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These are the personal papers of G. P. Brock, President and
Executive Officer of the Gulf, Mobile & Ohio Railroad from 1957 to 1972 and Chairman
of the Board of the Illinois Central Gulf Railroad following the merger of the GM&O
and the Illinois Central. The collection covers the period from 1940 to 1987. 56 cubic
Includes approximately 700 bound volumes (minute books, journals,
ledgers, etc.) and 250 cubic feet of engineering and administrative files generated by the
Illinois Central Gulf, the Gulf, Mobile and Ohio, the Mobile and Ohio, and other
subsidiary railroads. The records date from the 1840s to the 1980s. An inventory is
available on site.
Contains approximately 400 maps for the tracks and right of ways
of the Mobile & Ohio Railroad, from Mobile, Alabama to Jackson, Tennessee, including
complete coverage of the Bay Shore Line in Mobile County, Ala. Also included are copies of
the Historical Society News of the Gulf, Mobile & Ohio Railroad (1978-1990),
the Illinois Central Gulf News (1972-1979), and the annual reports of the Mobile
and Ohio Railroad (selected years from 1879-1939), the Gulf, Mobile & Northern
Railroad (selected years from 1921-1938), Illinois Central Railroad (1958; 1968-1969),
Illinois Central Industries (1966-1976), and the Gulf, Mobile & Ohio Railroad
(1940-1970). 24 cubic feet.
MOBILE UNION STATION
Blueprints of floor plans, elevations, and architectural details
of Mobile Union Station (M&O Railroad) showing the original building in 1905 and
alterations in 1946, 1957, and 1977. An inventory is available on site.