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#4646683 - 05/16/24 12:06 AM WW2 allied railroad effort after D-Day  
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#4646687 - 05/16/24 02:11 AM Re: WW2 allied railroad effort after D-Day [Re: oldgrognard]  
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It seems like there was nothing that the Greatest Generation could not achieve.


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#4646725 - 05/16/24 08:37 PM Re: WW2 allied railroad effort after D-Day [Re: F4UDash4]  
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Originally Posted by F4UDash4
It seems like there was nothing that the Greatest Generation could not achieve.


Truly staggering, and immensely impressive. One wonders what would have happened in a similar situation today.


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#4646730 - 05/16/24 10:24 PM Re: WW2 allied railroad effort after D-Day [Re: oldgrognard]  
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A train operated by just three or four men could carry the same load as dozens of trucks, each requiring a couple of men behind the wheel and using far greater amounts of fuel.


Would these locomotives have burned coal? If so, even better, because that meant every drop of gasoline and diesel fuel was going to the troops. I’m sure there was plenty of coal at the railyards, even considering how much must have been burned due to Allied air attacks.


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