Trains to Victory

Donald J. Heimburger and John Kelly
Item #88008

In World War II, the U.S. railroads moved more cargo, freight and passengers than ever before. America’s industrious railroads went to war with everything they had and won.

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The book discusses how World War II impacted the railroads, boarding of troops, passengers, and materials, how the Military Railway Service joined the fight and what was happening on U.S railroads during World War II.

Learn about the new railroad cars and locomotives built for World War II, military camp railroads, and how Alaska’s railroads played a part in the conflict.


  • The huge Chicago & NorthWestern Proviso Yards
  • Personal glimpses of the war from a number of railroaders
  • Wartime products of locomotive and railroad car manufacturers
  • War-emergency box cars and troop train car plans
  • Aiding in the return of wounded troops
Author: Donald J. Heimburger and John Kelly
Size: 8.5"x11"
Pages: 380
Table of Contents





Chapter 1: Magnitude of the Task

Chapter 2: Embarkation of Troops and Material

Chapter 3: The Military Railway Service Joins the Fight

Chapter 4: Crossroads of War

Chapter 5: Personal Glimpses of the War

Chapter 6: Build with Pride for the War Effort

Chapter 7: Military Camp Railroads

Chapter 8: Alaska's Railroads Weigh In

Color Gallery

Chapter 9: Women in War

Chapter 10: Foreign Theaters

Chapter 11: Returning Home from the War

Chapter 12: After the War

Chapter 13: They Succeeded Magnificently



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