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Veteran’s Day: Travel by Train in World War 2
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Veteran’s Day: Travel by Train in World War 2

Celebrating Veteran’s Day – A look back at wartime transportation in WW 2.

  • Trains were crowded with standing room only.
  • Dining cars were full and most of the trains only served two meals a day.
  • It was a major boom to train travel.
  • The Pullman Company operating all sleeping cars.
  • Pullmans was accommodating 1000s of people on overnight trains.

Here are some great photos of train travel during WW 2.

1945 - Farm women give gifts of food to service men traveling by train

1945 – Farm women give gifts of food to service men traveling by train

The gentlemen's washroom in a Pullman Car. Early morning and ready to arrive.

The gentlemen’s washroom in a Pullman Car. Early morning and ready to arrive.

A crowded lounge and bar car.

A crowded lounge and bar car.

Train conductor handling his paper work. in WW 2.

Train conductor handling his paper work. in WW 2.

A soldier sleeps in the observation lounge car.

A soldier sleeps in the observation lounge car.

Standing room only in the bar car.

Standing room only in the bar car.

A soldier reading a magazine in the day coach.

A soldier reading a magazine in the day coach.

Sailors in the crowded dining car.

Sailors in the crowded dining car.

Ladies, ready for bed, chatting in the corridor of a Pullman Car.

Ladies, ready for bed, chatting in the corridor of a Pullman Car.

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ww 2, transportation, trains, soldiers, pullman company, railway history, social history, cruisingthepast.com, michael l grace

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