In this section visitors will find a reprinted article from the very first issue of the GM&OHS NEWS titled "A 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 Family 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.
Here are some significant dates compiled by our members. If you can add to the list, contact the society via the webmaster.
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.
Switchers on the GM&O - February 1955
Member Kurtis Kyger has supplied a list of switchers and assignments from February 1955.
Where are they now?
The intent here is to attempt a listing of preserved equipment for the historian or modeler. If you can help us update the list, please contact us.
Stations and Locations
The various sections of the Northern and Southern Divisions of the GM&O are presented here with station and milepost information. If you can help with pictures and narratives please email us .
Music, Videos, Slide shows!
Thanks to all who have sent music and videos to share. If you can help with music, slide shows or videos, please email us .
PLEASE DO NOT SEND COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL WITHOUT A RELEASE.
If you are the copyright holder, a statement will be added to the link acknowledging you.
Here are a list of books that we know of that are either on the GM&O or contain sections on the GM&O. If you know of a publication that is not listed, please contact the webmaster to have it added. Please send the author, publisher and ISBN if known.
Coming soon is a list of magazines that we know of that are either on the GM&O or contain sections on the GM&O. If you know of a publication that is not listed, please contact the webmaster to have it added. Please send the title, month and year.
GM&O News 1950 - 1972
If you can help with missing issues, contact the webmaster
We are collecting the GM&O News published by the GM&O Railroad. I have scanned them into pdf files, some of which are quite large. I included the file size under the date.
Here are some web links you may find useful.