Tuesday, February 28, 2012
I found this classic early 1970's color photograph of an old Alco locomotive from the former Gulf, Mobile & Ohio Railroad at My Link page Fallen Flags.Org, located to the right of Your computer screen at www.rr-fallenflags.org
The photo was taken in September of 1973 by railfan photographer Jim Ford at Springfield Illinois. The railroad this locomotive is now working for, is the Illinois Central Gulf. It is now one year since the merger of the Illinois Central and the Gulf, mobile & Ohio railroads.
This locomotive would work for a few more years after the merger, and would proboubly be retired in it's former G,M & O colors and markings by the mid 1970's.