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  • Welcome Today I would like to introduce to you a small railroad that had big problems.

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  • 1. Road to Victory
  • 2. Where are they located? Camp Polk Camp Claiborne
  • 3. Map of the Claiborne and Polk Military Railroad Map from time table number 1 CPMRR MOPAC RRG KCS
  • 4. Hilyer-Deutches-Edwards ROW
  • 5. 1941 Edition that shows map. This map in the authors collection and was copied by Everett Leuck from the map collection at the Southern Forestry Heritage Museum in Long Leaf Louisiana where the company headquarters of the Red River and Gulf is Located. Claiborne and Polk Military Railroad
  • 6. Soil Map Rapides Parish Claiborne and Polk Military Railroad
  • 7. Soil Map Vernon Parish Claiborne and Polk Military Railroad
  • 8. Claiborne and Polk Military Railroad
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  • 16. 2200ft Frequently flooded Used existing structure of the old line to fortify Completed on May 19,1942
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  • 38. General Krueger Governor Sam Houston Jones
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  • 47. Taken from the Camp Claiborne News August 14,1943
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  • 50. Engine #7 Alco-Cooke 4-6-0 Ex Texas and Pacific 333 Received March 1942 Engine 20 that arrived from parts unknown
  • 51. Information Provided by Mike Palmeiri from his website, but was destroyed in Hurricane Katrina. Still working on double checking accuracy of this information CPMRR Number Configuration Where came from Where went 1 4-6-0 Texas and Pacific RR 285   2 4-6-0 Texas and Pacific RR 287   3 4-6-0 Texas and Pacific RR 357   4 4-6-0 Texas and Pacific RR 314   5 4-6-0 Texas and Pacific RR 301   6 4-6-0 Texas and Pacific RR 310   7 4-6-0   Texas and Pacific RR 333   10 2-8-0    new   11 2-8-0  New 20 2-8-0 USAR 396   Texas State RR, #300
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  • 53. Engine #1 CPMRR Cooke 4-6-0 Ex Texas and Pacific 285 Received 6 DEC 1941
  • 54. Engine #2 CPMRR Cooke 4-6-0 Ex Texas and Pacific 287 Received 1 JAN 1942
  • 55. 4-6-0 Lima T&P #314
  • 56. Engine #7 Alco-Cooke 4-6-0 Ex Texas and Pacific 333 Received March 1942
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  • 66. This boiler was stationary, but troops were trained in maintenance of these sturdy pieces of equipment. When parts weren’t available the troops frequently had to “engineer” their own way to keep them going. The army version of the first rule of railroading: Subject to military situation, safety is of the first importance in the discharge of duty
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  • 71. The Reader’s Digest even reprinted the article about the World’s Worst Railroad.
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    • Please insert DVD into DVD player. This will bring up two movies made at the Claiborne and Polk Military Railroad.
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  • 77. From 1941-1946
  • 78. Acknowledgements
  • 79. Pictures
    • All the pictures are in my collection and I have been given permission to utilize them. For presentations, not for publication at this time.
    • Some have been sent to me from friends with no documentation to the source.
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