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
right-of-way and the equipment used by railway battalions in
performing their daily duties.
Normally, the transportation railway
for new construction and major maintenance projects.
commander, the maintenance-of-way 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.
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.
maintenance-of-way 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.
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
maintenance as well as
daily or trip, monthly, quarterly, and