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Old 03-25-2020, 12:54 AM
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Maybe nothing. Someone said the video was 2 months old.
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Hood, Bliss, and Polk all use the Houston Ship Channel as an entry and deployment point.

Hauling that much tracked vehicles is hard on the Interstate surface.
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Gee I see NG units deploying on the street to drive to the training area often.

Now if you see those tanks on the train are manned and ready that would be worth noting.
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Tanks would be a very stupid thing to suppress the population with. Better to use dismounted patrols during the daytime to show a friendly face, and then murder the rebel ringleaders in their homes at night using special operations forces.

Collect recon via drones and use “smart devices” in every home to pinpoint rebels. A single smart phone is sufficient for pinning them down.
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Nothing to see here, Army units move their equipment by rail all the time. More economical than driving everything, and you wouldn't want armor out on the public highways anyway.

This could be anything... possibly a unit moving between Ft. Hood, TX and the National Training Center at Ft. Irwin, CA for example.
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New equipment being delivered.
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Some people need to stay off of youtube. All those Tin Foil Hat vids are only exacerbating my anxiety (and others) My cousin keeps sending me those Walmart death camp vids
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I used to be one of those folks, who would get spun up about seeing something like this, but after a few years I quit worrying about it, because nothing ever happened, and 20 years later, I'm still "waiting" for these trains full of military equipment to mean something important.

Reality is, this sort of equipment movement happens alot, but I think people fail to pay attention to it, or immediately disregard it, unless we are in a "time of crisis".
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Hood, Bliss, and Polk all use the Houston Ship Channel as an entry and deployment point.

Hauling that much tracked vehicles is hard on the Interstate surface.
Interstate hauling is also a LOT more expensive. My Unit moved via Semi truck/trailer, 3x M113 APC's from Ft Chaffee AR to Little Rock AFB for a display. Cost was over $300,000. That was back in 93.

Bout crapped my BDU's
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I like how they had the 88's painted sand while everything else was woodland camo, like 88's don't stick out like a sore thumb already. We used to load all the tracked vehicles & even some wheeled vehicles onto trains when I was stationed in Germany when we'd go to Graf, Hohenfels or Wildchicken. When I was at Fort Hood units going to NTC in Cali. would have to load up on the trains too. Luckily my unit in TX didn't have to go till right as I was clearing. Woo-hoo! This is a perfect example of people who know nothing about the military that think EVERYTHING .mil does is some nefarious action. Just like that bridge in S.C. that always gets hit by trucks that are too tall, the guy who posts those on YT figured a deuce and a half that hit it must be carrying "top secret" stuff & probably cost billions of dollars. Looked just like one of the commo deuce and a halfs that were ubiquitous when I was in. Probably some NG'er that got lost.
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they could be coming back from deployment via ship then rail to home base.
or they are there to keep the Chinese from breaking out of the port.
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they could be coming back from deployment via ship then rail to home base.
or they are there to keep the Chinese from breaking out of the port.
The Chinese probably RUN the port now.
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they could be coming back from deployment via ship then rail to home base.
Maybe, but I kinda doubt it because so many of the vehicles are painted OD green.

I have not been in an armor unit in a very long time, but I tried counting the vehicles to get an idea of the unit type. To me, this is looks like enough combat and support vehicles to equip an armored cavalry squadron.

I'm sticking with the theory that it's a unit that is either going to or returning from training at someplace like NTC. I guess it's also possible that this stuff is being sent to Europe, for pre-positioning against a potential future need.
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In SNJ (near Joint Base MDL) seeing military vehicles driven or being transported is a daily occurrence. Same with uniformed service members. If martial law was declared, you’d probably be well aware.
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Border patrol?
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Default Tanks today on trains what is this?

IF anyone has good info on what this is about then please post. I can see them moving a few tanks but well just glance at these videos.

Maybe it is just a military exercise / desert training but maybe not??

Tanks on trains. 2:30 pm. March 25, 2020




another one might be more?

UP 7477 (ES44AC) leads a westbound Union Pacific military train through Rochelle, IL 03/20/20


893 views• Mar 24, 2020




People keep sending me these. Should not panic but maybe explain all of this?


Ventura county RR with military train

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Ok OK I am not getting my panties wadded up by posting this. I just happened to see it posted elsewhere and thought MAYBE there is something to it. I have no doubt that most GI's will be on our side, so I dont worry about them anyway, except the Air Force. Now they bother me some. I read a report some years ago where they polled the services about following orders, and 75-80% of AF guys said they would follow the order to put down any revolt. All others said they would not, by a wide margin.
So yall take this post with a grain of salt and believe what you will.
BTW, there are a bunch of nice toys on that train I would LOVE to play with.
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It’s completely normal. They move stuff like that all the time.

Good news, if it’s on a train, it’s not going to come to your house.

When they start offloading them in places with no Armor or training base...then you can start worrying.
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More likely, the manufacturer is fulfilling an order. Or, a unit is moving assets.
Neither one is a panic moment.
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They use trains because the tanks are too big and too heavy for Semi Trucks and you can't drive them down the highway without destroying a lot of pavement. More than likely they were being transported to a military base for repairs, they do look like the ones that were used over in Iraq (same paint anyway)
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