757th Transportation Battalion (Railway)
'Home of Army Rail' and the 'Source of Power'
The mission of the 757th Transportation Battalion (RWY) is to command, control, and supervise rail operating companies. The 757th Transportation Battalion (Railway) mission is to supervise the operation of railway locomotives and trains; supervise the maintenance and repair of railway track; supervise the performance of running inspections on rolling stock and diesel-electric locomotives; and to supervise the performance of unit maintenance on rolling stock and diesel-electric locomotives. It is responsible for supervising and controlling the operation of a rail division of up to 240 miles of track.
Headquarters is located at 2372 South Logan Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53207-1799. We are an element of the 336th Transportation Group-Ft. Sheridan, IL under the 88th Regional Support Command-Ft. Snelling, MN- United States Army.
The battalion supports and trains soldiers at these organizations:
- Wisconsin Southern Railroad Janesville and Horicon, Wisconsin
- Fox River Trolley Museum Elgin, Illinois
- 84th Training Division Milwaukee, Wisconsin
- Naval Surface Warfare Training Center Crane, Indiana
- Charles Melvin Price Support Center Granite City, Illinois
- Badger Army Ammunition Plant Baraboo, Wisconsin
- Mid-Continent Railroad Museum North Freedom, Wisconsin
- McAlester Army Ammunition Plant McAlester, Oklahoma
In June 2000 Army Reserve engineers from Mississippi to Michigan to Montana descended on Oklahoma for Exercise Golden Kastle. While in its third year at McAlester Army Ammunition Plant, this was the first year -- and first time ever, according to officials -- Army Reserve engineer units worked as subcontractors for Army Corps of Engineers construction projects. Members of the 757th Transportation Railway Battalion, of Milwaukee, Wis., rebuilt about 700 feet of track that leads off a spur to a row of bunkers. The soldiers completely removed and replaced the section of track that had been closed due to unstable ground. The soldiers stripped out the bad section down to the underlying hard pan. Next, they redid the ditches and re-sloped the ground to ensure good drainage. They then hauled rock to serve as a base for the new rails, laid ties and rail line and spiked the rail to finish the four-week job.
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