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. Marc was working on this when he passed away. If you can help with pictures and narratives please email us.
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: http://www.rrb.gov/default.asp .