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By:Chuck Zeiler
Dates:5/1/1964 - 12/31/1987
Album Info:Gulf Mobile & Ohio photos shot from the mid-1960's to mid-1980's.
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GM&N 352
Title:  GM&N 352
Description:  Gulf Mobile & Northern Railroad 352, named The Rebel, at an unknown location on an unknown date in 1935, photograph by Harris & Ewing, image from the Library of Congress. This was one of two identical trains built in 1935 by the American Car & Foundry, and a third train of almost the same design was built in 1937.
Photo Date:  6/1/1935  Upload Date: 9/8/2018 8:46:31 PM
Location:  Jackson, MS
Author:  Harris & Ewing
Categories:  RollingStock
Locomotives:  GMN 352(Doodlebug)
Views:  177   Comments: 0
GM&O GP38-2 742
Title:  GM&O GP38-2 742
Description:  Gulf Mobile & Ohio Railroad GP38-2 742 at about 22nd Street ( Alton Junction ) in Chicago, Illinois on July 6, 1984, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler.
Photo Date:  7/6/1984  Upload Date: 3/10/2019 10:05:28 PM
Location:  Chicago, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  RollingStock
Locomotives:  GMO 742(GP38-2)
Views:  63   Comments: 0
GM&O GP38-2 750
Title:  GM&O GP38-2 750
Description:  Gulf Mobile & Ohio Railroad GP38-2 750 at Paducah, Kentucky on June 25, 1986, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler. Built in August 1972 ( c/n 7351-11 ) it became ICG 9570, was wrecked and retired March 22, 1992.
Photo Date:  6/25/1986  Upload Date: 3/10/2019 10:54:55 PM
Location:  Paducah, KY
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  RollingStock
Locomotives:  GMO 750(GP38-2)
Views:  55   Comments: 0
GM&O RS1 52
Title:  GM&O RS1 52
Description:  GM&O RS1 52 at Glenn Yard on the southwest side of Chicago, Illinois on June 6, 1965, photo by Chuck Zeiler. Built as Alton RS1 52 (c/n 74495) in November 1945, it became GM&O 52 and was retired in April 1975. The Alton had 10 RS1's (#'s 50-59) and they retained the Alton road numbers when they went to the GM&O.
Photo Date:  6/6/1965  Upload Date: 4/6/2009 1:30:32 PM
Location:  Glenn, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  GMO 52(RS1)
Views:  840   Comments: 0
GM&O E7 100
Title:  GM&O E7 100
Description:  GM&O E7 100 at Glenn Yard, Chicago, Illinois, June 6, 1965, photo by Chuck Zeiler. Built in May 1946 (c/n 3218) on EMD Order E660 as Alton 100, it became GM&O 100 in 1947 and was sold for scrap in March 1975.
Photo Date:  6/6/1965  Upload Date: 3/28/2009 1:55:11 PM
Location:  Glenn, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  GMO 100(E7A)
Views:  1319   Comments: 0
GM&O E8m 100A
Title:  GM&O E8m 100A
Description:  GM&O E8m 100A at Glenn Yard west of Chicago, Illinois on June 6, 1965, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler. Not a pretty picture, but it's the only shot I got of this locomotive, and it has an interesting history. Built in June 1937 as B&O 52, it was one of only six EMC model EA's built, B&O 51-56. The B&O also had the only EB's built, six matching boosters, 51x-56x. These units had twin Winton 201A 12 cylinder prime movers rated at 900 hp each, 1800 hp total, and the A units had a sloped cab similar to the E6. In 1940, B&O 52 was transferred to the Alton (then controlled by the B&O), becoming Alton 52, and when the GM&O absorbed the Alton in 1947, it became GM&O 100A. In March 1953, it was sent to EMD for rebuilding to E8m, returning still numbered 100A. I believe it was rated at 2000 hp, owing to the reuse of some of the original components, notably the main generators and traction motors. It worked for Amtrak for a while, was taken out of service in August 1974, and finally sold for scrap in March 1975 to Precision National.
Photo Date:  6/6/1965  Upload Date: 3/30/2009 12:32:13 PM
Location:  Glenn, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  GMO 100A(E8A)
Views:  1118   Comments: 0
GM&O E7 102
Title:  GM&O E7 102
Description:  GM&O E7 102 at about 14th Street in Chicago, Illinos on March 7, 1965, Ektachrome by Chuck Zeiler. Who wouldn't like to Photoshop that baggage car to match?

This is Train Number 3, The Abraham Lincoln. According to the June 1965 edition of The Official Guide, it departed Chicago's Union Station daily at 4:50 PM (CST) and arrived in Saint Louis at 10:10 PM. Included in the consist was a Observation-Parlor Lounge Car (#30), Parlor Car with Drawing Room (#31), Cocktail-Lounge for Parlor Car and Coach passengers, a Dining Car, and Reclining Seat Coaches. Also listed is a connection at Saint Louis with unnamed MP Train Number 7 which continued on to Little Rock, Arkansas.

Photo Date:  3/7/1965  Upload Date: 5/24/2011 1:32:15 PM
Location:  Chicago, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Yard,Passenger
Locomotives:  GMO 102(E7A)
Views:  1628   Comments: 6
GM&O E7 102
Title:  GM&O E7 102
Description:  Gulf Mobile & Ohio Railroad E7 102 southbound on The Limited at Joliet, Illinois on July 11, 1965, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler. Built as Alton 102 in March 1945 (c/n 2003) on EMD Order E544A, it was one of four E7's built for the Alton on that shop order (No.'s 102, 102A, 103, 103A). This unit was wrecked at Ocuya, Illinois in August 1971 and scrapped at Jackson, Mississippi. It is seen here at the head of Train No. 1, The Limited, due in Joliet at 11:55 AM CDT, and this being Daylight Saving Time, it's almost 1:00 PM. According to the June 1965 Official Guide, 'All through Gulf Mobile & Ohio trains are air-conditioned and diesel-electric powered. All parlor lounge cars Trains 1-2-3 and 4 are owned and operated by the GM&O RR.'
Photo Date:  7/11/1965  Upload Date: 3/31/2009 10:46:41 AM
Location:  Joliet, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Roster,Station,Passenger
Locomotives:  GMO 102(E7A)
Views:  1406   Comments: 0
GM&O E7 102
Title:  GM&O E7 102
Description:  Gulf Mobile & Ohio Railroad E7 102 on Train No. 1, The Limited, at Joliet, Illinois on July 11, 1965, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler. This locomotive was built as Alton E7 102 (c/n 2003), wrecked and retired in August 1971. It is seen here bringing GM&O's daily Train No, 1, The Limited, to its first stop out of Union Station in Chicago. It's due at Joliet (according to the June 1965 Official Guide) at 11:55 AM CST, so it's almost 1:00 PM Daylight Savings Time, when I snapped this photo. If on time, it will arrive at it's final stop, Saint Louis, Missouri at 4:43 CST, 283.9 miles from its starting point. This train was equipped with a Parlor Car (with Drawing room), Dining-Lounge car and reclining seat coaches. Also listed on the GM&O page in the Official Guide was a connection with MP Train No. 1, The Texas Eagle, which offered a connection to Little Rock, Arkansas, departing Saint Louis at 5:30 PM and arriving at Little Rock at 11:55 PM.
Photo Date:  7/11/1965  Upload Date: 4/11/2009 1:11:32 PM
Location:  Joliet, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Roster,Passenger
Locomotives:  GMO 102(E7A)
Views:  1057   Comments: 0
GM&O E7 102
Title:  GM&O E7 102
Description:  GM&O E7 102 at Saint Louis Union Station, Saint Louis, Missouri on August 14, 1965, photo by Chuck Zeiler. This locomotive was built in March 1945 (c/n 2003) as Alton E7 102 and became GM&O 102 after the 1947 merger. It was wrecked in August 1971 and scrapped. This is an example of a railroad modification to the EMD design air ventilation to the engine room. As built, there were unfiltered louvers behind the cab door above the letter G, plated over by the GM&O. In place of the louvers, the railroad cut three filtered openings above the word MOBILE in the car body to allow intake of combustion air. There is also an extra air intake grill at the top rear of the car body, not seen on the trailing E7. This was sometimes applied by railroads (also seen on CB&Q E7's) to allow intake of makeup air for the steam generators.
Photo Date:  8/14/1965  Upload Date: 4/1/2009 11:50:27 AM
Location:  Saint Louis, MO
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  GMO 102(E7A)
Views:  1461   Comments: 1
GM&O E7 103A
Title:  GM&O E7 103A
Description:  GM&O E7 103A at Glenn Yard, on the west side of Chicago, Illinois on February 14, 1965, photo by Chuck Zeiler. Built in March 1945 (c/n 2006) on EMD Order E544 as Alton 103A, it became GM&O 103A in 1947, and was sold for scrap in March 1975.
Photo Date:  2/14/1965  Upload Date: 3/28/2009 2:22:19 PM
Location:  Chicago, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  GMO 103A(E7A)
Views:  1842   Comments: 2
GM&O GP30 508
Title:  GM&O GP30 508
Description:  GM&O GP30 508 at Paducah, Kentucky on June 25, 1986, photo by Chuck Zeiler. Built in Feburary 1963 (c/n 27912) on EMD Order 7635, it rides on trucks from Alco FA1 and FB1 trade-in's. I recall reading somewhere that it took the EMD engineers some tinkering to get the GE traction motors to work with EMD electronics. It is seen here in the dead line at the shops in Paducah, the Illinois Central's main back shops which, at the time of this photo, were shut down. This locomotive became ICG GP30 2258 and was eventually rebuilt to CSX slug 2256. Stencilled under the cab window are the words: ISELIN SHOP, and on the access door below the central air intake grill are the words: TEST FILTER ELEMENT DO NOT CHANGE.
Photo Date:  6/25/1986  Upload Date: 4/1/2009 12:52:44 PM
Location:  Paducah, KY
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  GMO 508(GP30)
Views:  1157   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:  1745   Comments: 0
GM&O GP30 516
Title:  GM&O GP30 516
Description:  GM&O GP30 516 at Corinth Mississippi on April 3, 1984, photo by Chuck Zeiler. Built in April 1963 (c/n 27920) on EMD Order 7635, it became ICG 2266 and it appears it was sold for scrap in June 1987.
Photo Date:  4/3/1984  Upload Date: 4/4/2009 2:45:37 PM
Location:  Corinth, MS
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  GMO 516(GP30)
Views:  960   Comments: 0
GM&O GP30 516
Title:  GM&O GP30 516
Description:  Gulf Mobile & Ohio Railroad GP30 516 at Corinth, Mississippi on April 3, 1984, photo by Chuck Zeiler. Built in April 1963 (c/n 27920) on EMD Order 7635, it became ICG 2266 and it appears it was sold for scrap in June 1987.
Photo Date:  4/3/1984  Upload Date: 4/4/2009 4:29:23 PM
Location:  Corinth, MS
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  GMO 516(GP30)
Views:  1351   Comments: 0
GM&O GP30 524
Title:  GM&O GP30 524
Description:  GM&O GP30 524 in the dead line at Paducah, Kentucky on June 25, 1986, photo by Chuck Zeiler. This locomotive was built in September 1963 (c/n 28426) on EMD Order 7666 and was eventually rebuilt into CSX road slug 2254. Stencilled under the cab window are the words: ISELIN SHOP. It is riding on trade-in trucks from Alco FA1's, generally referred to as AAR Type B truck, although it appears that that term originated at Alco, not the AAR. A more correct term might be GSC Type B truck, since the design originated with General Steel Castings, a foundry jointly owned by Alco and Baldwin. Quoting from the Alco-GE Locomotive Specifications for the 1600 HP A unit, Section 3-Trucks : TYPE - Two four-wheel, swivel, swing motion, pedestal type motor trucks applied. CONSTRUCTION - Cast steel construction. Frame is spring supported on two equalizers on each side, with triple coil springs between the equalizers and the frame. Triple elliptic springs are applied between bolster and spring plank. Center plate safety locks applied. AXLES - Two (2) axles, of forged open hearth steel, per truck. WHEELS - Four (4) rolled wheels, 40" diameter, per truck, to A.A.R Specification M-107-48, Class "B".
Photo Date:  6/25/1986  Upload Date: 4/1/2009 10:49:10 PM
Location:  Paducah, KY
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  GMO 524(GP30)
Views:  616   Comments: 0
GM&O GP30 528
Title:  GM&O GP30 528
Description:  Gulf Mobile & Ohio Railroad GP30 528 in the dead line at Paducah, Kentucky on June 25, 1986, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler. This locomotive was built in September 1963 ( c/n 28430 ) on EMD Order 7666 and was eventually rebuilt into CSX road slug 2253.
Photo Date:  6/25/1986  Upload Date: 10/26/2016 10:36:40 AM
Location:  Paducah, KY
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  GMO 528(GP30)
Views:  157   Comments: 0
GM&O GP30 528
Title:  GM&O GP30 528
Description:  Gulf Mobile & Ohio Railroad GP30 528 in the dead line at Paducah, Kentucky on June 25, 1986, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler. This locomotive was built in September 1963 ( c/n 28430 ) on EMD Order 7666 and was eventually rebuilt into CSX road slug 2253.
Photo Date:  6/25/1986  Upload Date: 10/26/2016 10:20:21 AM
Location:  Paducah, KY
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  GMO 528(GP30)
Views:  164   Comments: 0
GM&O GP30 530
Title:  GM&O GP30 530
Description:  Gulf Mobile & Ohio GP30 530 at Chicago, Illinois on an unknown day in October 1979, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler.
Photo Date:  10/1/1979  Upload Date: 4/10/2013 2:43:17 PM
Location:  Chicago, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  GMO 530(GP30)
Views:  399   Comments: 2
GM&O GP35 610
Title:  GM&O GP35 610
Description:  Gulf Mobile & Ohio GP35 610 at Paducah, Kentucky on June 25, 1986, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler.
Photo Date:  6/25/1986  Upload Date: 4/10/2013 2:16:22 PM
Location:  Paducah, KY
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  GMO 610(GP35)
Views:  338   Comments: 3
GM&O GP35 611
Title:  GM&O GP35 611
Description:  Gulf Mobile & Ohio Railroad GP35 611 in Chicago, Illinois on an unknown day in September 1980, photo by Chuck Zeiler. Built in April 1964 (c/n 29299) on EMD Order 7670, it became ICG 2510. It is seen here headed southwesterly at about Ashland Avenue in Chicago on the former Alton, former GM&O, and at the time of the photo, the ICG main to Saint Louis.
Photo Date:  9/1/1980  Upload Date: 4/4/2009 10:28:48 AM
Location:  Chicago, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  GMO 611(GP35)
Views:  744   Comments: 0
GM&O GP35 627
Title:  GM&O GP35 627
Description:  Gulf Mobile & Ohio Railroad GP35 627 at Paducah, Kentucky on June 25, 1986, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler.
Photo Date:  6/25/1986  Upload Date: 11/4/2016 5:20:03 PM
Location:  Paducah, KY
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  GMO 627(GP35)
Views:  135   Comments: 0
GM&O GP35 628
Title:  GM&O GP35 628
Description:  GM&O GP35 628 at Alton Junction (or Fort Wayne Junction, if you prefer), near 22nd Street in Chicago, on an unknown day in October 1979, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler. The reason for the fresh ballast is that the connection to Dearborn Street Station has been torn out. Built in January 1965 (c/n 29749) on EMD Order 7764, it was later renumbered to ICG 2526 and eventually became the property of VMV Enterprises. It rides on Alco trucks from GM&O FA1 trade-in's. 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 (GE's) 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 48 GP-35's from EMD 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:  10/1/1979  Upload Date: 7/22/2010 10:05:05 AM
Location:  Chicago, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Roster,Bridge,Yard
Locomotives:  GMO 628(GP35)
Views:  904   Comments: 0
GM&O GP35 634
Title:  GM&O GP35 634
Description:  GM&O GP35 634 at Paducah, Kentucky, June 25, 1986, photo by Chuck Zeiler. Built in March 1965 (c/n 29755) on EMD Order 7764, it became ICG 2532.
Photo Date:  6/25/1986  Upload Date: 4/4/2009 12:49:20 PM
Location:  Paducah, KY
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  GMO 634(GP35)
Views:  493   Comments: 0
GM&O GP35 634
Title:  GM&O GP35 634
Description:  Gulf Mobile & Ohio Railroad GP35 634 at Paducah, Kentucky on June 25, 1986, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler. Built in March 1965 ( c/n 29755 ) on EMD Order 7764, it became ICG 2532.
Photo Date:  6/25/1986  Upload Date: 3/12/2017 4:25:29 PM
Location:  Paducah, KY
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  GMO 634(GP35)
Views:  131   Comments: 1
GM&O GP35 637
Title:  GM&O GP35 637
Description:  Gulf Mobile & Ohio Railroad GP35 637 at Paducah, Kentucky on June 25, 1986, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler. Built in August 1965 ( c/n 30264 ) on EMD Order 7794, scrapped in 1987.
Photo Date:  8/25/1986  Upload Date: 3/12/2017 4:41:17 PM
Location:  Paducah, KY
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  GMO 637(GP35)
Views:  164   Comments: 0
GM&O GP38 709
Title:  GM&O GP38 709
Description:  Gulf Mobile & Ohio Railroad GP38 709 at about 22nd Street ( Alton Junction ) in Chicago, Illinois on an unknown day in September 1979, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler. Number 709 was built in August 1969 ( c/n 35172 ) on EMD Order 7185, became ICG 9528, then NECR 9528, then NECR 3848..
Photo Date:  9/1/1979  Upload Date: 3/12/2017 5:05:27 PM
Location:  Chicago, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  GMO 709(GP38)
Views:  191   Comments: 1
GM&O GP38-2 740
Title:  GM&O GP38-2 740
Description:  A grab shot of Gulf Mobile & Ohio Railroad GP38-2 740 at Carol Stream, Illinois on July 22, 1983, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler. Built in April 1972 ( c/n 7351-1 ), it became ICG 9560, later IC 9560.
Photo Date:  7/22/1983  Upload Date: 3/12/2017 5:42:47 PM
Location:  Carol Stream, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  GMO 740(GP38-2)
Views:  157   Comments: 0
GM&O GP38-2 750
Title:  GM&O GP38-2 750
Description:  GM&O GP38-2 750 at Paducah, Kentucky on June 25, 1986, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler. Built in August 1972 ( c/n 7351-11 ) it became ICG 9570, was wrecked and retired March 22, 1992.
Photo Date:  6/26/1986  Upload Date: 4/4/2009 5:15:08 PM
Location:  Paducah, KY
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  GMO 750(GP38-2)
Views:  1549   Comments: 0
GM&O F7 811B
Title:  GM&O F7 811B
Description:  Gulf Mobile & Ohio Railroad F7 811B, Glenn Yard on the southwest side of Chicago, Illinois on June 6, 1965, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler. Built in September 1949 (c/n 7633) on EMD Order E1089, it was assigned ICG number 1614 and was retired September 3, 1977 and scrapped.
Photo Date:  6/6/1965  Upload Date: 4/4/2009 6:29:03 PM
Location:  Glenn, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  GMO 811B(F7A)
Views:  1233   Comments: 0
GM&O F3 880B
Title:  GM&O F3 880B
Description:  Gulf Mobile & Ohio Railroad F3 880B departing Chicago, Illinois on an unknown day in June 1978, Ektachrome by Chuck Zeiler. Built in December 1946 (c/n 3601) on EMD Order E695, it was retired in October 1978, the prime mover was removed, and it was put on display in a park in Farber, Missouri. However, the city felt it was a liability and safety hazard, and it was scrapped sometime around 1990. It is seen here heading a train known as "The Plug", a GM&O commuter train between Chicago and Joliet (anyone know the origin on the train name?). Also seen is BN E9Am 9910 which fared a bit better in the survival game, for a while, working for the Nashville and Eastern after retiring from the BN in 1992. It is seen here about to divert to the southwestern suburbs of Chicago.
Photo Date:  6/1/1978  Upload Date: 3/30/2009 1:02:02 PM
Location:  Chicago, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Roster,Yard,Passenger
Locomotives:  GMO 880b(F3A) BN 9910(E9AM)
Views:  1037   Comments: 1
GM&O F3 880B
Title:  GM&O F3 880B
Description:  GM&O F3 880B departing Chicago, Illinois on an unknown day in July 1978, photo by Chuck Zeiler. The sanders appear to be on as "The Plug", GM&O's commuter train between Chicago and Joliet accelerates out of Fort Wayne Junction and heads southwesterly toward Joliet. Fort Wayne Junction was the name of the location just south of the South Branch of the Chicago River, where both the Pennsylvania Railroad and the Gulf Mobile and Ohio Railroad shared a bridge. Once over the bridge, the railroads parted ways. It was so named because the PRR's Fort Wayne sub was the route into Chicago. This same junction was known as the Alton Junction to the PRR and Milwaukee Road people, named for GM&O's predecessor into Chicago, the Alton Railroad. Alton Junction also marked the southern end of CUS Company (Chicago Union Station) rails.
Photo Date:  7/1/1978  Upload Date: 3/30/2009 10:22:53 PM
Location:  Chicago, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  GMO 880b(F3A)
Views:  2522   Comments: 8
GM&O F3 880B
Title:  GM&O F3 880B
Description:  Gulf Mobile & Ohio Railroad F3 880B departing Chicago, Illinois on an unknown day in July 1978, Ektachrome by Chuck Zeiler. Built in December 1946 ( c/n 3601 ) on EMD Order E695, it was retired in October 1978, the prime mover was removed, and it was put on display in a park in Farber, Missouri. However, the city felt it was a liability and safety hazard, and it was scrapped sometime around 1990. It is seen here heading a train known as THE PLUG, a GM&O commuter train between Chicago and Joliet.
Photo Date:  7/1/1978  Upload Date: 6/14/2017 1:03:42 PM
Location:  Chicago, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Passenger
Locomotives:  GMO 880b(F3A)
Views:  156   Comments: 0
GM&O F3 880B
Title:  GM&O F3 880B
Description:  GM&O F3 880B southbound at Alton Junction, Chicago, Illinois, August 1978 (exact day unknown) photo by Chuck Zeiler. This was known as Fort Wayne Junction to the GM&O people (it is listed as such in the GM&O Employees Timetable, and the published direction is Southward) and this is Train #17, unofficially, The Plug, the GM&O's commuter train between Chicago and Joliet. In the consist is a borrowed Amtrak coach, substituting for a GM&O coach in for maintenance. For the record, The Milwaukee Road also referred to this location as Alton Junction in their Employees Timetable (to define the limits of Chicago Union Station tracks).
Photo Date:  8/1/1978  Upload Date: 7/22/2010 11:30:59 AM
Location:  Chicago, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Roster,Passenger
Locomotives:  GMO 880b(F3A)
Views:  1005   Comments: 0
GM&O F3 883A
Title:  GM&O F3 883A
Description:  A grab shot of Gulf Mobile & Ohio Railroad F3 883A and 811A at Canal Street in Chicago, Illinois on an unknown day in October 1978, Fujichrome by Chuck Zeiler.
Photo Date:  10/1/1978  Upload Date: 3/12/2017 6:59:23 PM
Location:  Chicago, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Bridge
Locomotives:  GMO 883A(F3A) GMO 811A(F3A)
Views:  340   Comments: 0
GM&O SD40 902
Title:  GM&O SD40 902
Description:  GM&O SD40 902 and IC GP9 9344 near 22nd Street, Chicago, Illinois, May 1979, photo by Chuck Zeiler. Number 902 was built in February 1966 (c/n 31008) on EMD Order 7843, eventually becoming ICG/IC 6051. Number 9344 was built in January 1958 (c/n 23844) on EMD Order 5553, eventually becoming MSRC 9003.
Photo Date:  5/1/1979  Upload Date: 7/28/2010 9:50:15 AM
Location:  Chicago, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  GMO 902(SD40) IC 9344(GP9)
Views:  2075   Comments: 1
GM&O SD40 906
Title:  GM&O SD40 906
Description:  Gulf Mobile & Ohio Railroad SD40 906 on the west side of Chicago, Illinois on September 4, 1982, photo by Chuck Zeiler. Seen here heading west on the ICG's Iowa Division at about Augusta Blvd and Western Ave. in Chicago, this locomotive was built in February 1966 (c/n 31012) on EMD Order 7843. It later became ICG 6055, then IC 6055, then IC 6034. Another source lists this locomotive as wrecked at Freeburg, Illinois on August 29, 1989 and retired. Perhaps it was rebuilt after the wreck, I don't know for sure.
Photo Date:  9/4/1982  Upload Date: 4/3/2009 12:34:12 PM
Location:  Chicago, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  GMO 906(SD40)
Views:  544   Comments: 0
GM&O RS1 1104
Title:  GM&O RS1 1104
Description:  Gulf Mobile & Ohio Railroad RS1 1104 at Glenn Yard on the southwest side of Chicago, Illinois on June 6, 1965, photo by Chuck Zeiler. This locomotive was built December 1944 (c/n 73095) and retired in April 1975. I wish I had framed this better and got that Cadillac (lower right) in the picture.
Photo Date:  6/6/1965  Upload Date: 4/4/2009 10:58:46 AM
Location:  Glenn, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  GMO 1104(RS1)
Views:  735   Comments: 1
GM&O RS1 1122
Title:  GM&O RS1 1122
Description:  Gulf Mobile & Ohio Railroad RS1 1122 at Glenn Yard on the southwest side of Chicago, Illinois on February 14, 1965, photo by Chuck Zeiler. Built in January 1949 (c/n 76625) it was retired in September 1976. Note that the road number is painted on the headlight glass L&N style. The GM&O must have been pleased with a 1000 hp road switcher, because the RS2 was in production at the time this unit was built, offering 1500 hp in a similar configuration. The RS1 production ran from the first unit for the Rock Island in 1941 to the final units for the NdeM built in 1959-1960.
Photo Date:  2/14/1965  Upload Date: 4/5/2009 10:57:17 AM
Location:  Glenn, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  GMO 1122(RS1)
Views:  465   Comments: 0
GM&O RS1 1122
Title:  GM&O RS1 1122
Description:  Gulf Mobile & Ohio Railroad RS1 1122 at Glenn Yard on the southwest side of Chicago, Illinois on February 14, 1965, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler. The RS1 was powered by a 6-cylinder inline turborcharger McIntosh & Seymour Model 539 diesel prime mover producing 1000 horsepower. The GM&O purchased 24 RS1's (road #'s 1102-1117 and 1120-1127) and through merger with the Alton Railroad acquired another 10 (road #'s 50-59). The RS1 holds the record for the longest running production of a single model, first produced in 1939 at the request of the Rock Island, and concluding with an order for the NdeM in 1960.
Photo Date:  2/14/1965  Upload Date: 4/27/2009 10:53:00 AM
Location:  Glenn, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  GMO 1122(RS1)
Views:  709   Comments: 0
GM&O RS1 1126
Title:  GM&O RS1 1126
Description:  Gulf Mobile & Ohio Railroad RS1 1126 at Union Station in Chicago, Illinois on October 17, 1966, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler. Built in April 1949 (c/n 76796) it was retired in June 1974. It is seen here next to the PRR Polk Street Freight House (there were 18 tracks under this building) on the south throat of Union Station. According to the clock in the upper left of the frame, it's almost 1:25 PM, and GM&O Train No. 2, The Abraham Lincoln, is due in Union Station at 2:08 PM. More than likely, the 1126 will couple onto the rear of the arriving train and pull it back to the GM&O's passenger facility at Brighton Park. The following is excerpted from the book, Chicago Union Station, by Edward M. DeRouin (Pixels Publishing).

The GM&O's Brighton Park Yard was the smallest of the coach yards used by the railroads of CUS (Chicago Union Station). From the 1860's, until B&O control in the thirties, steam engines were also turned and serviced there. The freight yard was the C&A's (Chicago & Alton) principle Chicago yard until superceded by the larger Glenn Yard in 1914. During the years of B&O stewardship, Alton passenger trains and engines used B&O's Lincoln Street Coach Yard and Robey Street (later, Damen Avenue) Engine House. During this era, Alton trains backed out of CUS with road power through Fort Wayne Junction to Panhandle Junction. From there the train pulled north on the B&OCT to the yard. After 1942, Alton steam engines and passenger equipment returned to Brighton Park. Only a few tracks were needed to service Alton's trains. When the E7's arrived in 1945, they could often be found idling between runs at the Harrison Street Freight House. Locomotive maintenance was assigned to points at the other end of the run, the E units maintenance base was Saint Louis. In the diesel era, recently arrived and emptied GM&O trains would back to the 16th Street wye, shove up the hill, descend on the south wye and head for Brighton Park for cleaning and restocking. Equipment returning to the station would back directly from Brighton Park to the station track. While the PRR and CB&Q had some fast turns, the GM&O had its own turnaround champ. The Chicago-bound Abraham Lincoln, Train No. 2, was scheduled to arrive daily at 2:08 PM. The southbound Abe, with the same equipment, was scheduled to depart two hours and forty two minutes later at 4:50 PM. This train was a favorite for patrons of Springfield, Illinois and Saint Louis, Missouri. Often and particularly on Friday evenings, 800 passengers would be waiting as the Abe was hurriedly shoved northward toward the CUS platforms with the goal of a rapid boarding and an on-time departure.

Photo Date:  10/17/1966  Upload Date: 4/7/2009 1:26:12 PM
Location:  Chicago, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  GMO 1126(RS1)
Views:  1277   Comments: 1
GM&O RS1 1127
Title:  GM&O RS1 1127
Description:  Gulf Mobile & Ohio RS1 1127 at Glenn Yard on the southwest side of Chicago, Illinois on February 14, 1965, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler. Built in May 1949 (c/n 76798) it was retired in 1974. Note the road number painted on the headlight glass.
Photo Date:  2/14/1965  Upload Date: 5/7/2009 8:02:34 PM
Location:  Glenn, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  GMO 1127(RS1)
Views:  482   Comments: 0
GM&O caboose 2799
Title:  GM&O caboose 2799
Description:  Gulf Mobile & Ohio caboose 2799 at Glenn Yard on the southwest side of Chicago, Illinois on February 14, 1965, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler The yellow caboose is stencilled for the GM&O, but I could not make out a number.
Photo Date:  2/14/1965  Upload Date: 4/8/2009 10:44:16 AM
Location:  Glenn, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  RollingStock
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Views:  861   Comments: 0
GM&O 2961
Title:  GM&O 2961
Description:  Gulf Mobile & Ohio Railroad caboose 2961 ( later, ICG 199061 ) in Jackson, Tennessee on April 3, 1984, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler. Built by Western Maryland Railway numbered 1855 on February 10, 1940 as a standard cupola caboose, it was sold to Marshall Railway Equipment in December 1964 and rebuilt into a wide vision car prior to service on GM&O. At Casey Jones Village it was displayed as a billboard.
Photo Date:  4/3/1984  Upload Date: 2/27/2018 8:39:52 PM
Location:  Jackson, TN
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  RollingStock
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GM&O LP 4630
Title:  GM&O LP 4630
Description:  GM&O LP 4630 at Corinth, Mississippi on April 3, 1984, photo by Chuck Zeiler. The October 1971 issue of the Official Railway Equipment Register lists 1150 cars of this type, numbered 3750-4900, 38 foot 3 inch in length.
Photo Date:  4/3/1984  Upload Date: 4/21/2009 11:21:44 AM
Location:  Corinth, MS
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  RollingStock
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GM&O 5999
Title:  GM&O 5999
Description:  GM&O 5999 at Saint Louis, Missouri, August 14, 1965, photo by Chuck Zeiler. I could not find out much about this particular car, but there is a car one number lower, 5998, at the Museum of Transportation, and here is the description: GULF, MOBILE & OHIO #5998 Parlor-Observation Lounge 1935 Builder:American Car & Foundry Round-end observation; aluminum-bodied car; used on B&O Royal Blue 1935- 1937, then on Alton/GM&O Abraham Lincoln.
Photo Date:  8/14/1965  Upload Date: 4/21/2009 10:17:06 AM
Location:  Saint Louis, MO
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  RollingStock
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Views:  914   Comments: 1
C&A Shops
Title:  C&A Shops
Description:  Chicago & Alton Railroad Shops at Bloomington, Illinois, sometime between 1900 - 1905, photograph by Detroit Photographic Company, image from the Library of Congress.
Photo Date:  1/1/1901  Upload Date: 9/6/2018 9:21:56 PM
Location:  Bloomington, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  RollingStock
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Views:  93   Comments: 0
GM&O XML 24166
Title:  GM&O XML 24166
Description:  GM&O XML 24166 at Cicero, Illinois on an unknown day in March 1981, photo by Chuck Zeiler. It is stencilled: BLT 7-45 REBLT 5-69. It was reweighed MC. 8.78. According to the October 1971 issue of the Official Railway Equipment Register (ORER), this car was one in series 24000-24589, 40' 6" inside length, 9' 2" wide, 10' 6" height, 3901 cu. ft. capacity.
Photo Date:  3/1/1981  Upload Date: 4/11/2009 11:07:56 AM
Location:  Cicero, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  RollingStock
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Views:  1128   Comments: 0
GM&O XL 54242
Title:  GM&O XL 54242
Description:  Gulf Mobile & Ohio Railroad across from the South Shore's Randolph Street Station in Chicago, Illinois on an unknown day in March 1980, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler. Yes, it was snowing, so there is some snowflake distortion. According to the October 1971 issue of the Official Railway Equipment Register ( ORER ), the GM&O had 188 of these 50 foot double door ( 15 foot door opening ) numbered 54100-54299, 4932 cubic foot capacity. Some of the cars must have left the roster as early as 1971. It was stenciled as BLT. 9-61 and WHEN EMPTY RETURN VIA REVERSE ROUTE TO AGENT GM&O RR, and below that was stenciled: HOME FOR REPAIRS RULE 1 DO NOT LOAD UNTIL REPAIRED. You may wonder why the car was parked in downtown Chicago when it should have been routed to a repair yard. At the time of this photo, the ICG owned a lot of very valuable real estate in downtown Chicago, in the form of a rail yard, which now is Chicago Park District. The ICG had to show occupancy of the property in question, less the City of Chicago condemn it and take it over. So the railroad parked a bunch of derelict freight cars in said yard.
Photo Date:  3/1/1980  Upload Date: 4/7/2009 12:37:00 PM
Location:  Chicago, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  RollingStock
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GM&O XL 55349
Title:  GM&O XL 55349
Description:  GM&O XL 55349 on the Saint Charles Air Line, Chicago, Illinois, March 23, 1983, photo by Chuck Zeiler. According to the October 1971 issue of the ORER, this was one of 300 XL boxcars in the 55300-55599 number series, this one is stencilled: WHEN EMPTY RETURN VIA REVERSE ROUTE TO AGENT GM&O RAILROAD. It is also stencilled as having been weighed: JY.5.80.
Photo Date:  3/23/1983  Upload Date: 7/22/2010 12:59:23 PM
Location:  Chicago, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  RollingStock
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Views:  840   Comments: 0


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