728th Railway Operating Battalion travel manifest 1944

Company a 728th ROB Manifest by Nancy on Scribd

Company B 728th ROB Manifest by Nancy on Scribd

Company C 728th ROB Manifest by Nancy on Scribd

718th Railway Operating Battalion William J. Ricketson


Thanks to Barclay for sharing his grandfather's William J. Ricketson great 718th ROB photos.
Please get in touch with me if anyone can identify any of the other soldiers  or locations.

718 ricketson

712th Transportation Railway Operating Battalion (TROB) Jimmie Ross Mulkey

Thanks to Jimmie Ross Mulkey's grandson, Ron we have his discharge papers - amazing military career with the Marines, Army and National Guard. He served in 712th Transportation Railway Operating Battalion(TROB)and the 8010th TTRG in Japan post Korean war.

712th TRSB Mulkey by Nancy on Scribd

Fort Eustis : Military Railroad




Fort Eustis Military Railroad by Nancy on Scribd

Army Rail: Tribute to the 714th Transportation Battalion, Railway Operating


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

706 Railway Grand Division by Nancy on Scribd

790th Railway Operating Battalion~~ Matlosz

790th MatloszTom writers ....

My Dad, Pvt. Michael W. Matlosz, served in the 790th Railway Operating Company (Battalion?) in the Philippines during WWII. Any information about the 790th which you can provide, like date and area of deployment, would be most appreciated.
 I know that his records were destroyed in the St. Louis fire. I've attached a few photos. Dad can be seen in 0164 and 0165.

716th Railway Operating Battalion - Virgil Cowder

Virgil's son, Bob writes... I have attached 4 photos of my dad who was stationed with the 716th ROB in Germany at the end of WWII. I would like to send this to you, so it can be posted with other communications with ex-soldiers from his outfit. His name is Virgil Crowder. I don't know if this is the best way of doing this or not. If there is someone that knew him, I would be willing to communicate with them. 716 Crowder

ACTCOTS (Atlantic Coast Transportation Corps Officers' Training School) 1943 4th Class

ACTCOTS (Atlantic Coast Transportation Corps Officers' Training School) 1943 4th Class by Nancy on Scribd

764th Railway Shop Battalion -- Major Wooten

Major Wooten's family is working on digitizing more of his photos - thanks to them for sharing!

764th Wooten by Nancy on Scribd

Newfoundland Railway Unit -- Lend Lease

Newfoundland Railway Lend Lease by Nancy on Scribd

Affiliated Railway Units WWII

Affiliated Railway Units WWII by Nancy on Scribd

Military Service Records, Awards, and Unit Histories: A Guide to Locating Sources 2018 Update by Mese F. DeBruyne and Barbara Salazar Torreon.

The guide provides information on locating military unit histories and individual service records of discharged, retired, and deceased military personnel. It also provides information on locating and replacing military awards and medals. Included is contact information for military history centers, websites for additional sources of research, and a bibliography of other publications, including related CRS reports.

Military Service Records, Awards, and Unit Histories: A Guide to Locating Sources 2018 update by Mese F. D... by Nancy on Scribd

The Military Railway Service in Italy and Northwest Europe. MAJ GEN C. R. Gray, Jr., US Army Military Review, June 1948.

The Military Railway Service in Italy and Northwest Europe. MAJ GEN C. R. Gray, Jr., US Army Military Rev... by Nancy on Scribd

Military Railway Service in World War II. LT COL Jefferson H. Myers, TC

Military Railway Service in World War II. LT COL Jefferson H. Myers, TC Military Review, February 1945.

Military Railway Service in World War II. LT COL Jefferson H. Myers, TC by Nancy on Scribd

The Military Railway Service up to the Italian Campaign. MAJ GEN C. R. Gray, Jr., US Army

The Military Railway Service up to the Italian Campaign. MAJ GEN C. R. Gray, Jr., US Army Military Review, May 1948.

The Military Railway Service up to the Italian Campaign. MAJ GEN C. R. Gray, Jr., US Army by Nancy on Scribd

Development of Military Railway Service. MAJ George E. Lourie, TC

Military Review, September 1946.

Development of Military Railway Service. MAJ George E. Lourie, TC by Nancy on Scribd

Role of Army railroading at the operational level of war.

by Smith, Bradley E. Little emphasis is being placed upon military railroading today by Defense Department planners. Rail is overshadowed by motor transport and theater air when it comes to supporting large unit operations. In doing that, logisticians may be shortchanging themselves and, worse still, the units they are obligated to support. A new look at Army railroading at the operational level of war is warranted because little has been written about it over the last several decades. Current terminology, doctrine and capabilities are summarized before further analysis is undertaken. The Army's present railroad doctrine is based upon the assumption that the present day equivalent of the Military Railway Service, which is the Transportation Railway Service, will be small in comparison to our efforts in World War II and the Korean conflict. In fact, our reliance upon host nation rail support is at an all time high. Foreign nationals will have to be assigned missions that soldiers have traditionally done in past wars. A reevaluation of Army railroading at the operational level of war is warranted before any realignment of doctrine and force structure is initiated. This paper is an attempt to make a contribution toward that end. The first step in that approach is to explore inherent advantages of rail from the standpoint of a theater commander. The second step is to examine railroad challenges confronting the operational commander and his staff. It is concluded that this mode of transportation warrants much more attention and consideration than it is currently receiving. Operational commanders have a great deal to gain from increasing the number of U.S. Army rail units. The advantages of rail outweigh any likely difficulties which might result from its use. To gain a true appreciation of rail, however, further analysis is required. Strengths and weaknesses of different transport modes need to be examined and quantified. Systemic comparisons need to be drawn so our logistical efforts can be better focused and directed. The appropriate place for military rail must be identified and the necessary personnel and equipment obtained. This is an important step which we can take now which will help to meet the pressing demands that are likely to be placed upon our logistical support structure in the future

Role of Army railroading at the operational level of war. by Nancy on Scribd

Employment of the T. C. Railway Operating Battalion in an Invasion by Carroll C.Mullen

Mullen, Carroll C. A practical study of echelonment, employment and command control of Military Service troops, TC, in preparation for and during initial phases of an invasion.


Employment of the T. C. Railway Operating Battalion in an invasion. by Nancy on Scribd