Gulf, Mobile & Ohio E7 102, on the point of train #3, the Chicago-St. Louis Abraham Lincoln, steps across the Rock Island diamonds at Joliet, IL.
A GM&O GP28 #711 Awaits its next call to duty on a beautiful summer morning in June 1984 Its paint still in good shape long after the ICG merger. I believe these units were the last delivered to... (more)
Gulf, Mobile & Ohio Alco S2 no.24 tends to switching chores at Jackson, Mississippi on May 15, 1973. This unit began life on the Alton Railroad in 1945 and would have a thirty-plus year career bef... (more)
GM&O came in from the northwest, A bit player on a large stage in those days, a little shabby and run down but what great character. In the immortal words of Tom Sink, a “soulful old road”.
Dave Vannes,Bill Stauss and myself drove from Madison,WI. to Chattanooga,TN.back in 1972 to ride a Southern steam excursion...….stopped at Paducah,KY. to see all the stored IC&GM&O E-units.
The beautiful GM&O Mobile Station beckons motorists off of I-165. For a 100+ year old station it is in great shape and hopefully the city will get some of the tree growth off the roof. Quote from ... (more)
Train 23 in the early days of the National Railroad Passenger Corporation or Amtrak.
F3's nose to nose in Chicago.
Train #17, “The Plug”, awaits departure from Union Station.
1051's beautiful coat of GM&O red is almost shot - faded to a sickly pink in some places, sluffing off to reveal the original Illinois Terminal green in others.
The daily train to Artesia is a few miles out of Montgomery's West End Yard as it curves away from US31. A few hundred feet ahead is the big bridge over the Alabama River.
This scene could easily be mistaken for one of GM&O's smaller outlying facilities across Mississippi and Louisiana, but - in spite of the black and white geeps - this is the former IC yard in Monr... (more)
Awaiting the torch........