Military Railroad Experiment

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Notch 8
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Military Railroad Experiment

Post by Notch 8 » Mon Apr 23, 2012 7:46 pm

Seen this on another board and thought since there were so many Old Farts on this Board that someone would reconize this as a loco that they ran once upon a Time..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-8gV4DJ ... r_embedded

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Re: Military Railroad Experiment

Post by Mark » Mon Apr 23, 2012 11:47 pm

First, thanks for posting the link.
My late father trained at Claiborne-Polk military railroad.
He was a qualified PRR engineman before going into the
U.S. Army .Most of the old farts you are referring to would
be at least 88 years old now.Offhand, I can't think of any of
my Dad's friends from WW2 operating battalion who are alive.
I'll ask Mom.

Thanks

Mark

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Re: Military Railroad Experiment

Post by JW » Tue Apr 24, 2012 9:10 am

Thanks Notch 8 that was better than a cup of coffee in the morning.

This old fart took his training at Fort Eustis,VA. We had GI 2-8-0's numbered 606,607,610,611 and 612.The 610 is being rebuilt now at TVRM for further operation.Saddletank #714 came on post while I was doing duty in Germany as an engineer on a depot railroad.Ran every diesel the ARMY had but the RS4TC was my favorite.Dig deeper Fort Eustis is on the tube too.

JW

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