Army & Navy And Civilian Defense: On the Way to

These June nights, when the drawn-out whistle of the steam engine streaking across Kansas sets the farmer's dog a-barking, or when valley dwellers hear her coming round the mountain with brakes on after the two-engined chuff up the Continental Divide, like as not the long string of cars will be sleepers—Pullmans full of soldiers, destination and route secret.

In World War I, U.S. railroads used four times as many day coaches as Pullmans to haul troops, and at night a doughboy usually had to fold himself up to rest on a dusty, red-plush day-coach seat. Today's soldiers travel across the U.S. two...

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