Friday, April 26, 2013

Gulf, Mobile & Ohio Alco RS 1 # 1122. Chicago Illinois. february 1st, 1970.

I found this historic photograph from the former Gulf, mobile & Ohio Railroad at my Link page Fallen Flags.Org, which is located to the right of your computer screen at The Gulf, Mobile & Ohio was a railroad that had served the southwest side of Chicago, the city of Joliet Illinois, and many online towns and citties from Chicago Illinois to Saint Louis Missouri for many years. The G,M & O was a railroad that was in a big hurry to modernize their locomotive fleet with diesel power during the 1940's, and retire steam locomotives for good. The American Locomotive Company or "Alco" as it is refered to, supplied the G,M & O with several early Alco roadswitcher locomotives like the model RS 1 shown here in Chicago at the begining of 1970. The G,M & O Alco switchers and roadswitchers, lasted in to the 1972 merger with the Illinois Central that created the Illinois Central Gulf Railroad, and were eventually retired by 1975.

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