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Date: 03/05/14 16:13
Just before the GM&O/IC merger
Author: Q4960

I found GM&O SD 40 on the business end of train #33 ready to depart Bloomington, Illinois for Venice and points south [train's final destination was Mobile, AL]. Taken just before the merger with the Illinois Central.

Roger Holmes




Date: 03/05/14 18:29
Re: Just before the GM&O/IC merger
Author: zars

A B&O-style CPL, harkening back to when B&O owned the Alton.



Date: 03/05/14 18:56
Re: Just before the GM&O/IC merger
Author: jo-tower

Roger, GM&O Gulf Division employee timetable #1 5-31-1970,shows #33's
destination as New Orleans. #31 went to Mobile.



Date: 03/05/14 20:38
Re: Just before the GM&O/IC merger
Author: RuleG

Very nice. Should be Image of the Day.



Date: 03/05/14 20:53
Re: Just before the GM&O/IC merger
Author: Q4960

RuleG Wrote:
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> Very nice. Should be Image of the Day.


Thank you but I've noticed over time that Image of the Day has usually been one of current operations.

Roger Holmes



Date: 03/05/14 20:58
Re: Just before the GM&O/IC merger
Author: Q4960

jo-tower Wrote:
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> Roger, GM&O Gulf Division employee timetable #1
> 5-31-1970,shows #33's
> destination as New Orleans. #31 went to Mobile.

That is so interesting and am I red faced [about as red as the 902]! Railfanned the GM&O those many years, even worked for them thinking that 33 went to Mobile. That may be because I knew that it handled through cars to the South, the only train of such out of Bloomington. It handled a lot of cars for Mobile and only a handful for New Orleans. Where did train 31 originate?

Roger



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/05/14 21:44 by Q4960.



Date: 03/05/14 21:20
Re: Just before the GM&O/IC merger
Author: ClipX

Roger,
As many years I been on Train Orders, you have some of the best night shot around.



Date: 03/05/14 21:31
Re: Just before the GM&O/IC merger
Author: Q4960

ClipX Wrote:
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> Roger,
> As many years I been on Train Orders, you have
> some of the best night shot around.


Thanks! I guess I better start posting a few more, huh?

Roger



Date: 03/05/14 21:41
Re: Just before the GM&O/IC merger
Author: Rathole

That's a beauty!



Date: 03/05/14 22:28
Re: Just before the GM&O/IC merger
Author: ClipX

Q4960 Wrote:
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> ClipX Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Roger,
> > As many years I been on Train Orders, you have
> > some of the best night shot around.
>
>
> Thanks! I guess I better start posting a few
> more, huh?
>
> Roger


Roger,
I enjoyed your GM&O postings. Keep posting more...



Date: 03/06/14 03:33
Re: Just before the GM&O/IC merger
Author: ctillnc

33 and 31 would have split in Mississippi or Tennessee somewhere. GM&O entered New Orleans over the Southern from Slidell, using some or all of the GM&O's line that ran Meridian-Union-Jackson-Bogalusa-Slidell.



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 03/06/14 03:41 by ctillnc.



Date: 03/06/14 04:43
Re: Just before the GM&O/IC merger
Author: trainnut7

Very nice Roger.



Date: 03/06/14 07:33
Re: Just before the GM&O/IC merger
Author: jo-tower

Roger, #31 originated at Venice and got its clearance at Tolson.
Out of Jackson, Tenn., #31 went down the old M&O side while #33
went down the old GM&N side.
CJV



Date: 03/06/14 10:08
Re: Just before the GM&O/IC merger
Author: ctillnc

> Out of Jackson, Tenn., #31 went down the old M&O
> side while #33 went down the old GM&N side.

That makes sense. The Union-Jackson-Bogalusa-Slidell line used by 33 was ex-GM&N. 31 would have taken the ex-M&O that was the preferred route into Mobile from up nawth at the time. Ironically, CN/IC today reaches Mobile over the ex-GM&N but the ex-M&O into Mobile is abandoned.



Date: 03/06/14 14:54
Re: Just before the GM&O/IC merger
Author: CNW8531

That's beautiful!! That picture is priceless, excellent job!!!



Date: 03/06/14 14:54
Re: Just before the GM&O/IC merger
Author: jo-tower

You learn a lot by reading employee timetables.



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