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During World War II, the Alaska Railroad and the White Pass & Yukon Route railway were both
taken over by United States Army Railway Operating Battalions. In the case of the AKRR, the
714th Railway Operating Battalion took over in May 1943. The Christmas card below was printed
in 1944. Lots more information about the 714th can be found here.

This card is in the collection of Murray Lundberg, and these images are ©2003 by the owner.

Alaska Railroad - 1944 Christmas card

Alaska Railroad - 1944 Christmas card