This Lowell Tribune article was found in the August 16, 1945, issue (page 2, columns 1-2):
New Delhi, India -- Pfc. Edwin J. Nelson brother of Raymond Nelson rural route 1, Lowell, Ind., is one of the soldiers who's "working on the railroad" in India getting supplies through to our Chinese allies.
Most of the railroad men in India are serving with units of the Military Railway Service on the meter gauge Bengal and Assam Railway. Soon after the India Burma Theater transportation service took over the road in March 1944, its carrying capacity was increased 100 percent.
The road was built originally to fulfill the peacetime requirements of the Assam tea planters. Now it is one of the most important supply arteries for American and allied [troops.]
A large proportion of war material destined for China goes over the railroad from Calcutta to depots at Assam; there it is dispatched over the Stilwell Road or flown over the Hump by transport planes.
G.I. railroaders in India have worked under rough conditions, at jungle and mountain outposts, and through monsoon rains. They, like their brother railroaders at home, have done a transportation job unequalled in history.