locked Troop Movements in 1917-18

George Eichelberger

From the Southern Railway Historical Association Archives, Box 334A:

Although unremarked, and for a much shorter period than WWII, railroad troop movements for WWI were still significant. Here is page 1 of a report to the USRA Director of Operations describing “The Troop Movement” from January, 1918 until November 10, 1918. For anyone interested, the full seven-page report and a summary of movements 1917-18 can be downloaded from Google Drive using:


The reports apparently include both troops returning from the Mexican border (ie Pancho Villa) and going to ports of embarkation for Europe.