Military Train

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 Ted, thought you were describing the 90 flat cars of tanks/apc etc that rolled into Savanna GA (Hunter Field)  Oct. '62 for a possible use during the missile crisis. I was there with the 306th Bomb wing SAC. Ron Hash
    On Wednesday, September 12, 2018, 4:19:09 PM EDT, NW Mailing List via NW-Mailing-List <nw-mailing-list at> wrote:  
 Harry, this is really interesting.  In 1962 I was stationed at an army base in Texas.  During that year (early spring) we loaded a company of tanks on flatcars and boarded pullman cars and went from Ft Hood to the Little Creek Amphibious Base for some advanced training with practice landings from LST's.  I know we went via Cincinnatti and I believe Bluefield, but it was one of these military trains.  Thanks for the memory.
Ted Cutler
In a message dated 9/11/2018 10:54:22 AM Eastern Standard Time, nw-mailing-list at writes:

On the railroads, trains hauling military personnel and equipment wereknown as MAIN trains -- that's Military Authorization Identification Number.In August, 1962,  N&W and NS operated MAIN 1151 and two other MAINtrains to Little Creek Amphibious Base using N&W (former VGN) toColeman Place and NS Rwy. beyond.  The train hauled U.S. Navy Reservistto two weeks active duty.  Equipment was all  heavy-weight Pullmans.  Calledfrom the extra board, I became a one time block operator at Camden Heights.The Coleman Place dispatcher notified me to STOP the MAIN train,   thatone conductor had failed to detrain and a lite engine would come and pickhim up.  I signaled  MAIN 1151 to stop.  It did and I thought the trainmasterwas going to have  heart attack. Will hunt for MAIN 1151's consist.
                                                                     Harry Bundy    

 Would there be records of military passenger trains from the late 50's till the end during the Viet Nam period?________________________________________
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