Gulf Mobile Railroad 2025 Calendar

In 1940 a tangle of southern lines incorporated to form the Gulf Mobile & Ohio Railroad. Success followed and the new road saw three decades of growth. First among large railroads to adopt diesel power, the GM&O merged with Illinois Central in 1972. The south to north connection culminated in Canadian National’s purchase of IC in 1998. The Gulf Mobile & Ohio Railroad 2025 calendar looks at the line’s trains and engines in the years preceding the IC merger. All aboard the Rebel Route, eh!

This 2025 monthly wall calendar features: Large blocks for notes | Superb printing quality | Heavy 100-pound paper | Deluxe 11- by 14-inch size


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≈ Gulf, Mobile and Ohio 17, an 0-6-0 Switcher, is working at Mobile, AL on January 9, 1944.

≈ Gulf, Mobile and Ohio 1116, an Alco RS-1, looks good in a solid red paint scheme at Jackson, MS on August 16, 1969. The locomotive was built and delivered by the American Locomotive Company in February 1947.

≈ In 1962, Gulf, Mobile and Ohio management realized that their motive power situation was beginning to look grim. GM&O began buying locomotives, all from EMD. They started with 31 GP-30’s in 1963 and 1964, 48 GP-35’s in 1964 and 1965, 20 GP-38’s in 1969, 13 GP-38AC’s in 1971, and 15 GP-38-2’s in 1972. This is engine 727, a new GP-38AC.

≈ Gulf, Mobile and Ohio 1116, an Alco Model RS-1, delivered in March 1947, is sitting at Springfield, IL on May 8, 1954.

≈ Gulf, Mobile and Ohio ‘s Little Rebel Engine 352, is seen here at East St. Louis, IL in the summer of 1948. Originally painted in the light red and silver colors of the Alton Railroad, it is sporting the red and maroon of the GM&O with which Alton merged in 1947.

≈ Gulf, Mobile and Ohio 4360, an ex-Chicago and Alton Mikado (2-8-2) is being serviced at Venice IL in June 1948. At this time, 4360 was working in transfer freight service, complete with a new coat of paint.

≈ Gulf, Mobile and Ohio Motorcar 2509 with combine trailer 2553 running westbound as Train #9 is making a station stop at Mexico, MO in July 1957. 2509 was built by EMC-St. Louis in 1928.

≈ Gulf, Mobile and Ohio 101-A (F-7A) leads Train #1, the southbound Alton Limited pulling ahead of a Burlington southbound mail train just out of Chicago’s Union Station on June 22, 1963.

≈ Gulf, Mobile and Ohio 5296, an ex-Chicago and Alton Pacific (4-6-2) built by Alco-Brooks Locomotive Works in 1913, presents a striking appearance at Brighton, IL, located 60 miles south of Springfield in the summer of 1948. 5296 was on Train #12, the last GM&O passenger train ever hauled by a steam locomotive.

≈ Gulf, Mobile and Ohio 807-B leads four other F-3A’s on a very long westbound freight arriving at Roodhouse, IL on September 4, 1972. Roodhouse, with a population of about 2,000, is located on the Kansas City Line, 111 miles west of Bloomington, IL.

≈ Gulf, Mobile and Ohio 103A (two E-7A’s) is backing Train #1, the Alton Limited into St. Louis, MO Union Station on August 22, 1950. The two E-7A’s shown here were delivered by EMD in March 1945.

≈ Gulf, Mobile and Ohio 722, a Model FA-1 built by Alco in August 1946, sits at Venice, IL on July 13, 1961. GM&O purchased a fleet of FA-1 ’s, a total of 55 of them. Among the 55 was the first demonstrator of this class built.

Other Trains at Tide-mark

Tide-mark publishes a notable group of train calendars featuring classic images of steam locomotives and great named trains of railroads across the United States. Calendar titles for 2025 include:

• Baltimore and Ohio Railroad,

• Denver Rio Grande Railroad in Colorado Narrow Gauge,

• Gulf Mobile & Ohio, Illinois Central,

• Milwaukee Road, New York Central,

• Pennsylvania Railroad,

• Rock Island,

• Santa Fe Railway,

• Southern Pacific and

• Union Pacific.

Classic trains are also pictured in Great Trains featuring paintings by artist Gil Bennett and in Howard Fogg’s Trains. Contemporary trains are the focus of the Railroading! calendar that offers 24 spectacular full-color images of trains from across North America. Tide-mark also publishes the Streetcars and Trolleys calendar with classic images from a wide range of cities in the U.S., as well as the new San Francisco Cable Cars.

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Weight 12 oz
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