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Posted: 10/24/2004 3:53:50 AM EST
I'm thinking of making a military themed train set for my apt. I've searched a little on the wondernet with out much luck do any of you guys have pics of either modern military equipment riding the rails...or maybe some older stuff. Also when the army moves is equimpment accross the nation say for a deployment do they use civilian trains under a contract or do we have our own? Thanks for your imput.
Link Posted: 10/24/2004 3:59:59 AM EST
Here in VA on the CSX I see some military stuff from time to time and most of the time the equipment is on DOD cars. We use our locomotives for power but I'm sure the goverenment has some kind of agreement with CSX on transporting their equipment. Can't help ya with the pictures but I'm sure someone on here can as there are plent of train nuts on here
Link Posted: 10/24/2004 7:35:16 AM EST
btt
Link Posted: 10/24/2004 7:39:57 AM EST
AH HA! I think we have uncovered a terrorist plot!
Link Posted: 10/24/2004 7:41:34 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/24/2004 7:47:06 AM EST by Garand_Shooter]

Originally Posted By Colt_sporter:
I'm thinking of making a military themed train set for my apt. I've searched a little on the wondernet with out much luck do any of you guys have pics of either modern military equipment riding the rails...or maybe some older stuff. Also when the army moves is equimpment accross the nation say for a deployment do they use civilian trains under a contract or do we have our own? Thanks for your imput.



Almost always civilian contract trains. the Army does own some locomotives and rolling stock, but all the soldiers who crew them are in the USAR.

Here is a pick of an M1 being loaded on a flatcar in Korea

Link Posted: 10/24/2004 8:04:30 AM EST
I would think that www.railpictures.net would have some pictures of tanks on trains, they have pictures of just about everything thats train related.
Link Posted: 10/24/2004 8:24:48 AM EST
Google terms like military combined with railhead and you'll get all kinds of hits on movement by rail.
Link Posted: 10/24/2004 8:48:37 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/24/2004 8:49:24 AM EST by REDHORSE]
These were taken in Aug 2002



Link Posted: 10/24/2004 8:52:43 AM EST
A little bit older picture.
Link Posted: 10/24/2004 9:13:29 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/24/2004 9:14:08 AM EST by omar]
These tanks were headed for destruction at White Sands Missile Range and were just offloaded at the rail head. Although not on the flat cars, perhaps the angle of this pic may be of use to you. I took this pic in 2000.

Link Posted: 10/24/2004 9:17:45 AM EST
NOOOOOOOOOOOOO! I want one!! waaaaaaaaa
Link Posted: 10/24/2004 9:22:01 AM EST
When the Sterling Heights tank plant was open, there would loads of M1s coming out the factory. Only one would fit on each rail flat bed. This was in 1991 or 1992 and they were painted sand color and not the green. They may have been old tanks that were refitted. They were quite a site.
Link Posted: 10/24/2004 10:12:47 AM EST

Originally Posted By omar:
These tanks were headed for destruction at White Sands Missile Range and were just offloaded at the rail head. Although not on the flat cars, perhaps the angle of this pic may be of use to you. I took this pic in 2000.

photos.ar15.com/ImageGallery/Attachments/DownloadAttach.asp?iImageUnq=31451


Think they'ed let us have a couple for targets?

CW
Link Posted: 10/24/2004 10:44:01 AM EST

Originally Posted By omar:
These tanks were headed for destruction at White Sands Missile Range and were just offloaded at the rail head. Although not on the flat cars, perhaps the angle of this pic may be of use to you. I took this pic in 2000.

photos.ar15.com/ImageGallery/Attachments/DownloadAttach.asp?iImageUnq=31451



What a waste!
Link Posted: 10/24/2004 11:10:52 AM EST

Originally Posted By omar:
These tanks were headed for destruction at White Sands Missile Range and were just offloaded at the rail head. Although not on the flat cars, perhaps the angle of this pic may be of use to you. I took this pic in 2000.




The horror! The horror of it all!
Link Posted: 10/24/2004 11:19:56 AM EST
Those M60s could still put a world of hurt on the bad guys. What a horrible, horrible shame.


Link Posted: 10/24/2004 11:32:36 AM EST
I think they were part of the arms reduction treaties.
Link Posted: 10/24/2004 12:17:14 PM EST
These are awesome....any more?
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