of each as they relate to railway supply, maintenance of way, and
a. Railway supply. The supplies needed for operation and
maintenance of railways are designated technical supplies. They are
classified as follows: class III, operating fuels; class IV, roadway
maintenance items; class VII, rolling stock end items; and class IX,
rolling stock repair parts. The supply section of the senior railway
unit in the theater is responsible for all classes of supply,
including end items. The unit obtains the supplies from the
appropriate MATCOM depot. The railway car repair company of MATCOM
is responsible for issuing repair parts for organizational and direct
support maintenance of railway equipment. The engineer command is
responsible for stocking material and equipment needed to construct
or rehabilitate the railway net.
b. Maintenance of way. Although construction and rehabilitation
of a railway's fixed facilities are the responsibility of the
engineer command, the TRS is responsible for maintaining both the
rightofway and the equipment used by railway battalions in
performing their daily duties. Normally, the transportation railway
for new construction and major maintenance projects. The battalion
commander, the maintenanceofway superintendent, and all TRS
railroaders cooperate fully with the engineer command in any new
construction or major maintenance projects for the military railroad.
At times, by prearrangement, such work is done jointly by the TRS and
the engineer command.
Organizational and direct support maintenance are the
responsibility of the TRS after the railway is turned over to it.
The battalion commander has overall responsibility to see that his
division of the railway is maintained properly. The battalion
maintenanceofway superintendent, however, is directly responsible
for maintenance of track and structures, for proper supervision of
all maintenance work and procedures, and for all necessary inspection
of track and structures on the division.
c. Maintenance of motive power and rolling stock. Performing
organizational and direct support maintenance on locomotives, rolling
stock, and special and captured equipment are TRS responsibilities.
The MATCOM, however, has some maintenance responsibilities for this
(1) Motive power. Organizational and direct support
maintenance as well as daily or trip, monthly, quarterly, and