National Geographic : 1918 Feb
SCommittee onPublic Information U. S. MARINES IN FRANCE OFF FOR TRAINING CAMP "Railroad cars were found here and there. One would not think that so conspicuous a thing asarailroad carcould belost, butthey have assuredly been found. The explanation is that France has had no men to spare for repairing cars. The derelicts had been cast away inrail road backwaters. American scouts found them and American mechanics were set to work makingthem over."