Military Railway Service
#1

Starting from an old italian locomotive, I found something more!

 

This is the story of the Whitcomb Locomotives Ne 120 and the Military Railway Service:

 

The Whitcomb Locomotives Ne 120 and the Military Railway Service

 

Last but not least

 

Merry Christmas and happy new year

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#2

I have travelled extensively in Sicily, including circumnavigating the island by rail except for the stretch from Trapani where no rail exists. This was during my years of research into Operation Husky and the progress of the US 7th Army, The British and Commonwealth 8th army and the Canadian 1st Division. So your post is of interest to me, thank you.

 

Colin

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#3

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you too, Angatti!

Marion J Chard
Proud Daughter of Walter (Monday) Poniedzialek
540th Engineer Combat Regiment, 2833rd Bn, H&S Co, 4th Platoon
There's "No Bridge Too Far"
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#4

Available on the web site the transcript of "American "Rails" in eight countries". The story of the Military Railway Service

http://www.goticatoscana.eu/EN/Italy_at_war/StoryOfMRS/StoryOf1stMRS.html

 

Update

added the the names of the recipients of the 1st MRS Certificate of Merit as of January 1st, 1945 and the description of the Certificate of Merit.

 

all the best

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#5

Superb! Nice job and a lot of people will really appreciate the information and images.

 

Hey, I have a photo from my dad's unit, I think you will enjoy! This was taken in North Africa.

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Marion J Chard
Proud Daughter of Walter (Monday) Poniedzialek
540th Engineer Combat Regiment, 2833rd Bn, H&S Co, 4th Platoon
There's "No Bridge Too Far"
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#6

Cool! I didn't know they had a train!

Maj Todd O. USMC, Retired
Grandson of LTC John O'Brien
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#7

Ah, just one of the many treasures that have fallen into my adoring hands!

Marion J Chard
Proud Daughter of Walter (Monday) Poniedzialek
540th Engineer Combat Regiment, 2833rd Bn, H&S Co, 4th Platoon
There's "No Bridge Too Far"
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