The Second Generation of the GM&O Railroad is covered from the 1960s-70s. This era included the purchase of new diesel locomotives, introduction of the unit coal train, continued development of on-line customers, and operation of passenger trains in the Chicago to St. Louis Corridor.
GP30s, GP35s and SD40s appear amidst old ALCOs and passenger equipment. Includes maps and track diagrams of the Joliet, Illinois area.
Contents:Introduction, pp. 4-5;New Power for the GM&O, pp. 6-17;GM&O Pioneers the Unit Coal Train, pp. 18-33;Joliet: Important GM&O Hub, pp. 34-48;The 'Plug', pp. 49-54;The Dwight Branch, pp. 55-63;GM&O Western Division, pp. 64-80;GM&O: North and South, pp. 81-114;In the Heat of the Night, pp. 115-117;GM&O Business Car 50, pp. 118-123;The 800's: Life After GM&O and ICG, pp. 123-127;Afterword, pg. 128.
Hardcover with jacket, 128 pages, standard portrait size, Color images with captions.