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Old 03-16-2011, 05:37 PM   #11
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Have you seen the troop transport trailers the army uses? Eric rode all over Fort Benning in them. I'll see if he's got any pictures. They pull them with a regular semi-truck I think.
When I was in the Navy stationed at the yards in Philly they had "cattle cars" they used to transport us across the base to school from the barracks. It was an enclosed trailer with side doors that you stood up in and had hand rails along the roof to hold on to. Definately not built for safety but they used them daily to move us around.
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Old 03-16-2011, 08:35 PM   #12
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Sounds like the same trailers. They also had some pretty big windows in theirs if I remember correctly. I just asked him if he had any pics of them and he reminded me they don't let you bring a camera to basic. Darn. I should have snapped some when we went to watch him graduate. He thought I might be able to find some on the googles or something.
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the idea is not new one, bus trailers were used a lot during WWII as an efficient cheap way to transport people to defense plants. Hmmm sounds like old solution to a modern problem?





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