What is "M.O.B."? From Hemingway's A Farewell to Arms

Now let's go up the mountain. Should we? Can we get the M.O.B.?

  • Judging by the text, it appears to be a reference to a train. archive.org/stream/in.ernet.dli.2015.209262/… (‘All right. We’ll go there.’ ? Can we get the M.O.B.?’ ‘There’s a train a little after five.’) Commented Aug 22, 2022 at 7:44
  • They have gone from Italy to Switzerland. The MOB is a Swiss railway, the Montreux Oberland Bernois Railway. Commented Aug 22, 2022 at 8:43
  • Due to an OCR error, 'Bernois' appears as 'Bemois' in the Gutenberg edition. In fact the text is sprinkled with them. Commented Aug 22, 2022 at 8:55


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