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Issue No. 001
1974 - 16 pages
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A Condensed History of the GM&O (GM&O family tree diagram)
How to Model GM&O's only E-8
The Midnight Special
The Alton Route passenger photo gallery
1935 Streamline Trains (original consist floor plans for the Abraham Lincoln / Ann Rutledge)
GM&O Memorabilia (C&A clipart, condensed schedule covers)
Doug Steurer dedication


Issue No. 002
1974 - 16 pages
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Along the Right Of Way (track diagram: JO Tower)
The Plug (schedule, clipart)
Strangers on the Plug
Steam Photo Gallery


Issue No. 003
1975 - 16 pages
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An Affair with Alco, Part I {see also: Part II}
GM&O Up-To-Date (ICG renumbering program list)
An American Classic
C&A Steam Locomotives: Atlantics (E-1, E-2 drawings, engineering data)


Issue No. 004
1975 - 16 pages
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An Affair with Alco, Part II {see also: Part I} (large bw photo of 1947 Freedom Train)
Chicago & Alton 2-6-6-2's (drawings, engineering data)
Where Did All the Varnish Go? (passenger equipment numbers 1969-1972, roster of cars still in private hands)
Wilmington Station (track diagram)



Issue No. 005
1975 - 16 pages
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Modeler's Corner: Diesel Paint Schemes - GM&O and Predecessors(detailed descriptions)
A Real Crowd Pleaser
Memorabilia: Dinner in the Diner (examples of dining car china service pieces)
Passenger timetable cover (Oct. 1946 - Jan. 1947; final timecard 07 Aug. 1972)



Issue No. 006
1976 - 16 pages
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Memorabilia Collecting - Why, What & How
The Way It Was
Chicago & Alton Class I-6 Pacifics (drawings, engineering data) (additional photos i issue 7)


Issue No. 007
1976 - 16 pages
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Memorabilia: Lanterns
The "Ann" ... Yesterday and Today
A Chicago & Alton engine that never was (drawings, engineering data for proposed Berkshire)
Chicago & Alton Class I-6 Pacifics (Alton Class P-16) (con't from issue 6)



Issue No. 008
1976 - 16 pages
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The Rebel, Part I {see also: Part II,Part III}
Gulf, Mobile & Northern Buys Motor Trains of Welded Construction (builder's floor plan of the streamlined Rebel trainset)
Chicago & Alton Class L-2 Mikados (drawings, engineering data)
An Incident with the 4373



Issue No. 009
1976 - 16 pages
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The Rebel, Part II {see also: Part I, Part III} (builder's photos of frame, prime mover and car interiors before installation of interior trim)
The Yankee & The Rebel
Passenger Extra
What Our Members Are Doing (map of where members live)



Issue No. 010
1977 - 16 pages
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The Rebel, Part III {see also: Part I,Part II } (photos of power truck w/ motors installed, engine room, operator's station, underside of pilot with truck removed; builder's drawing of car body cross-section)
Chicago & Alton Class L-3 Mikados (drawings, engineering data)
More photos of Chicago & Alton Class L-2 Mikados



Issue No. 011
1977 - 16 pages
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Chasing the Route of the Vanished Puddle-Jumper
Final Run Completed - April 14, 1960
A Look in the Hobby Shop Window


Issue No. 012
1977 - 16 pages
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GM&O at Night - A Photo Essay
Along the Right-Of-Way: GM&O's South End Today, Part I
Gulf Coast Rebel
On Time!
Memorabilia: China pattern
Evolution of an Emblem (C&A logo artwork)


Issue No. 013
1977 - 16 pages
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Memorabilia: Silver Finery
Modeler's Corner: Cabooses
"Mini-Pig"
Chicago & Alton Class H-8 Consolidations (drawings, engineering data)


Issue No. 014
1978 - 16 pages
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GM&O Men & Women: Mr. & Mrs. W.K. Davis
Modeler's Track: Custom Painting Cars
Memorabilia: Calendars
Chicago & Alton Early Pacifics; Class I-1, I-2 and I-3 (drawings, engineering data)


Issue No. 015
1978 - 16 pages
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Along the Western Division, Part I {see also: Part II}(complete track schematic of Mexico, MO)
When the Alton Route went Shopping for a Passenger Fleet, Part I - Coaches {see also: Part II, Part III} (detailed photos of ACF frame and carbody construction)




Issue No. 016
1978 - 16 pages
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When the Alton Route went Shopping for a Passenger Fleet, Part II - Parlors {see also: Part I, Part III}
Motor Cars, Part I - Southern Region {see also: Part II, Part III} (drawings)



Issue No. 017
1978 - 16 pages
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Chicago & Alton Class G-3 Compound Ten Wheelers (Baldwin erecting drawings, engineering data)
GM&O F's Retired!
Along the Western Division, Part II {see also: Part I}



Issue No. 018
1979 - 16 pages
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When the Alton Route Went Shopping for a Passenger Fleet, Part III - Sleepers {see also: Part I, Part II}
It was the GP30's that Led the Parade (drawing)



Issue No. 019
1979 - 20 pages
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Steam Power on the Road of Service, Part I {see also: Part II}(drawings)
Motor Cars, Part II - Northern Region {see also: Part I, Part III} (drawings)



Issue No. 020
1979 - 20 pages
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Steam Power on the Road of Service, Part II {see also: Part I}(drawings, GM&N all-time steam engine roster)
Memorabilia: Passes (25 pass images)



Issue No. 021
1979 - 24 pages
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The Ubiquitous RS1, Part I {see also: Part II, Part III} (drawings, engineering data)
Abe 'n Annie, Part I {see also: Part II,Part III} (4-page color "Abraham Lincoln" train advertisement reprint insert)
Francis, MO - Where the 'Q' Joined the Alton (track diagram)




Issue No. 022
1980 - 24 pages
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The Ubiquitous RS1, Part II {see also: Part I, Part III} (drawings, engineering data)
Abe 'n Annie, Part II {see also: Part I,Part III}




Issue No. 023
1980 - 16 pages
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A Look Into the Bloomington Shops


Issue No. 024-25
1980 - 24 pages
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Chicago & Alton Class D-7 American Standards (plans, engineering drawings, advertising artwork)
Modeler's Track
Just A Railroad
Abe 'n Annie, Part III {see also: Part I, Part II} (rosters, interior photos)
Images of Interest




Issue No. 026-27
1981 - 40 pages
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Along the Right-Of-Way: Roodhouse - Crossroads of the Western Division
Memorabilia: Stock and Bond Certificates (9, 1/4 size reproductions)
The Ubiquitous RS1, Part III {see also: Part I, Part II} (drawings, engineering data, final disposition roster)
Rebel Route Racer
Motor Cars, Part III {see also: Part I,Part II} (drawings, roster data)





Issue No. 028-29
1982 - 40 pages
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C&A Shops Monument
Wrecker Cranes on the Alton Route (wrecker roster)
M&O's 4-6-2 Steam Passenger Power (drawings, engineering data, roster)
Tragic Drama at Murphysboro
C&A Glenn Yard Turntable (drawings, dimensional data)
Ride the Big Rebel (passenger train consists)
Portrait of Success
Images of Interest




Issue No. 030
1983 - 20 pages
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FD: the story of GM&O 79000 (depressed center flat car specifications, line drawing)
Booneville memories (Northbound No.6 Prairie State Express consist)
M&O's "Old 400's": the Introduction of Modern Steam Power (line drawings, tonnage charts, locomotive & tender specification data)




Issue No. 031
1983 - 20 pages
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Replacing the cylinder head on Alton 440
Union memories of the GM&O
When GM&O F units rescued Amtrak
Those Enduring E's, Part I {see also: Part II, Part III} (drawings and specs: Alton boxcab No.1200, EA No. 100A, E7's 101-103)




Issue No. 032-33
1983 - 40 pages
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Alton 1200-1209, the Story of the Aluminum Box Car
South End Sojourn, Part I {see also: Part II, Part III} (route map of New Orleans, Mobile area)
Sometimes You Get a Second Chance
Those Enduring E's, Part II {see also: Part I,Part III}
GM&O's Cantankerous Baldwins (drawings, engineering data, interior diagrams)
The New 400's - "Sport Models" of Steam Power (drawings, engineering and roster data)




Issue No. 034
1984 - 20 pages
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South End Sojourn, Part II {see also: Part I, Part III} (route map, St. Louis south to Jackson)
Alton Images of Interest: B&O Lady Baltimore
GM&O Images of Interest: Work Equipment
Gulf Coast Rebel Equipment Diagrams, Part I {see also: Part II} (drawings, engineering data)




Issue No. 035
1984 - 24 pages
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South End Sojourn, Part III {see also: Part I,Part II}
Those Enduring E's, Part III {see also: Part I, Part II}




Issue No. 036-37
1984 - 44 pages
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Those Not-So-Common M&O Consolidations (drawings, engineering data)
The Wreck at Ovett (track diagrams)
Classic Diesels: GM&O's Alco DL-105's and DL-109, Part I {see also: Part II}
(ALCO painting diagram, drawing, engineering data)
Alton Images of Interest
The Sherman Branch: a Dream that Never Came True (StLP&N route map, diagrams, ad reprint, loco roster)




Issue No. 038
1985 - 20 pages
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RT&N: The Chicago & Alton's Granville Branch (map, timetable page reprints)
Motive Power of the RT&N
Classic Diesels: GM&O's Alco DL105's and DL109, Part II {see also: Part I}




Issue No. 039
1985 - 20 pages
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Big Reds, Part I [see also: Part II}
Lest We Forget
The Burksville Incident (diagrams)
Gulf Coast Rebel Equipment Diagrams, Part II {see also: Part I, Part III} (drawings, engineering info)




Issue No. 040-41
1985 - 40 pages
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Discovering the Gulf & Mississippi (route map)
Big Reds, Part II {see also: Part I}(line drawings, engineering data, GM&O SD40 Nos. 901-921, SD40X No. 950)
"Dinner Is Now Being Served"; GM&O Menu
Gulf Coast Rebel Equipment Diagrams, Part III {see also: Part I, Part II} (line drawings, engineering data, disposition of cars)
Cabooses, Part I (C&A/Alton heritage) {see also: Part II, Part III, Part IV}(line drawings, complete rosters)
The Head Brakeman's Cabin (line drawing: Alton Q-6 Mikado tender)




Issue No. 042
1986 - 20 pages
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The Ingalls Diesel-Electric Locomotive (line drawings, engineering data, Ingalls catalog pages)  



Issue No. 043
1986 - 20 pages
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Murphysboro Depot: Silent Witness to Change (route map, track diagram)
Riding Behind the 260's
Alton Baggage Cars Nos. 400-419 (drawing, roster, interior photos)




Issue No. 044-45
1986 - 40 pages
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GM&O No. 1900
The Wrecker Crane's Last Big Lift?
Mobile & Ohio's 0-6-0 Yard Power (line drawings, engineering specs., O 0-6-0 roster)
In Pursuit of the PA's (line drawings, engineering specs; includes special section on No. 292 former Alco/GE "Spirit of 76" Freedom Train unit)
Success Story: The West Tennessee Railroad (track plan)




Issue No. 046
1987 - 24 pages
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A Look at 1986
Crossroads of the South (track schematic of Union, MS)
Memorabilia: Chicago & Alton Timetables (reprints of 30 different timetable covers)




Issue No. 047-48
1987 - 44 pages
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Alton: The Bluff City (maps)
Alton's Electric Railways (maps, roster)
The Bluff Line: Alton's Short Line (map, timetable)
Alton's Terminal Railroad: The Illinois Terminal (map)
The Big Four: Alton's Branch Line (map)
The Burlington: Alton's Bridge Line (map)
"She Just Keeps Rollin' Along"
The Cutoff (track schematics)
The Old Main (track schematics, map)
The M&IB&B: Alton's Belt Line (track schematic)
Alton's Park Train
Alton trains Nos. 34-35: The Motorcars (timetable, map)




Issue No. 049
1987 - 16 pages
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LP the Self-Cleaning Pulpwood Cars (drawings, construction photos of frame)
Of Bridges and Billboards (map of GM&O plate girder bridges in Chicago and the slogans painted on them)




Issue No. 050
1988 - 20 pages
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Sparta, Illinois - An Island of Railroading (track diagrams, timetable page)
Special Feature: GM&O Pulpwood Rack Cars
The Many Lives of No. 425 (consists)
Citronelle, Alabama Depot to be Restored




Issue No. 051
1988 - 28 pages
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The Jack Line, Part I {see also: Part II, Part III} (maps, building plans, timetable pages, glossary of initials and company names: C&A/Alton predecessors)
Jackson, Tennessee: Hub of the GM&O (track plan, schedules)





Issue No. 052-53
1988 - 32 pages
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Train Happy: The Story of a Bloomington Boyhood (ticket reproductions)
The Pioneers: GM&O's FA's Part I {see also: Part II} (ALCO painting diagram, complete internal drawings and engineering data showing locations of all components, ALCO operation and service manual page reprints)
Houlka Treasures (map, photos of many types of documents)




Issue No. 054
1989 - 20 pages
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The Pioneers: GM&O's FA's, Part II {see also: Part I} (GM&O FA advertisements, diesel locomotive freight train performance reports)
HM: Alton 61000-61149 Hoppers (complete plans)





Issue No. 055
1989 - 28 pages
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Society Caboose No. 2954 Dedication (map)
The Jack Line, Part II {see also: Part I, Part III} (extensive track diagrams)





Issue No. 056
1989 - 16 pages
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Lift Old Glory: Flag Dedication Ceremony, Bloomington Shops
Kansas City: The Unwanted Line (map, track diagram)





Issue No. 057
1989 - 16 pages
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Memorabilia: Chicago & Alton 1885 Rate Sheet (rate sheet copy)
First Train To Paducah and Tragedy At Westport (maps)
The Hesitant Hero of Jackson (reprint 1947 Saturday Evening Post feature on Ike Tigrett)




Issue No. 058
1990 - 20 pages
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Concerning FA's on Alto Pass (Alto Pass grade diagram)
Columbus: The Town That Might Have Been (track schematic: Columbus, KY; 1877 M&O timetable)





Issue No. 059-60
1990 - 36 pages
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New Orleans and the "Ozone Route" (maps, advertisements, timetables, railroad maps of: New Orleans, Canal Yard, Bogalusa Shops)




Issue No. 061
1990 - 32 pages
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The Jack Line, Part III {see also: Part I, Part II} (track diagrams and grade schematics for Hilltop, Tallula, Prentice, Sinclair, Jacksonville, Davis, Woodson, Murrayville, Manchester and Roodhouse)



Issue No. 062
1991 - 16 pages
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It Must Have Been About '48 (GM&O Eastern Division grade diagram)
The GM&O In Mid-Mississippi in 1989 (track diagram ca.1989)




Issue No. 063-64
1991 - 44 pages
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The Meridian Saga: Growth and Decline of a Railroad Junction (track diagram Meridian, MS; timetable and advertising reprints; detailed shop complex diagrams)




Issue No. 065
1992 - 20 pages
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Alcos On The Southern Region, Part I {see also: Part II, Part III} (route map; chart of ruling grades: Murphysboro District; correspondence)



Issue No. 066
1992 - 16 pages
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Along The Alton Route
A Talk With Mr. Brock (Railway Age advertisement)
Memorabilia: Pass Reprints




Issue No. 067
1992 - 16 pages
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For The Record
Cabooses, Part II (Mobile & Ohio heritage) {see also: Part I, Part III, Part IV} (complete M&O caboose roster, scale & line drawings)




Issue No. 068-69
1993 - 40 pages
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Alcos On The Southern Region, Part II {see also: Part I, Part III} (Southern Region route maps: Tennessee Division, Union, MS, Louisiana Division; traffic department freight schedule map & chart; chart of ruling grades; index of initials for GM&O personnel; daily situation report, Alabama Division; correspondence)
Memorabilia: GM&O's Commercial Advertisements, Part I {see also: Part II}




Issue No. 070
1994 - 20 pages
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Memorabilia: Public Timetables of the Mobile & Ohio and the Gulf, Mobile & Northern
The GM&O in Union City, TN (scale drawings of Union City freight house; area system map; complete 2-page field engineer's track and structure schematic of Union City; advertisement)





Issue No. 071
1994 - 20 pages
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Sorting Out Memories of the Railway Mail Service: 20 Years of Yarns from the Mailbag of a Retired Alton/GM&O RPO Clerk (misc. RPO paperwork; chart of RPO routes; roster of GM&O RPO cars as of Jan 1, 1950)
Doodlebugs On The "Ozone Route" (NOGN doodlebug roster)





Issue No. 072
1994 - 20 pages
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The Peavine: GM&O's Southeastern Gateway (branch map; track & grade schematics)
Memorabilia: Public Timetables of the Gulf, Mobile &Ohio





Issue No. 073
1994 - 24 pages
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When Coal and Braidwood Were Synonymous (ISGS map of mined-out coal, Area 1, 1950)
The Rebel (full color center spread)




Issue No. 074
1995 - 24 pages
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Gulf Transport Company: The Story of GM&O's Extraordinary Highway Subsidiary (GT timetables; all-time coach roster)



Issue No. 075
1995 - 20 pages
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In Defense of the M-351 (advertisements; NOGN "Ozone Route" system map; assignment of equipment on NOGN passenger trains, March 1931)
How to Build a DL105 (frame & carbody construction photos; Commonwealth truck photo)




Issue No. 076
1995 - 24 pages
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GM&O's Joliet (region, detail maps and track schematics: Joliet area, Union Station, South Joliet Yard)
The GM&O Family Album: Joe Petric




Issue No. 077
1995 - 20 pages
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From Gas to Diesel (doodlebugs) (blueprints; timetable cover)
Rebel Requiem
Tamms, Illinois: The Personal Recollections of a GM&O Railroader (track diagram: Tamms, IL)




Issue No. 078
1996 - 36 pages
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Memories of the Hamp Line: A History of the Starkville Branch (route map: New Orleans, LA; timetable schedules; street map & track schematic: Starkville, MS; 1940 M&O timetable cover; track profile: Starkville Branch)



Issue No. 079
1996 - 20 pages
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The Salutary Switchers, Part I (Alco S1 & S2's) {see also: Part II} (roster; line drawings; truck, prime mover, frame & car body interior photos [Blunt-type truck / 6 cyl McIntosh & Seymour model 539 prime mover / GE GT552 main generator]; data)



Issue No. 080
1996 - 24 pages
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Alcos On The Southern Region, Part III {see also: Part I, Part II}



Issue No. 081
1996 - 24 pages
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Baggage Cars of the Gulf, Mobile & Ohio (all-time roster of baggage, storage mail and express car equipment)
Glenn Yard (track plan; line drawings of coal chute, sand bin, ash pits & loading track)




Issue No. 082
1997 - 20 pages
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Eastern Division Special (TRRA Passenger Conductors' Report of Consist, 1957; photos of many Special Transportation Notices [STN's]; a complete summary of STN's issued between April & December 1957; correspondence)



Issue No. 083-84
1997 - 40 pages
(3 in color)
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GM&O Family Tree
The Salutary Switchers, Part II (Alco's S1 & S2's) {see also: Part I}
The Ripley Railroad (correspondence; passes; complete roster of locomotives for the Ripley, Ship Island, Ripley & Kentucky, and Gulf & Chicago)
Cabooses, Part III (Gulf, Mobile & Northern heritage) {see also: Part I, Part II, Part IV} (scale drawings: caboose No.24, GM&O No.2831; GM&N caboose dispositions)




Issue No. 085
1997 - 20 pages
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Demolition of Bloomington Union Station
The Saga of No. 631 (train order, drawing, engineering data)
Frascati Craftsman
The Office at Frascati
The GM&O's Ore Car Fleet: GM&O's 62000-62299 series Hopper Cars (drawings, engineering data)




Issue No. 086-87
1998 - 40 pages
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Friend, We Hardly Knew Ye...The GP38 Story, Part I {see also: Part II} (line drawing, GM&O GP38 roster)
"Make Your Connections Here": GM&O Passenger Service at St. Louis (includes 2-page track schematic of St. Louis Union Station complex from Broadway west to Spring Ave.)
Pequot Junction (track schematic: Coal City, IL)




Issue No. 088-89
1998 - 40 pages
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Friend, We Hardly Knew Ye...The GP38 Story, Part II {see also: Part I} (line drawings, GM&O GP38AC and GP38-2 rosters)
I Would Have Stayed In Bloomington For The Rest Of My Life: The Story of Belin V. Bodie
Why Buy New? The Gulf, Mobile & Ohio Railroad's 9900, 427750 & 440000 Rebuilt 40-foot Boxcars Mobile: The Ancestral Home of the GM&O (track schematic: Mobile, AL 1998)




Issue No. 090
1999 - 24 pages
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"Trains To Stop At Derma": The Story of the Okolona Branch and the OH&CC (OH&CC employee timetable; Okolona Branch/OH&CC/Chicksaw & Calhoun counties map; Okolona Branch schedules from the 1914 & 1921 timetables; GM&O standard train length sign drawing)



Issue No. 091-92
1999 - 40 pages
(10 in color)
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The Gulf, Mobile & Ohio Railroad - A Quarter Century Later and Counting, Part I {see also: Part II} (tour of the south end starting at milepost 0.0 in Mobile and heading north, including 19 track schematics)
Reminiscences of the GM&O on the West End
Cabooses, Part IV (Alton steel-type) {see also: Part I, Part II, Part III} (roster, line drawings, mechanical specs, color photos)




Issue No. 093
1999 - 20 pages
(color center spread)
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27th Annual Meeting Weekend a Success
Reclaiming Our Past, Capturing Our Future
Southbound
Change at Columbus: The 50th Anniversary of GM&O Dieselization Speeders




Issue No. 094
2000 - 28 pages
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Update On GM&O F-units
How the Railroads Came to Jackson (map: Jackson, MS)
Bill Witbeck's Jackson
Sam Neville's First Railroad: A History of the Meridian & Memphis Railway (map, schedule, track diagrams, stock certificate)




Issue No. 095
2000 - 52 pages
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The Green Fleet, Part I {see also: Part II, Part III} (drawings, engineering data 50- . . ..........foot PS-1 boxcars)
The River Just Kept Coming Up (1945-1951 Western Division floods)
The Mobile & Ohio - Illinois Central Land Grant (map)
Mountains on a Flat Railroad: The NOGN 4-8-2's (drawings, map)
The Gulf, Mobile & Ohio Railroad - A Quarter Century Later and Counting, Part II {see also: Part I} (tour of the south end starting at milepost 386.06 in Jackson, TN and heading north to St. Louis, including 16 track schematics)




Issue No. 096
2001 - 24 pages
Issue No. 096
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C&A Workers Memorial Dedicated (Funk's Grove, IL cemetery)
The Cars That Served the Auto Industry (60-foot dbl door boxcar drawings for 59100-59103)
The GM&N's "Atlantic Fleet" (drawings)
Life On The Rails...Reflections, Part I {see also: Part II} (life for a work crew family, map)
The Night The 450's Went Up Rose Hill




Issue No. 097
2001 - 32 pages
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The Handsomest Train In The World: The Alton Limited, Part I {see also: Part II,
Part III} (drawings, color illustrations and photos, advertisements, rosters)




Issue No. 098
2001 - 32 pages
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When Lumber Was King on the Gulf Coast (Part I: GM&N's Louisiana Log Trains)(map)
When Lumber Was King on the Gulf Coast (Part 2: Last Log Train on the GM&O)(Tony Howe painting, map)
When Lumber Was King on the Gulf Coast (Part 3: Pulpwood Replaces Lumber) (Crown Zellerbach Corp. operations)
The Handsomest Train In The World: The Alton Limited, Part II {see also: Part I,Part III} (roster of rebuilt/reconfigured equipment)




Issue No. 099
2002 - 32 pages
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The Noblest Romans of Them All: GM&N 250-Class Decapods, Part I {see also: Part II} (diagrams, engineering data)
The Evolution of a Decapod: Engine 262 Through the Years
When The GM&O Became History: The ICG in Transition
The Handsomest Train In The World: The Alton Limited, Part III {see also: Part I, Part II} (car disposition/last assignment roster)




Issue No. 100
2002 - 32 pages
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How Our Society Got Its Start (issue nos.1 and 2 covers reproduced)
Isaac Burton Tigrett Father of the GM&O (reprint of 1952 Newcomen Society of England address)(GM&O corporate family tree diagram)
The Quest for 100 Miles: How the GM&O's Ancestors Achieved Their 100-Mark Milestones (where milepost 100 sat for the MJ&KC, M&O, NOGN, C&A)
Century-Series Steam Power: The 100-Class Mikados of the New Orleans, Mobile & Chicago (diagram, engineering data)
The Elegant Ladies of the GM&O (Alton/GM&O E7's)




Issue No. 101
2002 - 24 pages
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The Noblest Romans of Them All: GM&N 250-Class Decapods, Part II {see also: Part I} (tonnage ratings, Baldwin specifications card)
Big Red Redux: A Story of a Railroad Man and His Red Engines
The Green Fleet, Part II {see also: Part I, Part III}




Issue No. 102
2003n - 32 pages
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GM&O's Hostesses: Tigrett's Ambassadors of Good Will (roster of hostesses 1935-1957)
Confessions of a Rebelette (Clairborne Schley Walsh)
J.D.I. and the GM&O: The Men Who Photographed the GM&O
A Hostess Learns About Railroading (Mary Braxmeier Carlstead)




Issue No. 103
2003 - 32 pages
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Wings On Pigs: How the GM&O Got Into the TOFC Business and Why it Failed (ramp location map, all-time lease rosters Realco, Xtra intermodal trailers)
A Look at Moving High Wide Shipments on the GM&O
Life On The Rails, Part II {see also: Part I} (Sanford J. Ritchey family story continued, map)




Issue No. 104
2003 - 32 pages
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Images of Interest (M.O.W. equipment)
Mobile & Ohio Builds Large Shop In Record Time (reprint of 3-27-26 Railway Age article, complex diagram, floor plan, cross section)
The Terrible Twister of '25 (Murphysboro, IL shops destruction) (postcard views of pre-disaster yards, map)
Iselin and a History of Jackson Shops
Recollections of Iselin (Jesse Livingston)
A Very Good Day In Jackson




Issue No. 105
2004 - 32 pages
color cover | color pages
Daniel F. Watson, Jr. and the GM&O: The Men Who Photographed the GM&O (map)
1970: Last Year For the Real GM&O




Issue No. 106
2004 - 32 pages
color cover | color pages
GM&O's 75025-75034 Series Evans-built Coil Cars (diagrams, engineering data)
Dining Cars On the Alton Route (15 diagrams/blueprints, all-time dining car roster)




Issue No. 107
2004 - 24 pages
color cover | bw pages
50th Anniversary of the Last Run of the 'Little Rebel'
GM&O Engines Leased In Cairo, Illinois
A Day On The Alabama Division (map)
Let's Go To Canal Yard, Louisiana, Part I {see also: Part II} (map, track diagram)
Images of Interest - NRC Reefers




  Issue No. 108-109
2005 - 48 pages
color cover | color pages
Along The Right Of Way: Mathiston, MS
The Green Fleet, Part III {see also: Part I, Part II}
Let's Go To Canal Yard Again, Part II {see also: Part I} (interchange printouts)
One Last Ride On The GM&O (interior photos, menu, paperwork)
Images Of Interest: Along The Alton Route




  Issue No. 110
2005 - 32 pages
color cover | color pages
Do You Know Your GM&O Rules? (mini rules exam taken from the 1951 GM&O Operating Department rulebook)
Phillip Kotheimer, Our Man In Mobile: The Men Who Photographed the GM&O
GM&O's Three Story Highway (Auto Rack fleet roster)




  Issue No. 111
2006 - 32 pages
color cover | color pages
Hauling Black Diamonds on the C&A (USRA drop bottom gons)(rebuilding photos, diagrams)
The Wreck at Ocoya (1971 Amtrak wreck, accounts, reports)
GM&O Car 50: Rejuvenated Railroad Royalty (history of business car 50, meeting the current owner)
Do You Know Your GM&O Rules? (mini exam from 1951 GM&O rule book; answers to ?'s in issue #110)




  Issue No. 112-113
2006 - 48 pages
color cover | color pages
GM&O's 1500s Part 1: The Utilitarian RS2s
Louisiana, Missouri (map, diagrams)
Walt Peters, Our Friend From Springfield: The Men Who Photographed the GM&O
Do You Know Your GM&O Rules? (answers to ?'s in issue #111)




Issue No. 114
2007 - 24 pages
color cover | color pages
GM&O's 1500s Part 2, Last Dance With Alco: The RS3's (scale drawings/data for both- RS2 and RS3, disposition table for 1500 class locomotives)



Issue No. 115
2007 - 32 pages
color cover | color pages
"One of the Large Size Engines" the Somewhat Curious Tale of the NOM&C's Pacifics (builder specs, roster, ratings, diagram)
Heralding The Rebel (1935 Railway Age publicity campaign-numerous parts supplier ads)
The Rebel in the Land of Zephyrs (Center spread)
A Day Spent on the Gulf, Mobile & Ohio: June 25, 1970 at Joliet, Ill. (Owen Leander's documentation of traffic this day)



Issue No. 116
2007 - 24 pages
color cover | color pages
The Cars That Served The Auto Industry (59000 series 60' box cars)(diagrams) NOTE: this is a corrected printing of the story originally published in issue #96)
Sperry and Speno On the Gee-Mo  (track surfacing chart, train orders, industry ads)


Issue No. 117
2008 - 32 pages
color cover | color pages
Mike Haper, The GM&O As I Found It: The Men Who Photographed the GM&O
The Red and Maroon in an Orange and White World (first decade of ICG operation)
Springfield's 'Illuminations' (1915 Pan-Pacific Exposition inspired light display)


Issue No. 118
2008 - 32 pages
color cover | color pages
King of the Road: The SD40 on the GM&O (part. 1) (diagrams)
The Burksville Incident...The Story Behind the Story
Dining Ware of The C&A (china patterns, menus)




Issue No. 119
2008 - 32 pages
color cover | color pages
King of the Road: The SD40 on the GM&O (part. 2) (all-time roster)
The GM&O in the Realm of MADMEN (industry advertising for a new railroad)Along The Right of Way: Elwood, IL
Belin V. Bodie memorial Office Car




Issue No. 120
2009 - 24 pages
color cover | color pages
The Wreck at Cotton Plant (1949 collision of Rebel and freight in Miss.)
The GM&O in the Realm of M ADMEN, part 2 (industry advertising using GM&O)


Issue No. 121
2009 - 32 pages
color cover | color pages
Sea Rebel (sixty year life of Gulf Transport Company's only yacht)
Richard R. 'Dick' Wallin, "Mr. GM&O," Formerly the Reluctant GM&O Fan: The Men Who Photographed the GM&O


Issue No. 122
2009 - 32 pages
color cover | color pages
"2900": The Last 'Word' in GM&O Cabooses: Part 1,The Roodhouse Caboose, Nos. 2960-2964 (former WM Northeastern caboose rebuilds) (diagram)
The Fabulous Fifties: A Look at the GM&O in the Rock n Roll Era (1950's color photography) (pocket calendars of the 1950s)


Issue No. 123
2010 - 24 pages
color cover | color pages
Office Car: Parmelee Transfer service in Chicago
"2900": The Last 'Word' in GM&O Cabooses: Part 2,The Modern Transfer Cabooses, Nos. 2970-2985 (diagram, roster)
For Want of a Bolt...or Two (day in the life of a MJ&Kc cover engine crew)


Issue No. 124
2010 - 24 pages
color cover | color pages
Where the Ten-Wheelers Went: The C&G Railway (map, roster)
Douglas M. “Doug” Steurer: GM&OHS co-founder had a short life, long legacy: The Men Who Photographed the GM&O


Issue No. 125
2010 - 32 pages
color cover | color pages
Up To Date: Farewell to Ridgley Tower "2900": The Last 'Word' in GM&O Cabooses: Part 3,The 2950-series Extended Wide-Vision Cabooses (diagram, roster) One Man’s Career on the GM&O: My Grandfather, Earl Young
Number 72 Gets a Face Lift (preservation of NOGN/GM&N/GM&O Ten-Wheeler)
(diagram)


Issue No. 126
2011 - 24 pages
color cover | color pages
Up To Date: High Speed Rail Coming to Illinois

GM&O North: Second Section (35th Anniversary of Robert P. Olmsted’s 1976 book)

Dan Collins’ Last Run (excerpt of newspaper account for retiring engineer)



Issue No. 127
2011 - 32 pages
color cover | color pages

"2900": The Last 'Word' in GM&O Cabooses: Part 4,The 2990-series Wide-Vision< Cabooses (diagram, roster)

The Target Shanty (Bloomington, Ill.) (track diagram, consolidated timetable)

Meet at Vinegar Bend (with Mississippi & Alabama RR)



Issue No. 128
2011 - 24 pages
color cover | color pages

  Mishap at the Panhandle (situation drawing)

The Locomotives that Baldwin Built…for the Mobile, Jackson, & Kansas City (specs, diagram, roster)



Issue No. 129
2012 - 24 pages
color cover | color pages
Robert Bullermann: The Men Who Photographed the GM&O

Twentieth Century Boomer (career of Ike McKelvain)



Issue No. 130
2012
32 pages, 21 photos
color cover | color pages
Inexplicable (the unvarnished IC/GM&O merger story) (system maps)

Pocketful of Promos (celluloid pocket calendars)(calendar images for years 1950-1972)

Where on the GM&O Are We?



Issue No. 131
2012 - 24 pages
color cover | color pages
"M" is for "Mass-ter Movement": The Business of Setting Up The Business (pt.1)
notes for the story Inexplicable (additional citations and information)


Issue No. 142
2016 - 32 pages
color cover | color pages
GM&O's St. Louis Servicing Facility
Something borrowed, Something blue
GM&O Freight Car Round-up


Issue No. 143
2016 - 32 pages
color cover | color pages
A Mississippian's Musing About the GM&O
The Men Who Photographed the GM&O
Modeling the GM&O: Late-Surviving Diner-Lounges



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