Military Train

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Thu Sep 13 11:56:11 EDT 2018

Military trains were common until the Viet Nam conflict. They ended when 
protesters would stop the trains by lying down in front of the trains 
when they stopped. Then they had to wait for police to remove the 
protesters. So they went to using air even though it was far more expensive.


On 9/13/2018 10:02 AM, NW Mailing List via NW-Mailing-List wrote:
> Jeff:
> I'd say that MAINs were somewhat rare.  As time
> went by, believe the military found it was cheaper
> to fly troops. Incidentally, they may_not_ have been
> *MAIN***trains, but in the mid-50s, the Navy transferred
> a division from Norfolk to San Diego.  No. 3 had
> three following sections to transfer families of Navy
> personnel.  Power supplied ? All Class J's.  Imagine
> what Nos. 45-46 and others had for stand-ins.
>                                                                  Harry 
> Bundy
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