Members of the rail operations team with the Fort McCoy Logistics Readiness Center (LRC) operated the installation locomotive to move railcars May 14, 2020, at Fort McCoy, Wis.
The team was moving railcars that were loaded with equipment and vehicles belonging to the Army Reserve’s 996th Engineer Company and 327th Engineer Company for a deployment.
Soldiers from the units loaded the railcars in March with support from the Fort McCoy LRC and the LRC’s Transportation Division.
Approximately 245 pieces of cargo were loaded on to 97 rail cars equaling 22.4 short tons.
There were zero rail safety accidents with the effort as well.
Located in the heart of the upper Midwest, Fort McCoy is the only U.S. Army installation in Wisconsin.
The installation has provided support and facilities for the field and classroom training of more than 100,000 military personnel from all services each year since 1984.