Gulf, Mobile, and Northern Railroad

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Gulf, Mobile, and Northern Railroad
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Locale Southern United States
Dates of operation 1917–1940
Predecessor New Orleans, Mobile, and Chicago Railroad
Successor Gulf, Mobile, and Ohio
Track gauge 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge
Length 827 miles (1,331 km) in 1940
Headquarters Mobile, Alabama

The Gulf, Mobile, and Northern Railroad (reporting mark GMN) was a railroad in the Southern United States. The first World War had forced government operation upon the company; and in 1919, when it became once more a free agent, it chose Ike Tigrett to charter its new course.[1] On September 13, 1940, it was merged with the Mobile and Ohio Railroad to form the Gulf, Mobile, and Ohio Railroad.[2]

At the end of 1925 GM&N operated 466 miles of road and 574 miles of track; that year it reported 419 million ton-miles of revenue freight and 12 million passenger-miles.

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  1. ^ Railroad Magazine, January 1945, Vol.37, No 2
  2. ^ "Corporate Family Tree/Flow Chart". The GM&O Historical Society, Inc. Retrieved 2006-04-21. 

References[edit]

  • Drury, George H. (1985). The Historical Guide to North American Railroads. Milwaukee, Wisconsin: Kalmbach Publishing Company. pp. 149–151. ISBN 0-89024-072-8. LCCN 85080107. 

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