757th Transportation Battalion (Rail)

757th Transportation Battalion (Rail) 'Home of Army Rail' and the 'Source of Power' HERALDRY

Distinctive Unit Insignia

Description
A Gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Gules (Brick Red), between two bars gemel Or, a pellet fimbriated of the second and surmounted overall by a lion passant guardant of the last.

Attached below and to the sides of the shield a Gold scroll inscribed “SOURCE OF POWER” in Black letters. Symbolism
Brick red and golden yellow are the colors traditionally used for the Transportation Corps. The double bars simulate railroad tracks, and the black disc simulates a locomotive wheel. Together they represent the organization’s history as a Railway Shop Battalion. The Battalion’s three

Attached below and to the sides of the shield a Gold scroll inscribed “SOURCE OF POWER” in Black letters. Symbolism
Brick red and golden yellow are the colors traditionally used for the Transportation Corps. The double bars simulate railroad tracks, and the black disc simulates a locomotive wheel. Together they represent the organization’s history as a Railway Shop Battalion. The Battalion’s three

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US Army Class S160 #606She is a 2-8-0 Consolidation type locomotive on display at Crewe Railroad Museum in Crewe, VA. It...
09/19/2021

US Army Class S160 #606

She is a 2-8-0 Consolidation type locomotive on display at Crewe Railroad Museum in Crewe, VA. It is one of 2,120 intended for heavy freight work in Europe during WWII, although it spent its entire life on the 31 mile Fort Eustis Military Railroad within the boundaries of the US Army Transportation Center at Fort Eustis, VA

Posted by rgusrail

US Army Class S160 #606

She is a 2-8-0 Consolidation type locomotive on display at Crewe Railroad Museum in Crewe, VA. It is one of 2,120 intended for heavy freight work in Europe during WWII, although it spent its entire life on the 31 mile Fort Eustis Military Railroad within the boundaries of the US Army Transportation Center at Fort Eustis, VA

Posted by rgusrail

US ARMY Center Cab Switcher 7404Posted by Jim J.
09/19/2021

US ARMY Center Cab Switcher 7404

Posted by Jim J.

US ARMY Center Cab Switcher 7404

Posted by Jim J.

World War II 0-6-0 Switcher V1923 (1942)Posted by Daniel Berek
09/19/2021

World War II 0-6-0 Switcher V1923 (1942)

Posted by Daniel Berek

World War II 0-6-0 Switcher V1923 (1942)

Posted by Daniel Berek

U. S. Army, Spirit of Jasper No. 300, Lounge Car, IndianaNamed the Lounge Car, she is a former Department of Defense car...
09/18/2021

U. S. Army, Spirit of Jasper No. 300, Lounge Car, Indiana

Named the Lounge Car, she is a former Department of Defense car that was bought as surplus property to be used on an excursion train out of Jasper, Indiana. The car, along with two others, was refurbished in 2008-09 by local individuals and businesses for use on the three car Spirit of Jasper excursion train. The car was built in 1917 by Pullman as a "coffin car" to transport military dead to hometowns and cities across the United States. Before being sold, the car was stored at the U. S. Navy Surface Warfare Center, Crane, Indiana. Before becoming surplus property, the car most likely was in service to the U. S. Army.

Posted by Earl Leatherberry

U. S. Army, Spirit of Jasper No. 300, Lounge Car, Indiana

Named the Lounge Car, she is a former Department of Defense car that was bought as surplus property to be used on an excursion train out of Jasper, Indiana. The car, along with two others, was refurbished in 2008-09 by local individuals and businesses for use on the three car Spirit of Jasper excursion train. The car was built in 1917 by Pullman as a "coffin car" to transport military dead to hometowns and cities across the United States. Before being sold, the car was stored at the U. S. Navy Surface Warfare Center, Crane, Indiana. Before becoming surplus property, the car most likely was in service to the U. S. Army.

Posted by Earl Leatherberry

US Army #4615 Roseville, CaliforniaPosted by Michael Scholz
09/18/2021

US Army #4615 Roseville, California

Posted by Michael Scholz

US Army #4615 Roseville, California

Posted by Michael Scholz

USAX B1674, GE 80 tonner She pulls through the Cumberland Valley Business Park on the way to the Letterkenny Army Depot....
09/18/2021

USAX B1674, GE 80 tonner

She pulls through the Cumberland Valley Business Park on the way to the Letterkenny Army Depot. The 1950's-built General Electric 80Tonner still soldiers on more than 60 years later thanks to a rebuild program in the 1990's. This switcher is one of two US Army locomotives that are operated by the Pennsylvania and Southern Railway out of the old Army engine house inside the business park.

Posted by TeeVeeJim

USAX B1674, GE 80 tonner

She pulls through the Cumberland Valley Business Park on the way to the Letterkenny Army Depot. The 1950's-built General Electric 80Tonner still soldiers on more than 60 years later thanks to a rebuild program in the 1990's. This switcher is one of two US Army locomotives that are operated by the Pennsylvania and Southern Railway out of the old Army engine house inside the business park.

Posted by TeeVeeJim

No. 89, 90No. 89 remains an active locomotive at Strasburg and is often the locomotive of choice to pull smaller train c...
09/18/2021

No. 89, 90

No. 89 remains an active locomotive at Strasburg and is often the locomotive of choice to pull smaller train consists.

She ran on the Canadian National Railway for most of her life before being sold to the Green Mountain Railroad in New Hampshire. After just a few years on the Green Mountain RR, the locomotive was sold to the Strasburg Rail Road in late Spring 1972. The harrowing experience battling Hurricane Agnes’ flood waters during her journey to Strasburg is chronicled in “Images of Rail: Strasburg Rail Road.” Today, No. 89 is still an active locomotive at Strasburg and is often the locomotive of choice to pull smaller train consists.

Year Built: 1910

Maker: Canadian Locomotive Works (Kingston, ON)

Wheel Configuration: 2-6-0

Weight: 141,800 lbs.

Arrived at Strasburg: July 1972

No. 90 has become an iconic symbol of the Strasburg Rail Road. While she may be the youngest steam locomotive on the roster, she is the largest, and to some, she reigns as the grande dame of Strasburg’s fleet of steam locomotives.

Built in June of 1924 for the Great Western Railroad by Baldwin Locomotive Works of Philadelphia, No. 90 is one of just two operational Decapod class (2-10-0 wheel configuration) locomotives remaining in America! After spending 40 years of hauling commodities—primarily sugar beets—through the mountains of northern Colorado, she was sold to the Strasburg Rail Road in 1967 for a grand total of just $23,000. As soon as No. 90 arrived in Strasburg over 50 years ago, she instantly became a fan favorite and remains so even today.

Year Built: 1924

Maker: Baldwin Locomotive Works (Philadelphia, PA)

Wheel Configuration: 2-10-0

Weight: 212,000 lbs.

Year Arrived at Strasburg: May 1967

https://www.strasburgrailroad.com/our-locomotives/no-90/

No. 89, 90

No. 89 remains an active locomotive at Strasburg and is often the locomotive of choice to pull smaller train consists.

She ran on the Canadian National Railway for most of her life before being sold to the Green Mountain Railroad in New Hampshire. After just a few years on the Green Mountain RR, the locomotive was sold to the Strasburg Rail Road in late Spring 1972. The harrowing experience battling Hurricane Agnes’ flood waters during her journey to Strasburg is chronicled in “Images of Rail: Strasburg Rail Road.” Today, No. 89 is still an active locomotive at Strasburg and is often the locomotive of choice to pull smaller train consists.

Year Built: 1910

Maker: Canadian Locomotive Works (Kingston, ON)

Wheel Configuration: 2-6-0

Weight: 141,800 lbs.

Arrived at Strasburg: July 1972

No. 90 has become an iconic symbol of the Strasburg Rail Road. While she may be the youngest steam locomotive on the roster, she is the largest, and to some, she reigns as the grande dame of Strasburg’s fleet of steam locomotives.

Built in June of 1924 for the Great Western Railroad by Baldwin Locomotive Works of Philadelphia, No. 90 is one of just two operational Decapod class (2-10-0 wheel configuration) locomotives remaining in America! After spending 40 years of hauling commodities—primarily sugar beets—through the mountains of northern Colorado, she was sold to the Strasburg Rail Road in 1967 for a grand total of just $23,000. As soon as No. 90 arrived in Strasburg over 50 years ago, she instantly became a fan favorite and remains so even today.

Year Built: 1924

Maker: Baldwin Locomotive Works (Philadelphia, PA)

Wheel Configuration: 2-10-0

Weight: 212,000 lbs.

Year Arrived at Strasburg: May 1967

https://www.strasburgrailroad.com/our-locomotives/no-90/

USA 0-6-0T no. 30061She  stands at Eastleigh in 1956 where it has been overhauled and repainted in the current BR black ...
09/17/2021

USA 0-6-0T no. 30061

She stands at Eastleigh in 1956 where it has been overhauled and repainted in the current BR black livery. It is possible to see under the new paintwork the previous numbers and lettering of the loco including the original US Army number 1264.

30061 was constructed by Porter. After replacement by diesels in Southampton Docks, 30061 was renumbered DS233 and shunted at Redbridge Sleeper works until withdrawn in 1967.

Posted by John-Sydney-Han

USA 0-6-0T no. 30061

She stands at Eastleigh in 1956 where it has been overhauled and repainted in the current BR black livery. It is possible to see under the new paintwork the previous numbers and lettering of the loco including the original US Army number 1264.

30061 was constructed by Porter. After replacement by diesels in Southampton Docks, 30061 was renumbered DS233 and shunted at Redbridge Sleeper works until withdrawn in 1967.

Posted by John-Sydney-Han

QPSR 221A Class AC16, USA (builder's number 69456) No.221A is a 2-8-2 freight locomotive supplied to the Queensland Gove...
09/17/2021

QPSR 221A Class AC16, USA (builder's number 69456)

No.221A is a 2-8-2 freight locomotive supplied to the Queensland Government Railways during World War 2 as one of 20 'AC16 class' locomotives. It was built in 1943 by the Baldwin Locomotive Works, Philadelphia, USA (builder's number 69456) to a standard US wartime design and made available under 'lend-lease' finance. These wartime locomotives were known as 'MacArthurs' and identical engines were supplied to metre and 1067mm-gauge lines in India, Greece, Malaya and Thailand as part of the war effort, where some remained at work until the late 1980's.

The 'A' in both the class designation (AC16) and the number (221A) stands for 'American'. 'AC16 class' thus differentiated these locomotives from the earlier Queensland Government Railways C16 class and since the engines retained their original US Army numbers, '221A' differentiated the engine from another Queensland Railways locomotive already carrying the number 221.

No.221A was originally preserved as the class representative among the static locomotive exhibits at the Redbank Railway Museum, where it was displayed on a plinth from 1970 to 1992. It was transferred to the Ipswich Railway Workshops at the closure of the Redbank Railway Museum and has since been fully overhauled and restored to operation, including the manufacture of a new welded boiler at Ipswich workshops. 221A now hauls occasional tour trains over the QR network.

Dimensions: (as built) Class AC16
Wheel Arrangement Builder 2-8-2
Builder: Baldwin Locomotive Works, Philadelphia, USA 69456
Year built 1943
Cylinders 16” X 24”
Boiler preasure 185 psi
Driving wheels 48 inches
Weight 95 tons.

Posted by Lance CASTLE

QPSR 221A Class AC16, USA (builder's number 69456)

No.221A is a 2-8-2 freight locomotive supplied to the Queensland Government Railways during World War 2 as one of 20 'AC16 class' locomotives. It was built in 1943 by the Baldwin Locomotive Works, Philadelphia, USA (builder's number 69456) to a standard US wartime design and made available under 'lend-lease' finance. These wartime locomotives were known as 'MacArthurs' and identical engines were supplied to metre and 1067mm-gauge lines in India, Greece, Malaya and Thailand as part of the war effort, where some remained at work until the late 1980's.

The 'A' in both the class designation (AC16) and the number (221A) stands for 'American'. 'AC16 class' thus differentiated these locomotives from the earlier Queensland Government Railways C16 class and since the engines retained their original US Army numbers, '221A' differentiated the engine from another Queensland Railways locomotive already carrying the number 221.

No.221A was originally preserved as the class representative among the static locomotive exhibits at the Redbank Railway Museum, where it was displayed on a plinth from 1970 to 1992. It was transferred to the Ipswich Railway Workshops at the closure of the Redbank Railway Museum and has since been fully overhauled and restored to operation, including the manufacture of a new welded boiler at Ipswich workshops. 221A now hauls occasional tour trains over the QR network.

Dimensions: (as built) Class AC16
Wheel Arrangement Builder 2-8-2
Builder: Baldwin Locomotive Works, Philadelphia, USA 69456
Year built 1943
Cylinders 16” X 24”
Boiler preasure 185 psi
Driving wheels 48 inches
Weight 95 tons.

Posted by Lance CASTLE

US Army MRS1 #1811 - Fort Eustis VAThis unique locomotive, that was capable of adjusting its trucks to different rail ga...
09/17/2021

US Army MRS1 #1811 - Fort Eustis VA

This unique locomotive, that was capable of adjusting its trucks to different rail gauges, was produced by Alco (83 built) and EMD (13 built). The #1811 is one of the rarer EMD version units.

Posted by Gary Helling

US Army MRS1 #1811 - Fort Eustis VA

This unique locomotive, that was capable of adjusting its trucks to different rail gauges, was produced by Alco (83 built) and EMD (13 built). The #1811 is one of the rarer EMD version units.

Posted by Gary Helling

United States Army No. 4039United States Army 4039 is a 060-155 built by Alco in November of 1942 where it saw service a...
09/16/2021

United States Army No. 4039

United States Army 4039 is a 060-155 built by Alco in November of 1942 where it saw service at Fort Eustis, VA during WWII. On February 17th, 1947, she was sold the Virginia Blue Ridge Railway in Piney Woods, VA where she was renumbered to 5. She remained in service until 1963 when the VBR made the change to diesel. In 1965, Earle Gil bought her and ran her on the Morris County Central until December 14th, 1980 when she ran her last trip. On May 7th, 1994, the Whippany Railway Museum acquired her and restored her cosmetically. on December 20th she was added to the New Jersey Register of Historic Places and on March 4th, 2002, she was added to the National Register of Historic Places. She is currently under restoration at Whippany.

https://locomotive.fandom.com/wiki/United_States_Army_No._4039

United States Army No. 4039

United States Army 4039 is a 060-155 built by Alco in November of 1942 where it saw service at Fort Eustis, VA during WWII. On February 17th, 1947, she was sold the Virginia Blue Ridge Railway in Piney Woods, VA where she was renumbered to 5. She remained in service until 1963 when the VBR made the change to diesel. In 1965, Earle Gil bought her and ran her on the Morris County Central until December 14th, 1980 when she ran her last trip. On May 7th, 1994, the Whippany Railway Museum acquired her and restored her cosmetically. on December 20th she was added to the New Jersey Register of Historic Places and on March 4th, 2002, she was added to the National Register of Historic Places. She is currently under restoration at Whippany.

https://locomotive.fandom.com/wiki/United_States_Army_No._4039

H.K. Porter diesel #1311She sits preserved at the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum in Arden.  Built for the U.S. Navy in 1942...
09/16/2021

H.K. Porter diesel #1311

She sits preserved at the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum in Arden. Built for the U.S. Navy in 1942, it was used in New Jersey until 1955 when it was sold as surplus.

Photo by Wade Massie

https://www.american-rails.com/hk.html

H.K. Porter diesel #1311

She sits preserved at the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum in Arden. Built for the U.S. Navy in 1942, it was used in New Jersey until 1955 when it was sold as surplus.

Photo by Wade Massie

https://www.american-rails.com/hk.html

09/16/2021

Here's a draft cover of my father's war diary. The Prologue is almost finished. Next, I begin adding images to the diary manuscript.

"In 1952, the United States Army ordered 8 locomotives in Japan to replace locomotives lost when the armies marched back...
09/15/2021

"In 1952, the United States Army ordered 8 locomotives in Japan to replace locomotives lost when the armies marched back and forth over most of South Korea in 1950 and 1951."

Posted by Don Ross

https://donsdepot.donrossgroup.net/dr018.htm

"In 1952, the United States Army ordered 8 locomotives in Japan to replace locomotives lost when the armies marched back and forth over most of South Korea in 1950 and 1951."

Posted by Don Ross

https://donsdepot.donrossgroup.net/dr018.htm

USAX 6522(3GS21B), Denver, COPhoto by Michael Rujak
09/15/2021

USAX 6522(3GS21B), Denver, CO

Photo by Michael Rujak

USAX 6522(3GS21B), Denver, CO

Photo by Michael Rujak

Chad Hildebrandt, Rail Operations supervisor aboard MCLB Barstow, conducts rail operations classes for military units fr...
09/15/2021

Chad Hildebrandt, Rail Operations supervisor aboard MCLB Barstow, conducts rail operations classes for military units from all over the Department of Defense.

“We teach military units how to load equipment onto rail cars, we teach them how to tie down vehicles, and we teach them how to inspect to make sure the load is properly secured on railcars,” Hildebrandt said.

Posted by Keith Hayes, U.S. Army

Chad Hildebrandt, Rail Operations supervisor aboard MCLB Barstow, conducts rail operations classes for military units from all over the Department of Defense.

“We teach military units how to load equipment onto rail cars, we teach them how to tie down vehicles, and we teach them how to inspect to make sure the load is properly secured on railcars,” Hildebrandt said.

Posted by Keith Hayes, U.S. Army

USAX 4611(GP9R),  Colorado Springs, COPhoto by amtrakswchief 4
09/15/2021

USAX 4611(GP9R), Colorado Springs, CO

Photo by amtrakswchief 4

USAX 4611(GP9R), Colorado Springs, CO

Photo by amtrakswchief 4

4002 is an RS4TC, 74 of which were built at Baldwin-Eddystone for the US Army in 1953 to a modified Davenport design and...
09/14/2021

4002 is an RS4TC, 74 of which were built at Baldwin-Eddystone for the US Army in 1953 to a modified Davenport design and with a Whitcomb builder’s number, Whitcomb having acquired Baldwin. Built with a 400HP Cat D397 engine, at least 40 were rebuilt in the 1980s with 500HP Cat 3508 engines, 4002 is one of the upgraded locomotives. The paired stacks forward being replaced by a single one aft and the radiator screens being plated over at the time of upgrade.

https://www.prairievillage.org/4002-baldwin-whitcomb/

4002 is an RS4TC, 74 of which were built at Baldwin-Eddystone for the US Army in 1953 to a modified Davenport design and with a Whitcomb builder’s number, Whitcomb having acquired Baldwin. Built with a 400HP Cat D397 engine, at least 40 were rebuilt in the 1980s with 500HP Cat 3508 engines, 4002 is one of the upgraded locomotives. The paired stacks forward being replaced by a single one aft and the radiator screens being plated over at the time of upgrade.

https://www.prairievillage.org/4002-baldwin-whitcomb/

09/14/2021
Whitcomb 65-tonner, 3-1944 #60418, Rosslyn, Virginia on the W&OD, 4-15-1947.ex-US Army 8412650 hpBought by Washington & ...
09/14/2021

Whitcomb 65-tonner, 3-1944 #60418, Rosslyn, Virginia on the W&OD, 4-15-1947.

ex-US Army 8412
650 hp
Bought by Washington & Old Dominion as their #54 in 3-1947 via the War Assets Administration. Sold 3-1952 to Nello L. Teer Co.

Apparently, the D&S tried it in service but weren't very impressed. Speed was not something that it was designed for.

http://www.durhamsouthern.com/whitcomb65ton.htm

Whitcomb 65-tonner, 3-1944 #60418, Rosslyn, Virginia on the W&OD, 4-15-1947.

ex-US Army 8412
650 hp
Bought by Washington & Old Dominion as their #54 in 3-1947 via the War Assets Administration. Sold 3-1952 to Nello L. Teer Co.

Apparently, the D&S tried it in service but weren't very impressed. Speed was not something that it was designed for.

http://www.durhamsouthern.com/whitcomb65ton.htm

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General information

Lineage Information as of 9 February 2007 Constituted 1 July 1933 in the Organized Reserves as the 664th Engineer Battalion Organized by 1937 in Michigan Redesignated 21 February 1941 as the 757th Engineer Battalion Redesignated 1 April 1942 as the 757th Engineer Railway Shop Battalion Converted and redesignated 16 November 1942 as the 757th Railway Shop Battalion, Transportation Corps Ordered into active military service 3 June 1943 at the Army Service Forces Unit Training Center, New Orleans, Louisiana Inactivated 7 December 1945 at Camp Kilmer, New Jersey Redesignated 23 March 1948 as the 757th Transportation Railway Shop Battalion (Organized Reserves redesignated 25 March 1948 as the Organized Reserve Corps; redesignated 9 July 1952 as the Army Reserve) Activated 8 April 1948 with Headquarters at Milwaukee, Wisconsin Inactivated 25 October 1951 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin Activated 25 August 1952 with Headquarters at Milwaukee, Wisconsin Redesignated 1 January 1955 as the 757th Transportation Battalion Battalion broken up 31 January 1968 and its elements reorganized and redesignated as follows: Headquarters and Headquarters Company as Headquarters, 757th Transportation Battalion (Companies A, B, C, and D as the 1150th, 1151st, 1152d, and 1153d Transportation Companies, respectively--hereafter separate lineages) Reorganized and redesignated 15 March 1972 as Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 757th Transportation Battalion Inactivated 16 December 1980 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin Redesignated 16 May 1985 as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 757th Transportation Battalion and activated at Milwaukee, Wisconsin Location changed 1 July 1987 to West Allis, Wisconsin; on 16 September 1993 to Milwaukee, Wisconsin Reorganized and redesignated 16 September 1998 as Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 757th Transportation Battalion Location changed 16 September 1993 to Milwaukee, Wisconsin Detachment ordered into active military service 2 January 2003 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin; remainder of battalion ordered into active military service 10 February 2003 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin Battalion (less Detachment) released from active military service 4 June 2003 and reverted to reserve status; Detachment released from active military service 1 November 2003 and reverted to reserve status

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