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Owner: Gulf Mobile & Ohio
Model:EMD GP30Built As:GMO 510 (GP30)
Serial Number:27914Order No:7635
Frame Number:7635-11Built:3/1963
Notes:blt 3/1963, ICG 2260, CSX 2264
Other locos with this serial:  CSX 2264(Road Slug) PAL 510(GP30) GMO 510(GP30)
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GM&O (ICG) GP30 510
Title:  GM&O (ICG) GP30 510
Description:  Eight months after the Gulf Mobile & Ohio merged with the Illinois Central, former GM&O GP30 510 was parked by the sand tower at the little service area across from the former GM&O depot in Bogalusa. In the left background was a remnant of the shop buildings built here by the New Orleans-Great Norther Railroad. The ICG would eventually build a new engine house and service area at its yard on the south side of town, and the old shop area would become a shopping center named SHOP YARD SQUARE!. (approximate month and day)
Photo Date:  4/15/1973  Upload Date: 11/13/2016 1:28:14 PM
Location:  Bogalusa, LA
Author:  James H. Selzer, Jr. photo
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  GMO 510(GP30)
Views:  324   Comments: 1
GMO 510
Title:  GMO 510
Description: 
Photo Date:  9/8/1974  Upload Date: 10/16/2017 6:37:10 PM
Location:  Kansas City, MO
Author:  Jim Wilson
Categories: 
Locomotives:  GMO 510(GP30)
Views:  100   Comments: 0
ICG 7914
Title:  ICG 7914
Description: 
Photo Date:  4/29/1979  Upload Date: 2/1/2018 6:31:38 PM
Location:  Carbondale, IL
Author:  George Redmond
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  ICG 7914(GP8) GMO 510(GP30) ICG 9611(GP38-2)
Views:  150   Comments: 0
ICG 7914
Title:  ICG 7914
Description: 
Photo Date:  4/29/1979  Upload Date: 2/1/2018 6:32:02 PM
Location:  Carbondale, IL
Author:  George Redmond
Categories:  Bridge,Action
Locomotives:  ICG 7914(GP8) GMO 510(GP30) ICG 9611(GP38-2)
Views:  77   Comments: 0
GMO 510
Title:  GMO 510
Description:  Another gloomy day, but couldnt pass up a GP30 on the River King mine ready track in Freeburg, IL.
Photo Date:  9/23/1980  Upload Date: 6/10/2011 12:55:13 PM
Location:  Freeburg, IL
Author:  TS _Illinois
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  GMO 510(GP30) ICG 2529(GP35)
Views:  572   Comments: 0
Westbound CK-1
Title:  Westbound CK-1
Description:  Westbound CK-1 has finished switching at Avenue Yard and the train departs for Kansas City.
Photo Date:  3/17/1985  Upload Date: 10/2/2007 9:09:19 PM
Location:  Springfield, IL
Author:  Trey Kunz
Categories: 
Locomotives:  GMO 510(GP30)
Views:  622   Comments: 0
GM&O GP30 510
Title:  GM&O GP30 510
Description:  GM&O GP30 510 southbound at Covington, Tennessee on July 19, 1986, photo by Chuck Zeiler. Built in March 1963 (c/n 27914) on EMD Order 7635, it became ICG 2260 and was later rebuilt into CSX slug 2264. The following is excerpted from the June/July 1982 issue of Mainline Modeler Magazine, article beginning on page 27 by Bruce Meyer: The trucks on the ICG's ex-GM&O GP-30's and GP-35's were from Alco FA/FB trade-in's. The Alco four-wheel swing bolster trucks with the special Alco lever pin and retainer at the pull rods were rebuilt at EMD, which also rebuilt the GE Model 752 traction motors to their specifications. The original GE 74:18 gear ratio was retained due to the large center distance between the 752 armature shaft and axle. This gear ratio provided a maximum speed of 71 mph. All units were equipped with dynamic brakes. The GM&O obtained a total of 31 GP30's (#'s 500-530) in 1962-63, and 48 GP-35's (#'s 601-648) in 1964-65. South of Venice, Illinois, the GM&O was what might be called a "drag railroad", with trains run at or near full tonnage. Between Venice and the Ohio River, the tonnage rating in both directions was set by a hill called Alto Pass. Although Alto Pass was not very high or long, it was steep, and included a number of curves. The railroad expected to hang everything but the kitchen sink behind the new GP-30's and GP-35's and crawl up Alto Pass. During the years 1963, 1964, and 1965, the railroad and EMD conducted many wheel slip tests in drag freight service on the hill. The somewhat different electrical characteristics of the 752 traction motor and the ride response of the AAR Type B trucks required a number of modifications to the wheel slip systems in order to obtain maximum tonnage over Alto Pass. Trotting along side of the lead GP-30 of a four unit consist climbing Alto Pass, moving under five miles per hour in 8th throttle, in order to watch the slipping lead axle is not recommended practice, but it was done in the interest of "science". Alto Pass has been abandon now in favor of the more gentle grades on the old passenger main line of the Illinois Central just a few miles to the east.
Photo Date:  7/19/1986  Upload Date: 4/2/2009 12:59:39 PM
Location:  Covington, TN
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  GMO 510(GP30)
Views:  1724   Comments: 0


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