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Military uses for trains in the 21st century
« on: October 01, 2018, 03:22:57 PM »
The following drone footage of the a US military convoy leaving military exercises in San Luis Obispo in March 2018 illustrates the logistical advantage that railroads provide even in the 21st century.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PT1lYx1sZys

This is a logistical capability that the must be able to tap.


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Re: Military uses for trains in the 21st century
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2018, 11:33:22 PM »
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Re: Military uses for trains in the 21st century
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2018, 09:47:21 PM »
The following drone footage of the a US military convoy leaving military exercises in San Luis Obispo in March 2018 illustrates the logistical advantage that railroads provide even in the 21st century.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PT1lYx1sZys

This is a logistical capability that the must be able to tap.



we happen to pass by the post near san luis obispo that weekend (wanted to get some food). expecting a normally quiet, deserted place, it was great to see strykers, hummers, trucks and mraps running all over. better yet was a chance to see live fire (25mm and  mortars). wife wanted to take pics but that was a no-no. in the nearby airfield were also some ah-64 apaches.

btw, the curator of the post museum is looking for someone who can donate an authentic ww2, 1st Filipino infantry regiment uniform. all the museum has is a binder with pages downloaded from the web. made for interesting reading. first time I came across the “P-38” rule.

there is a base in socal with tracks going straight to the pier. this base was an onload point for vehicles going to the conflict zone but after things cooled down (and due to a strike at another civilian pier – my opinion), the tracks became dual use (mil/civ), facilitating import/export of cars. I think the auto companies like the “extras” (limited access, extra security, virtually strike proof,etc., etc…. )


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Re: Military uses for trains in the 21st century
« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2018, 11:39:54 PM »
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