Claiborne/Polk Military Railroad

711th Railroad Operating Battalion

The 711th Railroad Operating Battalion was not only the first unit to operate the railroad, but were also heavily involved in its construction. Other railroad operating battalions would follow to train on the railroad.

Dispatch Office construction
Dispatch Office construction
711th Dispatch Office
711th Dispatch Office
Right of Way Construction.
Right of Way Construction.
RR right of way construction
RR right of way construction

A little water, no problem.

Side camp along the RR
Side camp along the RR
Supply yard for the RR
Supply yard for the RR
Water tank construction
Water tank construction
RR Crane
RR Crane
Oil storage tanks for the RR
Oil storage tanks for the RR
Engine
Engine
Big Cut
Big Cut

A C&PMRR train crossing over the Red River and Gulf Railroad at a place called "Big Cut".