We were down in Fort Benning Georgia this weekend and had an opportunity to go to the National Infantry Museum. In the back of the museum I noticed a train on display. Turned out that between 1919 and 1947 the Fort Benning Light Railway was used to transport troops and supplies around the 182,000 acre facility. The railroad was a 60 cm narrow gauge railway.
At it's high point in 1923, there were 20 of these little locomotives running on 27 miles of track around the facility. There was even an engine house and yard on site. It's nice to see that they were able to save one of the engines and cars for display.
But the real reason we were at Fort Benning was to pick up our son Brian who graduated from the Army National Guard as an Infantryman. Next up is airborne school. It was a great weekend. We are very proud of him.