Gulf, Mobile and Northern Railroad
|Locale||Southern United States|
|Dates of operation||1917–1940|
|Predecessor||New Orleans, Mobile and Chicago Railroad, New Orleans Great Northern Railway|
|Successor||Gulf, Mobile and Ohio|
|Track gauge||4 ft 8 1⁄2 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge|
|Length||827 miles (1,331 km) in 1940|
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 Isaac B. Tigrett to chart its new course. Tigrett, a native of Jackson, Tennessee, was president of the GM&N from 1920 and of its successor, the GM&O, from 1938 to 1952, and oversaw the development of the road from a nearly bankrupt operation into a thriving success. He was the great-uncle of Hard Rock Cafe founder Isaac Tigrett, also a native of Jackson.
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.
- Rebel, lightweight streamline trains, built for the GM&N, by ACF
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- Railroad Magazine, January 1945, Vol.37, No 2
- Lesley Barker, St. Louis Gateway Rail: The 1970s, Arcadia Publishing, 2006, p. 51
- "Corporate Family Tree/Flow Chart". The GM&O Historical Society, Inc. Archived from the original on 2007-03-14. Retrieved 2006-04-21. External link in
- 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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