Gulf, Mobile & Ohio F3A 807B, Burlington Northern F7A 634 in former Great Northern Big Sky Blue colors, GM&O F3A 805A and GM&O SD40 905 at ICG Homewood yard. Photo from my collection, no photograp... (more)
At Illinois Central Gulf's Homewood yard, 14 Gulf, Mobile & Ohio GP38's in storage, in June 1975.
The IC Oak St. yard would soon change with the Paducah & Louisville taking over the operation in a matter of days. On this day ICG GP10's and a GM&O GP35 wait for their next assignment.
11 years after its merger with Illinois Central, a four-pack of GM&O GP35s leads a northbound empty coal train under the sempahores at Joliet. Tom Golden photo.
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.