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 :
https://transportation.army.mil/museum/index.html



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.
58-2842-27-920
58-2842-27-940
58-2842-27-960
58-2842-27-980
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


743rd Railway Operating Battalion Trains at Little Rock, Arkansas



714th or 765th TRSB Korea - Kinney

Daniel Delbert Kinney Sr., from Gold Creek, Montana (born june 17 1928), Deer Lodge or ,Butte Montana.

 USA 2017 became KNR 2012 and USA 2033 became KNR 2003. (When the Army turned over some of its SW8s to the Korean National Railroad, the KNR renumbered them in the 2000 series, which causes some confusion since the KNR didn't keep the 2000-series numbers the Army had been using.)
The only SW8 left in Korea is ex-USA 2011, which became KNR 2001. When I last saw it three years ago it was on display by the main gate of the Pusan shops, and an employee said there are plans to put it on display somewhere in the city as an object of Korean national history, as it is the oldest diesel in the country


 

Transportation corps photos -- Life 1944 France Morse collection

Transportation corps Life