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Trains to Victory tells the dramatic story of the years 1941 1945 when U.S railroads, using fewer cars and locomotives than in WWI, moved tonnage and passengers than ever before Divided into 13 chapters, plus a 32 page four color section, an introduction, bibliography and a complete index, the volume appeals to railfans, historians, military historians, and many others.The 380 page hardbound book features 542 photographs, an additional 285 illustrations, a four color laminated dustjacket and a complete listing of U.S military camps, posts and bases as of August 1, 1941 The book discusses the implications of the war on the railroads, embarkation of troops and materiels, how the Military Railway Service joined the fight and what was happening on U.S railroads during the war It also addresses new railroad cars and locomotives built for the war, military camp railroads, how Alaskas railroads played a part in the conflict, how women helped the war effort, and what was happening in foreign theaters It describes how railroads aided in the return of wounded troops and equipment, and the atmosphere on the railroads immediately after the war Scale drawings of war emergency box cars are also included, as are troop train car plans.Trains to Victory covers such topics as the huge Chicago x11 , 380 pages, 825 photos and illustrations, 32 page all color photo section, 13 chapters, extensive historical military railroad documentation....

Title : Trains to Victory: America's Railroads in WWII
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ISBN : 091158160X
Format Type : Hardcover
Language : English
Publisher : Heimburger House Publishing Co July 1, 2009
Number of Pages : 380 pages
File Size : 562 KB
Status : Available For Download
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Trains to Victory: America's Railroads in WWII Reviews

  • John J. Poister Jr.
    2019-05-01 19:43

    Considering the role America's railroads played in moving passengers and vital cargo, it's surprising there haven't been more books like "Trains to Victory". The authors have done a remarkable job of pulling together personal stories, facts and figures, period advertising and a narritive that pulls together the railroad's heroic story.

  • David W. Richter
    2019-04-28 22:49

    For everyone interested in U.S. railroad history and the history of World War II, this is the perfect book. It fills a niche that, for unknown reasons, has not been well covered. The railroads filled a remarkable role during the war, but other than a few books and articles, it seems to have escaped much attention.

  • Mr. Kenley C. Vogt
    2019-04-29 20:41

    I love railroad history and World War Two - This book bridges both topics! It's very well done lots of pictures and information. From reading this book I can see why the WWII generation is called the greatest generation. This book is a must have for the railfan or modeler who grew up in the 1940's. I am a huge New York Central Rail Fan and there is some NYC info in it as well.

  • Mel Vineyard
    2019-05-04 15:56

    This volume reveals a lot of WW II and railroad history that I was previously unaware of.

  • ADreisow
    2019-05-21 15:47

    I didn't expect this book to be so heavy (or expensive). I can honestly say that I know NOTHING about trains but my husband is an avid train psychopath...err...enthusiast and was tickled pink to receive this book. I find the price ridiculous!!! $57?!?!?! Whatever makes him happy. I did browse through the book and it seems interesting and I actually like that it's FULL of awesome pictures!

  • Robert Ottman
    2019-05-20 16:49

    not very well written, does not really tell a story of how the railroads achieved victory.

  • Anne E. Valentine
    2019-05-11 18:59

    Well, I ordered it for my dad -- and he loves it! He was very happy because he couldn't find it anywhere but saw that it was available on -- that God for the internet ...

  • Matthew Huepfel
    2019-05-08 18:58

    DO NOT BUY THIS BOOK!! The book begins with a very patriotic dedication and right below that it states the book was printed in CHINA!!! What an insult to the sacrifice made by American men and women during World War Two.