History: The Frisco

Feb 6, 1911
Black and white photo of the Gulf, Florida, and Alabama Railroad

Gulf, Florida and Alabama Railroad is chartered to run northward from Pensacola. It builds extensive yard, terminal, and waterfront facilities in Pensacola. In October it buys the Southern States logging line and by 1915 expands it to reach from Pensacola to Kimbrough, Alabama.
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Apr 8, 1913

The P&P and PA&T are reorganized into the Pensacola, Mobile, & New Orleans Railway.
AGR Heritage

Aug 1916

Electric lights added to Milton depot. Within a year indoor restrooms, an enlarged general waiting room, and a concrete platform with train shed are added to modernize the depot.
FGAR Heritage

Dec 18, 1916

Gulf Ports Terminal Railway is incorporated.
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1920s

L&N passenger service peaks with six trains/day calling at Milton.
FGAR Heritage

Jan 1922

PM&NO is sold to the GPTR.
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Mar 29, 1922

Muscle Shoals, Birmingham, & Pensacola Railway is incorporated. A week later, on April 8, the MSB&P Railway bought the GF&A.
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June 29, 1925

MSB&P Railway reorganized as MSB&P Railroad.
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July 7, 1925

The MSB&P Railroad is purchased by the St. Louis - San Francisco Railroad (Frisco). It operates as a separate part of the Frisco system until July 24, 1928, when it is officially absorbed into the Frisco.
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Oct 1927
Frisco Railroad logo

The Frisco begins freight service to Pensacola after purchasing the GF&A Railroad and extending a line to Kimbrough from Amory, Mississippi.
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Dec 7, 1927

GPTR is sold to the Frisco through its subsidiary MSB&P.
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Aug 1, 1928
Black and white photo of a Frisco passenger train

The Frisco begins passenger service from Pensacola with the “Sunnyland” to Memphis.
AGR Heritage

July 1, 1949
Black and white photo of an L&N traincar

L&N and Seaboard railroads inaugurate diesel-powered "Gulf Wind" to replace earlier steam-powered trains between Jacksonville and New Orleans.
FGAR Heritage

Feb 1, 1955

The "Sunnyland" has its last run and Frisco passenger service ends in Pensacola.
AGR Heritage

Sep 1966

The Frisco passenger depot in Pensacola is razed. Freight service continues.
AGR Heritage

Feb 6, 1911
Black and white photo of the Gulf, Florida, and Alabama Railroad

Gulf, Florida and Alabama Railroad is chartered to run northward from Pensacola. It builds extensive yard, terminal, and waterfront facilities in Pensacola. In October it buys the Southern States logging line and by 1915 expands it to reach from Pensacola to Kimbrough, Alabama.
AGR Heritage

Apr 8, 1913
Black and white photo of the Gulf, Florida, and Alabama Railroad

The P&P and PA&T are reorganized into the Pensacola, Mobile, & New Orleans Railway.
FGAR Heritage

Aug 1916

Electric lights added to Milton depot. Within a year indoor restrooms, an enlarged general waiting room, and a concrete platform with train shed are added to modernize the depot.
FGAR Heritage

Dec 18, 1916

Gulf Ports Terminal Railway is incorporated.
AGR Heritage

1920s

L&N passenger service peaks with six trains/day calling at Milton.
FGAR Heritage

Jan 1922

PM&NO is sold to the GPTR.
AGR Heritage

Mar 29, 1922

Muscle Shoals, Birmingham, & Pensacola Railway is incorporated. A week later, on April 8, the MSB&P Railway bought the GF&A.
AGR Heritage

June 29, 1925

MSB&P Railway reorganized as MSB&P Railroad.
AGR Heritage

July 7, 1925

The MSB&P Railroad is purchased by the St. Louis - San Francisco Railroad (Frisco). It operates as a separate part of the Frisco system until July 24, 1928, when it is officially absorbed into the Frisco.
AGR Heritage

Oct 1927
Frisco Railroad logo

The Frisco begins freight service to Pensacola after purchasing the GF&A Railroad and extending a line to Kimbrough from Amory, Mississippi.
AGR Heritage

Dec 7, 1927

GPTR is sold to the Frisco through its subsidiary MSB&P.
AGR Heritage

Aug 1, 1928
Black and white photo of a Frisco passenger train

The Frisco begins passenger service from Pensacola with the “Sunnyland” to Memphis.
AGR Heritage

July 1, 1949
Black and white photo of an L&N traincar

L&N and Seaboard railroads inaugurate diesel-powered "Gulf Wind" to replace earlier steam-powered trains between Jacksonville and New Orleans.
FGAR Heritage

Feb 1, 1955

The "Sunnyland" has its last run and Frisco passenger service ends in Pensacola.
AGR Heritage

Sep 1966

The Frisco passenger depot in Pensacola is razed. Freight service continues.
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