Military Narrow Gauge

North American Narrow Gauge; West of the Rockies (including Canada; Mexico).
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Jeff Livingston
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Military Narrow Gauge

Post by Jeff Livingston » Fri May 17, 2013 9:56 am

My question regarding who may have built some particular boxcars for Pearl Harbor has generated another question, actually many but just one for now. Where did the military use narrow gauge in the continental United States and territories? Most, if not all naval shipyards, naval stations and naval ammunition depots had their own rail systems, how many were narrow gauge? What about the Army? Everything military in Hawaii was narrow gauge with the exception of the coaling plant at Pearl. Hill AFB had narrow gauge, Ft. Benning had 60cm. Anybody know of others?

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Re: Military Narrow Gauge

Post by Dave » Fri May 17, 2013 4:27 pm

Extensive use of 60cm equipment on lines to supply the trenches in WWI in 1917/18, following the examples of the Germans, French, British. Obviously not a territorial usage, but a very large system during the war.

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Re: Military Narrow Gauge

Post by Jeff Livingston » Sun May 19, 2013 11:43 am

Thanks Dave,

There was 60cm on Oahu too at Schofield Barracks from about 1920 to 1933 when the equipment was removed and sent to Ft. Benning.

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