October 10, 2007
Trains moved Soldiers during World War I, both in the United States, as this recruiting poster shows, as well as on the battlefields of Europe. Narrow-gauge railways led right up to the front.
A realistic World War II-era model train setting by Staff Sgt. A. Jonathan Born, Mississippi Army National Guard.
The 13-inch mortar "Dictator" is used in a battle near Petersburg, Va., during the Civil War. Armored trains and railway artillery were first used in combat during that war.
Staff Sgt. A. Jonathan Born (3rd from left), an avionics technician with the Mississippi Army National Guard (also served four years with the Marines), models military trains, mostly World War II, in 1:48 scale. His display is not a diorama; the trains...
A boxcar on display at the Air Power Gallery at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force in Dayton, Ohio. Each boxcar carried 40 "Doughboys" or eight horses to the front in France during World War I. During World War II when Germany occupied France...
During World War II U.S. Army engineers in Persia (modern Iran), built roads and refurbished railways to supply war materiel to the Soviet Union. This is the Trans-Iranian Railroad, in Daroud, Persia.
In 1944, the allies captured this railway and stone archway bridge over the River Trebbia in Bobbio, Italy.
Task Force Smith of the 24th Infantry Division arrives at the railway station in Taejon, Korea, during the Korean War.
While trains were used to transport U.S. Soldiers and their equipment during the Korean War, trains in North Korea were targets of attack by U.S. and other U.N. forces. Here, U.S. forces target rail cars south of Wonsan, North Korea, an east coast port...
A U.S. Army locomotive moves loaded rail cars carrying equipment from the 957 Multi-Role Bridge Company, North Dakota Army National Guard for loading and transportation to an ocean port for shipment overseas, March 15, 2003. Upon completion of training...
Rail yard workers load heavy equipment from 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) onto rail cars Aug. 22, 2007, in Fort Campbell, Ky., to be shipped to Iraq.
Soldiers from the 66th Military Intelligence Brigade load equipment at Nathan Hale Depot in Darmstadt, Germany, Sept. 24, 2007, bound for the Joint Task Force East training exercise in Romania.
The locomotive "Firefly" stops on a trestle of the Orange and Alexandria Railroad in northern Virginia, captured by Union forces. The bridge was repaired under the direction of the famous Army engineer, Brig. Gen. Herman Haupt (standing in