Re: Five US Army Troop Cars

Dave Nelson

1949, right?


FWIW there was a POW camp just north of Salt Lake City.  German soldiers were shipped in from eastern ports.  I have a vague recollection there were actual POW cars but I do not know if they were old Pullmans or these “War Emergency Pullmans”.


So 2 questions: Were there POW cars in the style shown in the photo?  Given luxury accommodations weren’t high on the list of POW service would a POW load move in a freight train – a different sort of livestock load or as a passenger train?


Dave Nelson



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Subject: [RealSTMFC] Five US Army Troop Cars


They are seen moving in a freight in 1949, complete with their Allied Full Cushion trucks:  


Gary Laakso

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