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This is a straight-sided glass tumbler from the Gulf, Mobile & Ohio Railroad, made by the Libbey Glass Company.
An eye catching winged logo graces the side in crisp white enamel.
SIZE is just under 4.5 inches tall, holding 8 ounces comfortably. The top is approximately 2.5 inches across and the bottom is just over 2 inches across.
This glass has the "trademark" No-Nik rolled rim for safety and strength, and the Libbey scrolling "L" raised on the bottom.
According to the book "Sparkling Crystal, A Collector's Guide to Railroad Glassware," by Larry Paul, this shape is Libbey's No. 54 straight-sided highball. Together with pictures, Paul states that he believes these glasses were purchased by the GM&O for actual railroad use, toward the end of passenger service, which happened in the late 1960s.
FROM WIKIPEDIA: The Gulf, Mobile & Ohio was a Class I railroad in the central United States whose primary routes extended from Mobile, Alabama, and New Orleans, Louisiana, to St. Louis and Kansas City, Missouri, as well as Chicago, Illinois. From its two parallel lines through eastern Mississippi, the GM&O also served Montgomery and Birmingham, Alabama, as well as Memphis, Tennessee.
It was the first "large" railway in the United States to replace all its steam locomotives with diesels.
On August 10, 1972 the Gulf, Mobile & Ohio Railroad merged into the Illinois Central Railroad, forming the 9600-mile, north-south Illinois Central Gulf Railroad.
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