Friday, May 06, 2011
Although the Gulf, Mobile & Ohio Railroad had merged with the Illinois Central on August 10th, 1972, in many cases, it took the succesor company Illinois Central Gulf "Forever" to eventually get around to repainting many of the former G,N & O locomotives. Many were eventually retired in 1960's era factory delivered G,M * O colors and markings.
I spotted this photo at My Link page Yesteryear Depot.Com located to the right of Your computer screen. This photo was taken on May 5th, 1979 in the city of Louisville Kentucky.
When the former G,M & O began to retire their American Locomotive Company (ALCO) diesel electric locomotives during the 1960's and 70's...they held on to the good trucks and electrical components, and reutilized them on EMD roadswitchers that they had traded the Alco locomotives in for.
This former G,M & O EMD GP 35 roadswitcher, is viewed still wearing mid 1960's era Gulf, Mobile & Ohio paint and markings, while riding on Alco trucks.