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

724th Railway Operating Battalion plaque

715th ROB William Benner

William P Benner May 17, 1921 - September 01, 2013

William P. Benner, age 92, of Lemont, IL, formerly of Ft. Wayne, IN passed away Sept. 1st, 2013. A veteran of WWII, served as a Sergeant in the U.S. Army with Company C, 715th Railway Operations Battalion. Beloved husband of Theresa nee Wozniak, and the late Wanda I. Benner; loving father of Judy (William) Herman; adored grandfather of the late Chad Kelley, and late infant Wesley Kelley, Rex Wise, Angela (Scott) Grosetephon, and Leslie (Ryan) Pressley; cherished great-grandfather of (6) six.
He worked as a brakeman/conductor for the Penn Central Railroad, and retired after 43 yrs. service with Conrail. He was a member of Local #0298 United Transportation Union for 73 yrs. Funeral services Wednesday Sept. 4, 2013, 9:30a.m. from Markiewicz Funeral Home, P.C., 108 Illinois St., Lemont, IL 60439, to SS. Cyril & Methodius Church, for Mass at 10 a.m. Interment parish cemetery

720th Railway Operating Battalion timetable

720th Timetable by on Scribd

714th Railway Operating Battalion- Ashland

704th Railway Grand Division card Richey

Chicago Railroad Fair 1948 - Military display

The Chicago Railroad Fair was an event organized to celebrate and commemorate 100 years of railroad history west of Chicago, Illinois. It was held in Chicago in 1948 and 1949 along the shore of Lake Michigan and is often referred to as "the last great railroad fair" with 39 railroad companies participating. The board of directors for the show was a veritable "Who's Who" of railroad company executives.
History of the fair The origin of the fair traces back to the Chicago and North Western Railway (CNW), which at the time was the successor of the first railroad to operate out of Chicago, the Galena and Chicago Union Railroad. CNW was seeking a way to commemorate 100 years of railroading in Chicago, especially as it was done on the CNW itself. Public Relations Manager F.V. Koval is credited with developing the idea behind the fair.
The CNW advertising and public relation staff went to work to promote the show in the early months of 1948, beginning with a series of photographs made by company photographer Don Lidikay of people in 19th century costumes posing with the locomotive Pioneer, which had pulled the first train out of Chicago in 1848.[1] A highlight of the fair was the presence of the Freedom Train.The Freedom Train travelled the country from September 17, 1947, through Jan 22, 1949, and was at the Railroad Fair from July 5 – 9. It held many documents and artifacts from the National Archives. Available for public viewing were the original United States Constitution, Declaration of Independence and the Bill of Rights. Security of the documents was the responsibility of the Marine Corps.

ACTCOTS (Atlantic Coast Transportation Corps Officers' Training School) Commencement program May 15,1943

Actc Commencement Program M... by on Scribd

750th ROB Thanksgiving Dinner

750th ROB Thanksgiving Dinner by on Scribd

Military Railway Service (MRS) Veterans : 67th Annual Transportation Corps Conference

Military Railway Service (M... by on Scribd

765th TSRB Korea Hospital train

712th Railway Operating Battalion cup and 714th Railway Operating Battalion candlesticks: soldier's art


712th Learn more about soldier's art ... Art of the American Soldier by Center of Military History

Mileposts: memories of the 774th Railway Grand Division 1945

IF YOU HAVE A COPY OF THIS UNIT HISTORY! Please contact me and share it! Thanks Nancy militaryrailwayservice@gmail.com Only a few pages from this history! We need a full scan!

Mileposts: memories of the ... by on Scribd

Mileposts-The-Memoirs-of-the-774th-Railway-Grand-Division-MRS-Italy-1945-Book Country/Region of Manufacture: Italy Published Date: 1945 Main Author: Corporal John F. Daily Physical Description: 115 p. illus. Other Authors: Captain Harry J. Isett Produced by: Information and Education Section, MRS, Italy Language: English Binding: Hardcover Published: Rome, Tipolitografia delle Ferrovie dello Stato Subject: United States > Army >774th Railway Grand Division

The other fellow's job: a digest of army rules and regulations governing military traffic on railroads

The other fellow's job:... by on Scribd

Santa Fe Railroad Dining Car menu 1943

'Railroaders Alway' song - US Army

Railroaders Always Song by on Scribd

720th Railway Operating Battalion Warrington letters home

720th Railway Operating Battalion Warrington

735th Railwway Operating Battalion Reunion - Muia archives

Thanks again to Muia family for donating these great reunion photos! Reunion photos 1955-1988 and 1994- 2000

 735th ROB reunion 1955-88  Muia 735 ROB Reunion Muia 1994-2000

744th ROB Milwaukee Magazine May 1944

744th ROB Milwaukee Magazin... by on Scribd

Military Railway Service Journal vol5 no4 July 1958

Military Railway Service Journal vol5 no4 July 1958 by Nancy on Scribd

The Military Railway Service Journal Vo5 No1 Jan 1958

MRS Journal Vo5 No1 Jan 1958 by Nancy on Scribd

735th Railway Operating Battalion - Muia

Thanks so much to Joseph Muia daughter, Mary Fran for sharing great information from her dad on his service in the 735th ROB.
We have been busy scanning reunion photo albums, unit histories and other doc and I will be posting much more on the 735th soon, a unit we didn't know that much about.
Thanks again to Mary Fran for sharing all this with the blog.


  More donated by Muia family -- Reunion photos : https://goo.gl/FCkrxM