RailPictures.Net Photo: GM&O 1117 Gulf, Mobile & Ohio Alco RS-1 at Montgomery, Alabama by David Harris
 
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Gulf, Mobile & Ohio (more..)
Alco RS-1 (more..)
Passing Union Station (more..)
Montgomery, Alabama, USA (more..)
July 30, 1973
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GM&O 1117 (more..)
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GM&O (and later ICG) depended on RS-1s for about 30 years, from the start of deliveries in 1945, until ICG finally pulled the plug in late 1975 and replaced the Alcos with a flood of geeps. In Montgomery, the little units performed switching, transfer and road freight duties. Here, 1117 has delivered a transfer cut to L&N and is returning to West End Yard engine-light, as was usual practice. Those are the Union Station leads in the foreground, mostly unneeded by the time of the photo, as passenger service was down to just Amtrak's Floridian.
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