 Hill Photos by Nancy on Scribd

2nd Military Rail Europe WWII by Metz

2nd Military Rail Europe WWII Metz by Nancy on Scribd

All Aboard: using railroad employee magazines for your research

All Aboard Rail Research by Nancy on Scribd

Military Railway Service Journal Nov 1956

Other Units mentioned: 740th Railway Operating Battalion, 719th Railway Operating Battalion, 725thRailway Operating Battalion, 714th Railway Operating Battalion,725th Railway Operating Battalion,726th Railway Operating Battalion, 712th Railway Operating Battalion, 730th Railway Operating Battalion

Military Railway Service Journal Nov 1956 by Nancy on Scribd

770th Railway Operaing Battallion Roster 1944

770 ROB Roster 1944 by Nancy on Scribd