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Owner: Gulf Mobile & Ohio
Model:EMD F3ABuilt As:GMO 880B (F3A)
Serial Number:3601Order No:E695
Frame Number:E695-A16Built:12/1946
Notes:blt 12/1946, scrapped 1990?
Other locos with this serial:  GMO 880b(F3A) ICG 880B(F3A)
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GM&O F3 880B
Title:  GM&O F3 880B
Description:  Gulf Mobile & Ohio Railroad F3 880B departing Chicago, Illinois on an unknown day in June 1978, Ektachrome by Chuck Zeiler. Built in December 1946 (c/n 3601) on EMD Order E695, it was retired in October 1978, the prime mover was removed, and it was put on display in a park in Farber, Missouri. However, the city felt it was a liability and safety hazard, and it was scrapped sometime around 1990. It is seen here heading a train known as "The Plug", a GM&O commuter train between Chicago and Joliet (anyone know the origin on the train name?). Also seen is BN E9Am 9910 which fared a bit better in the survival game, for a while, working for the Nashville and Eastern after retiring from the BN in 1992. It is seen here about to divert to the southwestern suburbs of Chicago.
Photo Date:  6/1/1978  Upload Date: 3/30/2009 1:02:02 PM
Location:  Chicago, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Roster,Yard,Passenger
Locomotives:  GMO 880b(F3A) BN 9910(E9AM)
Views:  1531   Comments: 1
GM&O F3 880B
Title:  GM&O F3 880B
Description:  Gulf Mobile & Ohio Railroad F3 880B departing Chicago, Illinois on an unknown day in July 1978, photo by Chuck Zeiler. The sanders appear to be on as "The Plug", GM&O's commuter train between Chicago and Joliet accelerates out of Fort Wayne Junction and heads southwesterly toward Joliet. Fort Wayne Junction was the name of the location just south of the South Branch of the Chicago River, where both the Pennsylvania Railroad and the Gulf Mobile and Ohio Railroad shared a bridge. Once over the bridge, the railroads parted ways. It was so named because the PRR's Fort Wayne sub was the route into Chicago. This same junction was known as the Alton Junction to the PRR and Milwaukee Road people, named for GM&O's predecessor into Chicago, the Alton Railroad. Alton Junction also marked the southern end of CUS Company (Chicago Union Station) rails.
Photo Date:  7/1/1978  Upload Date: 3/30/2009 10:22:53 PM
Location:  Chicago, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  GMO 880b(F3A)
Views:  3047   Comments: 8
GM&O F3 880B
Title:  GM&O F3 880B
Description:  Gulf Mobile & Ohio Railroad F3 880B departing Chicago, Illinois on an unknown day in July 1978, Ektachrome by Chuck Zeiler. Built in December 1946 ( c/n 3601 ) on EMD Order E695, it was retired in October 1978, the prime mover was removed, and it was put on display in a park in Farber, Missouri. However, the city felt it was a liability and safety hazard, and it was scrapped sometime around 1990. It is seen here heading a train known as THE PLUG, a GM&O commuter train between Chicago and Joliet.
Photo Date:  7/1/1978  Upload Date: 6/14/2017 1:03:42 PM
Location:  Chicago, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Passenger
Locomotives:  GMO 880b(F3A)
Views:  388   Comments: 0
GM&O F3 880B
Title:  GM&O F3 880B
Description:  GM&O F3 880B southbound at Alton Junction, Chicago, Illinois, August 1978 (exact day unknown) photo by Chuck Zeiler. This was known as Fort Wayne Junction to the GM&O people (it is listed as such in the GM&O Employees Timetable, and the published direction is Southward) and this is Train #17, unofficially, The Plug, the GM&O's commuter train between Chicago and Joliet. In the consist is a borrowed Amtrak coach, substituting for a GM&O coach in for maintenance. For the record, The Milwaukee Road also referred to this location as Alton Junction in their Employees Timetable (to define the limits of Chicago Union Station tracks).
Photo Date:  8/1/1978  Upload Date: 7/22/2010 11:30:59 AM
Location:  Chicago, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Roster,Passenger
Locomotives:  GMO 880b(F3A)
Views:  1375   Comments: 0


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