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

U.S. Army Transportation Museum: then and now

I found a clipping in my mom's stuff, Capt Griffin was my dad.
You can see the new insignia and the one used on the web page right now.
Visit the web page for the museum here :

Rail cranes question

Steve writes wondering about some rail cranes .... Attached for your information is a scan of the photo I bought of Ebay showing US army 75ton crane 7501 under going lift tests. The reverse of the photo has notes identifying the crane type as a spec MIL-R-3291 and providing serial numbers for 4 x cranes.
Note the reference to the cranes being for "foreign service". The crane configuration is the same as the ones here in NSW but so far I'm unable to confirm if they are from this allocation. Can anyone help him ?

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712th TROB Harrell Boedeker honored

Two members of the Malta Bend American Legion Post No. 558 have received Quilts of Valor. Harrell Boedeker, a Korean War Army veteran, and Richard Wagner Jr., an Army veteran of Operation Desert Storm, were both presented a Quilt of Valor this past month.
Boedeker served in the Army from February 1951 to February 1953, achieving the rank of PFC(T). He was assigned to Company B, 712th Transportation Railway Operating Battalion as a welder in Korea, during the war. Company B had the responsibility for the maintenance of railway equipment and worked with the Koreans to teach them faster and better ways of keeping inadequate and scarce motive power and cars in service. At his discharge, his awards included the Korean Service Medal with three bronze service stars and the United Nations Service Medal. Boedeker’s quilt was presented by Christena and Keith Windmeyer on Sunday, March 17.

717th Railway Operating Battaion - Alton Beideck