Gulf & Chicago Railroad

36" Gauge, converted to Standard Gauge in 1905

Headquarters: , MS

Years of Operation: 1889-1903

Predecessor RoadsShip Island, Ripley & Kentucky

                                 Gulf & Ship Island (Northern Division)

Successor Roads: Mobile, Jackson & Kansas City

Miles Operated: 62.5

Route: Middleton, TN to Pontotoc, MS

Locomotives Owned: 


1895- 4 locomotives, 5 passenger, 3 baggage, 11 box, 24 flats

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The Gulf & Chicago Railroad was organized August 1, 1889 when line was bought at foreclosure sale of the Ship Island, Ripley & Kentucky which operated between Middleton, TN and Ripley (25 miles) and the Gulf & Ship Island (Northern Division ) which ran between Ripley and Pontotoc (37 miles). The Gulf & Chicago was leased to the Mobile, Jackson & Kansas City on July 1, 1903. On December 1, 1909, the Gulf & Chicago and MJ&KC were officially merged to form the New Orleans, Mobile & Chicago Railroad. 


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Gulf & Chicago narrow gauge train with 4-4-0 No. 18 circa 1905.























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