We were transferred from ship to the train right on the dock and were transported directly to Frankfurt. We slept on the train and had a breakfast of fresh eggs in a box car the next morning. In the Bahnhof in Frankfurt, it was a little difference to see a Putzfrau (cleaning lady)|walking around in the mens restroom while we used the urinal. We then reboarded the train and went on to Kaiserslautern.
After a 9-day voyage from Brooklyn Army Terminal across the Atlantic to Bremerhaven Port of Embarkation. We got off the ship and boarded a nearby military train, pulled by a steam locomotive of the German Bundesbahn (Federal Railways), that took us the 375 miles south to my new garrison, Kleber Kaserne at Kaiserslautern.