Gulf Mobile and Ohio by James Lemly GM&O dynamic history of Tigrett Road GM&O
Gulf Mobile and Ohio by James Lemly GM&O dynamic history of Tigrett Road GM&O
Gulf Mobile and Ohio by James Lemly GM&O dynamic history of Tigrett Road GM&O
Gulf Mobile and Ohio by James Lemly GM&O dynamic history of Tigrett Road GM&O
Gulf Mobile and Ohio by James Lemly GM&O dynamic history of Tigrett Road GM&O
Gulf Mobile and Ohio by James Lemly GM&O dynamic history of Tigrett Road GM&O
Gulf Mobile and Ohio by James Lemly GM&O dynamic history of Tigrett Road GM&O
Gulf Mobile and Ohio by James Lemly GM&O dynamic history of Tigrett Road GM&O
Gulf Mobile and Ohio by James Lemly GM&O dynamic history of Tigrett Road GM&O

Gulf Mobile and Ohio by James Lemly GM&O dynamic history of Tigrett Road GM&O

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Gulf Mobile and Ohio by James Lemly GM&O dynamic history of Tigrett Road GM&O
 
The Gulf Mobile and Ohio by James Lemly A dynamic history of the Tigrett Road.  A railroad that had to expand or expire.  
Hard cover with Dust jacket (has damage)   Owners name on front page
Copyright 1953
347 pages.  Indexed.
INTRODUCTION  3
PART I. THE FORMATIVE YEARS, 1920-30
CHAPTER
I. THE GULF, MOBILE AND NORTHERN IN 1920 . . . . .9
II. EMPLOYEE RELATIONS, 1920-30. . . . . . . .33
III. PUBLIC RELATIONS, 1920-30  57
IV. DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM, 1920-30 . . . . . . .  72
V. CHANGES IN MAIN LINE AND BRANCHES, 1920-30 . . .  77
VI. CHANGES IN OPERATING CONDITIONS, 1920-30 . . .  83
VII. CHANGES IN TRAFFIC, 1920-30  93
VIII. CORPORATE AND FINANCIAL RECORD, 1920-30  101
IX. OTHER RAILROADS INTERESTED IN THE GULF, MOBILE AND NORTHERN, 1920-50  109
PART II. EXPAND OR EXPIRE, 1931-40
X. THE WORST DEPRESSION YEARS, 1931-33  115
XI. RENEWED EFFORTS TOWARD GROWTH, 1934-38 . . .  132
XII. COMBINING THE GULF, MOBILE AND NORTHERN AND THE MOBILE AND OHIO INTO THE GULF, MOBILE AND OHIO, 1938-40  151
PART III. THE GULF, MOBILE AND OHIO
XIII. THE GULF, MOBILE AND Orno, 1940- 44  171
XIV. NEGOTIATIONS TO BUY THE ALTON RAILROAD-1945 . .  183
XV. POSTWAR YEARS, 1945-49  192
XVI. THE GULF, MOBILE AND OHIO RAILROAD OF 1950-52.   207
PART IV. ANALYSIS OF THE GROWTH OF THE GULF, MOBILE AND NORTHERN-GULF, MOBILE AND OHIO RAILROAD
XVII. RESUMOF THE GROWTH OF GULF, MOBILE AND OHIO SYSTEM  223
XVIII. THE IMPORTANCE OF CONSOLIDATION IN THE GROWTH OF THE                              
GULF, MOBILE AND NORTHERN-GULF, MOBILE AND OHIO 236
XIX. MAJOR FACTORS IN THE GROWTH OF THE GULF, MOBILE AND                                    
OHIO SYSTEM 247
PART V. HISTORY OF PREDECESSOR LINES
XX. LINES ACQUIRED PRIOR TO 1930  265
XXI. THE NEW ORLEANS GREAT NORTHERN RAILROAD COMPANY -1905-33     274
XXII. THE GULF, MOBILE AND NORTHERN AND ITS PREDECESSORS-                                     
1871-1920  284
XXIII. THE MOBILE AND OHIO RAILROAD-1848-1940 . . .  308
XXIV. THE ALTON RAILROAD-1847-1947  315
LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS OF RAILROADS  321
NOTES  325
BIBLIOGRAPHY  337
INDEX  341

This book tells the fascinating story of the growth of the Gulf, Mobile and Ohio, a railroad that had to expand or expire. The remarkable development of this railroad is one of the success stories of our times. The story of the railroad is also to a large extent the story of Chairman of the Corporation Isaac 13. Tigrett, under whose leadership the system grew from a small beginning of only forty-nine miles of road operating in one state into one of the country's leading railroads with nearly three thousand miles of track serving seven states.
As recently as 1920 the officials of the railroad had to decide whether to go out of business or put into effect a policy of consolidation. Owing to the decisions taken the GM&O is today a strong, thriving system.
Here for students of transportation and for everyone interested in unusual business successes, is an educational and enjoyable story of American enterprise at its best. Here also is focused new light on the problems faced by many other railroads whose operating situation parallels that of the GM&O.
This book covers the entire growth period of the System from 1920 to the present. It places special emphasis on the factors which influenced the making of business decisions, and these factors are examined to see which have been the most important in the growth of the railroad.
Particular attention has been given to the importance of consolidation in the growth of the railroad, in order to determine the probable value of consolidation in certain other railroad situations. Many people have believed that consolidation of connecting or competing lines offers the brightest hope for improving the operating efficiency and profitability of a number of the railroads of the country. Since the GM&O has been one of the most successful followers of the consolidation idea, its growth has been discussed often when the problems of weak railroads are under consideration.
The book also includes helpful and interesting short histories of the "predecessor" roads prior to the time of their entry into the Gulf, Mobile and Northern - Gulf, Mobile and Ohio System.

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