In this section visitors will find a reprinted article from
the very first issue of the GM&OHS NEWS titled
Condensed History of the GM&O’, written by
Robert F. Schramm. The overview will give readers the basic
milestones concerning the evolution of the GM&O. Accompanying this
article is a full color corporate
Tree/Flow Chart for the GM&O and predecessor lines.
Additionally, we are extremely fortunate to be able to
direct visitors to an online edition of James H.
Lemly’s definitive work on the history of the GM&O titled
‘The Gulf, Mobile And Ohio: A Railroad That Had to
Expand or Expire’. First printed in 1953, and just six years
after the final configuration of the railroad was achieved, the book is a must
read for any GM&O enthusiast. Go to:
Here can be found various maps of the GM&O system, its
constituent systems, and certain local or regional maps within those routes.
These pages are purposely made with larger than usual file sizes, so that the
detail of the maps may be preserved. Page loading times, and downloading/saving
times will be longer, reflecting this feature.
Retired Employees and Genealogical Information
The GM&O Historical society does not have archives or
access to personal information regarding former employees of any railroads.
We suggest that persons seeking such information contact the Railroad Retirement
Board. Their website is at:
Equipment <This area
The intention of this overview of locomotives and rolling
stock found on the GM&O is not to be a complete documentation of rostered
equipment. Rather, this section will provide examples of the various pieces of
equipment that were part of the GM&O’s operations. A short bibliography is
included for those that wish to pursue more complete roster information on
Stations and Locations
<This area under construction>
sections of the Northern and Southern Divisions of the GM&O are presented here
with station and milepost information.