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Collections >> North Carolinians and the Great War, The North Carolina Experience >> Document Menu >> 82 - TROOP TRAIN FROM MONTOIR TO LE MANS The little toy engine and the "flat wheel coaches," can we ever forget 'em. Yes, we were lucky on this trip in not having to ride in "Homes 40 and Chaveux 8." (A box car whose capacity is 40 men or 8 horses.) Along the route in each village the population would turn out to bid us "good-bye," and the children would ask for cigarettes.
J. R. Graham
Tar-Heel War Record (In the Great World War).
Charlotte, N.C.: World War Publishing Co., [1921].

TROOP TRAIN FROM MONTOIR TO LE MANS
The little toy engine and the "flat wheel coaches," can we ever forget 'em. Yes, we were lucky on this trip in not having to ride in "Homes 40 and Chaveux 8." (A box car whose capacity is 40 men or 8 horses.)
Along the route in each village the population would turn out to bid us "good-bye," and the children would ask for cigarettes.

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Subjects:
  • World War, 1914-1918--Military personnel--American.
  • World War, 1914-1918--Campaigns & battles--American--France.
  • Railroads--France--1910-1920.