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 Mo... (more)
GM&O 627 leads a south bound at Tolono, IL. 2-07-1984
Emerging from a cold winter fog is a southbound Illinois Central Gulf “slingshot” piggyback train led by Gulf, Mobile and Ohio GP35 No. 637. The train is rattling over the diamonds past BN Target ... (more)
The Alcos lasted way longer after the merger with IC than any of us local fans predicted. We figured Paducahs would roll in immediately, but the RS-1s hung around until 1975, doing everything in ... (more)
Southbound ICG pig train Chatawa
Gulf Mobile & Ohio #1054 (RS1), formerly Illinois Terminal 754. #1054 was built March 1950 as Illinois Terminal #754 and was sold to Gulf Mobile & Ohio (GM&O) in March 1970. Left Illinois Central... (more)
GM&O's SD40s didn't visit Birmingham prior to the ICG merger due to restrictions on the L&N line used to reach B'ham from home rails at Tuscaloosa. After the merger, they became frequent sights a... (more)
Four GM&O F-3 cab A units bask in the sun at Kansas City, Mo. awaiting their call back on duty on Oct. 29, 1965. The old warriors were not quite 20 years old but were showing their age.
GM&O SD40s did not visit Alabama much until the ICG merger. After that, they showed up frequently in Birmingham, and once in a while in Mobile, but never on the Montgomery line, which remained B... (more)
A moment of poor judgement in the yard at Montgomery means 713 is headed for some shop time.
Southbound freight #29 led by two Gulf, Mobile & Ohio SD40's #905 and #911 near Bloomington, Illinois April 14, 1971.
Venerable GM&O E7's have just arrived the Cutoff from the Milwaukee Depot after arriving on an inbound St.Louis/Milwaukee Amtrak train. They're on the way to the Milwaukee Diesel house for servici... (more)
Its nose bashed in and its 567s removed for installation into RS-1s, GM&O 101A has just about run out of time.