Gulf, Mobile & Ohio 1962 Timetable

Gulf, Mobile and Ohio achieved streamliner fame in 1935 with its Rebel, which provided service between New Orleans and Jackson, Tennessee–later extended to St. Louis. In 1947, GM&O purchased the bankrupt Chicago & Alton, which ran as many as seven trains a day between Chicago and St. Louis.

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This timetable cover pictures the Rebel cruising by some southern bayou, but GM&O discontinued that train in the 1950s. The only GM&O passenger service left in 1962 were four Chicago-St. Louis trains on the former Alton route and a bus from Springfield to Jacksonville, Illinois, a distance of about 35 miles. The timetable shows that the overnight Midnight Special had sleeping cars and the southbound Abraham Lincoln left Chicago with a sleeping car that went through to Little Rock and Hot Springs, Arkansas on the Missouri Pacific. The northbound connection was with the Midnight Special.

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