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 campaign honors awarded for service in World War II are represented by the lion from the coat of arms of Normandy and by the two sets of double bars. Coat Of Arms Blazon Shield 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. Crest That for the regiments and separate battalions of the Army Reserve: From a wreath of the colors Or and Gules, the Lexington Minute Man Proper. The statue of the Minute Man, Captain John Parker (H.H. Kitson, sculptor), stands on the Common in Lexington, Massachusetts. Motto SOURCE OF POWER. Background The coat of arms was originally approved on 28 March 1963. It was amended to correct an error in the blazonry of the crest on 15 May 1963. The insignia was cancelled on 30 April 1969. It was reinstated for the 757th Transportation Battalion on 14 February 1995.

Mission: The mission of the 757th Transportation Battalion (RWY) is to command, control, and supervise rail operating companies. The 757th Transportation Battalion (Railway) mission is to supervise the operation of railway locomotives and trains; supervise the maintenance and repair of railway track; supervise the performance of running inspections on rolling stock and diesel-electric locomotives; and to supervise the performance of unit maintenance on rolling stock and diesel-electric locomotives. It is responsible for supervising and controlling the operation of a rail division of up to 240 miles of track. Headquarterd in Milwaukee, WI 53207-1799, we are an element of the 336th Transportation Group-Ft. Sheridan, IL under the 88th Regional Support Command-Ft. Snelling, MN- United States Army. The battalion supports and trains soldiers at these organizations: Wisconsin Southern Railroad Janesville and Horicon, Wisconsin Fox River Trolley Museum Elgin, Illinois 84th Training Division Milwaukee, Wisconsin Naval Surface Warfare Training Center Crane, Indiana Charles Melvin Price Support Center Granite City, Illinois Badger Army Ammunition Plant Baraboo, Wisconsin Mid-Continent Railroad Museum North Freedom, Wisconsin McAlester Army Ammunition Plant McAlester, Oklahoma In June 2000 Army Reserve engineers from Mississippi to Michigan to Montana descended on Oklahoma for Exercise Golden Kastle. While in its third year at McAlester Army Ammunition Plant, this was the first year -- and first time ever, according to officials -- Army Reserve engineer units worked as subcontractors for Army Corps of Engineers construction projects. Members of the 757th Transportation Railway Battalion, of Milwaukee, Wis., rebuilt about 700 feet of track that leads off a spur to a row of bunkers. The soldiers completely removed and replaced the section of track that had been closed due to unstable ground. The soldiers stripped out the bad section down to the underlying hard pan. Next, they redid the ditches and re-sloped the ground to ensure good drainage. They then hauled rock to serve as a base for the new rails, laid ties and rail line and spiked the rail to finish the four-week job.

05/29/2020
Norfolk & Western Class J No. 611

Norfolk & Western Class J No. 611

On this date in 1950, one of the most iconic steam locomotives ever built rolled out of the Norfolk & Western East End shops in Roanoke, Virginia. The 611 sported the classic bullet nose and streamling with her famous tuscan stripe, 300 lbs. bolier pressure, 70 inch drivers and 80,000 lbs. of tractive effort exactly like her other 14 sisters.

The 611 served the N&W well until 1959 when she was retired from service. Between 1982 and 1994, she rolled off thousands and thousands of miles pulling excursions and making fans all over the world. In 2015, it was her time to shine again on the high iron under steam and reach a new generation of steam lovers!

Today we wanted to celebrate her 70th birthday in style and under steam but safety and the well being of the public is our number one priority. Stay tuned for plans later in the year and let's make the 611's 70th birthday year a special one!

We would like to thank all of our friends, donors, supporters, and crews for bringing the 611 back to life for a third time. We simply couldn't do it without you!

A special thanks goes out to the following for their assitance in this video: Norfolk Southern Corp, Virginia Museum of Transportation, N.C. Transportation Museum, Steam Operations Corporation, Strasburg Rail Road, Nashville Steam, Trains Magazine, Grand Canyon Railway & Hotel, Atlantic Railways, Santa Fe 3751, Triangle's Train: New Hope Valley Railway, Age of Steam Roundhouse Museum, Fort Eustis Military Railway, Potomac Eagle Scenic Railroad, DeeDee Bruce, Cynthia Scruggs, Joey Kendrick, Erin Kendrick, Scotty Williamson, Colin Wiseley, Duane Leonard, Dick Cudd, and Brady Sanker

A Nice Sunset
05/14/2020
A Nice Sunset

A Nice Sunset

Someone really spent time on this car.

Fort Eustis Military Railway
05/09/2020

Fort Eustis Military Railway

Happy National Train Day!

05/07/2020
U.S. Army Transportation Museum

U.S. Army Transportation Museum

During World War II the US Army used the railroad both overseas and within the continental United States to move massive amounts of men and material wherever they needed to go. In the war against Nazi Germany Army rail units would serve where needed and helped move what was needed to ensure the eventual victory over Germany on May 8th, 1945.
Museum Curator, Marc Sammis, provides a little information on the contribution of Army rail to the war in Europe. Please enjoy this short clip.

Fort Eustis Military Railway
07/13/2016
Fort Eustis Military Railway

Fort Eustis Military Railway

The Fort Eustis Military Railway is operated as an intra-plant switching facility for the United States Army.

Railway Operating Battalion Revival Project
07/13/2016
Railway Operating Battalion Revival Project

Railway Operating Battalion Revival Project

Devoted to reviving the Army's Railway Operating Battalions and the benefits that they bring to military installations.

377th Theater Sustainment Command
04/20/2012

377th Theater Sustainment Command

88th Regional Support Command
04/20/2012

88th Regional Support Command

US Army Reserve Chain of Command
04/20/2012

US Army Reserve Chain of Command

Community Service at Elm Dale Elementary, Feb 2012.
04/20/2012

Community Service at Elm Dale Elementary, Feb 2012.

BN Christmas Party, Dec 2011
04/19/2012

BN Christmas Party, Dec 2011

04/19/2012

NBC Latino Congratulates: Karina Michell Tomei Castro

HONOR ROLL!

For this week’s Military Child Month honor roll student, we salute high school senior Karina Michell Tomei Castro. Her father is in the Army Reserves and in addition to being a great student academically with a 3.54 GPA, she is also a star player on her school’s volleyball team.

Her health teacher last semester, Mr. Billy Swartz, says what makes Karina special is her mature nature.

“She’s very positive, energetic, outgoing and very respectful,” he says.

He adds that she’s very well-liked by everyone.

“I believe I am a good influence for my friends, teaching them that it’s not necessary to do bad things to go far in life,” says Karina. “On the contrary, using the tools necessary to be a good person - intelligence, athleticism, organization, and responsibility. I will keep going…I have faith in myself.”

Name: Karina Michell Tomei Castro

Age: 17

Grade: 12

Current school: Waukesha South High School, Waukesha, WI (10 months)

Previous school: Antilles High School, Bayamón, PR

What is the biggest challenge of being a military child? Waking up every day and asking myself, “Where are we going to be tomorrow?” At any moment we might have to go and leave everything behind as if it were a dream. For me, a harder challenge is thinking about whether my father will have to go to war again. I think that that is something that nobody should have to go through.

Favorite subject: Spanish

Favorite activities: Watching movies, watching sports on television and playing them

Favorite book, and why? I’m not a person that reads books unless they are about sports, but a book that caught my attention in school was “Chanda’s Secret.” It’s a book based on the real life of how one lives in Africa - with little resources and all of the horrible things that the families must endure like incurable diseases.

Favorite city lived in so far: Lajas and Bayamón, PR, because I have family and friends there.

What are you most passionate about? Shoes. I have a collection of sneakers.

My inspiration is: My great grandmother, because she always looks good and she advises me. I learn a lot from her.

In college, I would like to study: Sports training

In 10 years, I see myself: I would like to think playing volleyball and working in something I really like.


Artile by: KRISTINA PUGA, NBC LATINO STAFF

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757th Transportation Battalion (Rail)
11/09/2011

757th Transportation Battalion (Rail)

11/09/2011
TIOH - Heraldry - 757 Transportation Battalion

TIOH - Heraldry - 757 Transportation Battalion

The purpose of this site is to provide information on United States Army heraldic entitlements; how they are displayed, and how and why it is worn.

Best Warrior
11/09/2011
Best Warrior

Best Warrior

Winners of this competition for Army Reserve surface transportation Soldiers will compete at the next level of competition at the 377th Theater Support Command at Camp Shelby, Miss., this spring. Winners at that competition advance to the U.S. Army Reserve Command competition at Fort...

National Railroad Museum :: Welcome
11/09/2011
National Railroad Museum :: Welcome

National Railroad Museum :: Welcome

Since 1958, the NRM has been enriching lives of others by offering the American railroad experience through engaging exhibits, programs, and special events

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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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