With the hundreds of servicemen from the 714th Railway Operating Battalion spread out over the entire railroad, it became necessary to furnish them with an adequate Post Exchange (PX) service. The 714th obtained a motor-coach and trailer from the railroad and instituted a traveling PX. "If the boys in the sticks couldn't get to the post to visit the PX, we brought the PX to them." The Medical Officer and Dental Officer, as well as the Chaplain always accompanied the PX train. A complete assortment of the PX necessities such as toilet articles, cigarettes, candy, magazines and cases of G.I. beer were carried as well as the Doctor's supply of basic drugs. Plenty of religious material for all faiths was also available. It also occasionally served as an ambulance, taking sick G.I.s to the hospital.
Finally, the 714th decided to enlarge the PX train and go to steam (usually locomotive 618). The enlarged facilities made an occasional trip over the line available to many of the Anchorage-based personnel who never seemed to go anywhere.