Grattan Price, Jr
Charles Grattan Price, Jr. was a Captain in the Transportation Corps' Military Railway Service, where he served as Superintendent of the Holabird Railway Shops in Baltimore, and as Master Mechanic of the 709th Railway Grand Division in France, Belgium, Holland and Germany during WWII. Following the war, he worked as a consultant to railroads evaluating conversion to diesels. His career included being a partner of an insurance company. He authored "The Crooked and Weedy", a history of the Chesapeake Western prior to his death in June, 1996.
Reminiscences of a Rambling Railroader
by Grattan Price, Jr
Published: December 12, 2012
A rare glimpse of military railroad service in Europe during WWII, with the 709th Railway Grand Division. The author describes growing up in Virginia and his military service as Master Mechanic of the 709th during their tour of duty in France, Belgium and Germany. Told in a captivating manner, he details his experiences in WWII and his emotions during routine and dangerous wartime events.
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