The Gulf, Mobile & Ohio is Classic Trains' railroad of the month for July 2022
Observation car of St. Louis–Chicago Abraham Lincoln approaching Joliet, Ill., 1940s or early ’50s.
Former Alton Railroad 4-6-2 No. 5296 with “GM&O” and “The Alton Route” lettering on tender, late 1940s.
R. J. Foster
E7s with St. Louis–Chicago Alton Limited at Springfield, Ill., May 1952.
Hostess in observation car of Chicago–St. Louis Ann Rutledge, late 1940s.
Chicago–St. Louis Midnight Special before its final departure from Chicago Union Station, April 30, 1971.
E7s 102 and 102-A with St. Louis–Chicago Abraham Lincoln at Joliet Union Station, fall 1951.
Wallace W. Abbey
New Orleans–Jackson, Miss., Rebel motor train departing New Orleans, 1945.
B. M. Sheridan
Kansas City–Bloomington, Ill., motor train No. 10 at Independence, Mo., August 1959.
John S. Ingles
E7s 101-A and 101 with St. Louis–Chicago Alton Limited departing St. Louis, August 1950.
F3 883-A with Chicago–Joliet commuter train (“The Plug”) departing Chicago, early 1970s.
John R. Taibi
Alco DL109 with St. Louis–Mobile Gulf Coast Rebel consist, circa 1940.
B. M. Sheridan
St. Louis–Chicago Abraham Lincoln departing St. Louis.
Charles M. Rice
Alco PA1 290 with Chicago–St. Louis local trains at Bloomington, Ill., circa 1950.
Richard K. Smith
New Orleans–St. Louis Rebel motor train at North Cairo, Ill., July 1946.
Henry J. McCord
F3 with Joliet–Chicago commuter train (“The Plug”) at Joliet.
W. A. Peters
Baldwin diesels with St. Louis–Mobile Gulf Coast Rebel departing Meridian, Miss., May 1951.
J. Parker Lamb
Motor car 2509 and trailer running as Bloomington, Ill.–Kansas City train 9 at Louisiana, Mo., June 9, 1956.
John C. Illman
St. Louis–Chicago Abraham Lincoln at Springfield, Mo., mid-1950s.
Herbert George Studio
Chicago–St. Louis Ann Rutledge arriving St. Louis, August 1950.
Gulf Mobile and Ohio passenger trains: The Gulf Mobile and Ohio is Classic Trains’ railroad of the month for July 2022. All this month you’ll find interesting articles detailing the history of the GM&O in text and photographs.
Please enjoy this Gulf Mobile and Ohio passenger trains photo gallery, originally published in June 2016 and selected from the archives of Kalmbach Media’s David P. Morgan Library.
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