Who's Who list by name, surname beginning with G

  • Gabbett, Cecil - Presdient of Western Railway of Alabama. (Official List 1888, p 7)
  • Gabreski, Francis Stanley "Gabby" (1919-2002) - President of Long Island Rail Road 1978-1981 [preceded by Robert K. Pattison; succeeded by Daniel T. Scannell].
  • Gadsden, C. S. - Charleston & Savannah Railway. President of Association of American Railroad Superintendents. (Official List 1888, p xxxvi)
  • Gadsden, James (1788-1858) - President of South Carolina Railroad 1840-1850.
  • Gage, E. B. - President of Arizona Southern Railroad. President of The Congress Consolidated Mines Company, Ltd., Railroad. (Pocket List 1907, pp 191 and 295)
  • Gair, George F. (born 1926) - New Zealand Minister of Railways 1981-1984.
  • Gallois, Louis (born 1944) - President of SNCF 1996-2006.
  • Gallup, D. L. - President of Arizona & Utah Railway. (Pocket List 1907, p 191)
  • Galt, E. T. - President of Alberta Railway & Irrigation Company. (Pocket List 1907, p 189)
  • Galusha, Norman H. - President of Rochester & Lake Ontario Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 166)
  • Gamble, J. N. - President of Cincinnati & Westwood Railroad. (Pocket List 1907, p 283)
  • Gamble, Patrick K. (born 1945) - President of Alaska Railroad 2001-__.
  • Gantt, T. A. - President of Chicago, Peoria & Western Railway; president of Illinois Valley Belt Railroad. (Illinois PUC 1915, pp 1209 and 1220)
  • Garcelon, C. A. - St. Louis Division superintendent for Pullman Palace Car Company. (Poor's 1887, p x)
  • Gardiner, J. T. - President of Coahuila Coal Railway Company. (Pocket List 1907, p 289)
  • Gardner, G. Clinton - Receiver for Buffalo, New York & Philadelphia Railroad. (Poor's 1887, p 21)
  • Gardner, William A. - President of Chicago & North Western Railway (CNW); president of De Pue, Ladd & Eastern Railroad; president of Macoupin County Extension Railway (subsidiary of CNW). (Illinois PUC, 1915, pp 1203, 1214 and 1225)
  • Garratt, Herbert William (1864-1913) - English steam locomotive builder and inventor of the Garratt locomotive type.
  • Garrett, John W. (1820-1884) - President of Baltimore & Ohio Railroad 1858-1884 [preceded by Chauncy Brooks; succeeded by Robert Garrett].
  • Garrett, Robert - Son of John W. Garrett; third vice president of Baltimore & Ohio Railroad (B&O) 1879-1881; first vice president of B&O 1884-1884; president of B&O 1884-1887 [preceded by John W. Garrett; succeeded by Francis Burns]. (Poor's 1887, p 9)
  • Garrett, W. A. - President of Atlanta & Birmingham Air Line Railway. (Pocket List 1907, p 201)
  • Gaskins, Darius W., Jr. - President of Burlington Northern Railroad 1985-1989 [preceded by Norman Lorentzsen, succeeded by Gerald Grinstein].
  • Gates, I. E. - President of Kentucky Central Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 107)
  • Gayle, Jas. - President and general manager of Carrollton & Worthville Railroad. (Pocket List 1907, p 239)
  • George, John H. - President of Profile & Franconia Notch Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 162)
  • George, W. H. Krome (1918-2004) - Director of Norfolk Southern Railway 1979-1990.
  • Gerry, Peter G. (1879-1957) - Chairman of the United States Senate Committee on Railroads 1917-1919.
  • Gest, E. - President of Cincinnati, Wilmington & Zanesville Railroad; manager of Nevada & California Railroad. (Lloyd 1859; Official List 1888, p 130)
  • Gibbons, William M. - Receiver and trustee for Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad __-1979; president of CRI&P 1979-1985 [preceded by John W. Ingram].
  • Gibbs, A. G. - Chairman of the Victorian Railways Board 1972-__.
  • Gibson, T. N. - President of Talbotton Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 183)
  • Giffard, Henri (1825-1882) - French mechanical engineer who invented the steam locomotive feedwater injector.
  • Gifford, B. J. - President of Chicago & Wabash Valley Railroad. (Pocket List 1907, p 259)
  • Gifford, Jas. M. - President of Charlotte Harbor & Northern Railway. (Pocket List 1907, p 247)
  • Gifkins, P. - General manager of Dominion Atlantic Railway. (Pocket List 1907, p 309)
  • Gilbert, Charles - President of Venice Terminal Railroad. (Illinois PUC 1915, p 1319)
  • Gilchrist, F. W. - President of Drummond & Southwestern Railway. (Pocket List 1907, p 309)
  • Gilchrist, John F. - President of Chicago & Illinois Midland Railroad. (Illinois PUC 1915, p 1203)
  • Gildersleeve, C. F. - President of Kingston & Pembroke Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 107)
  • E. H. Gill
    E. H. Gill in 1859
    Gill, E. H. - General superintendent of Richmond & Petersburg Railroad. (Lloyd 1859)
  • Gillespie, R. McM. - President and general manager of Chesapeake Western Railway. (Pocket List 1907, p 251)
  • Gilliland, Jack W. - President of St. Louis - San Francisco Railway 1966-__ [preceded by Louis W. Menk].
  • Gilman, Daniel Hunt (1845-1913) - Helped establish the Seattle, Lake Shore & Eastern Railway, Seattle & Montana Railroad, and the West Street & North End Electric Railway in Seattle.
  • Gilman, L. C. - President of Spokane, Portland & Seattle Railway. (NY Times, May 22, 1918)
  • Gilmor, W. - Receiver for Maryland Central Railroad [with S. Spencer]. (Official List 1888, p 117)
  • Glyn, George (1797-1873) - Chairman of the board of directors for North Midland Railway 1836-1841; chairman of the board of directors for London & Birmingham Railway 1837-__; founded the Railway Clearing House in 1841; chairman of the board of directors for London & North Western Railway 1846-1852; promoter of the Grand Trunk Railway in 1852.
  • Goddard, A. J. - President of Freeport Railway & Light Company. (Illinois PUC 1915, p 1259)
  • Goddard, M. B. I. - President of Providence & Worcester Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 163)
  • Goldschmidt, Neil (born 1940) - U.S. Secretary of Transportation 1979-1981 [preceded by Brock Adams; succeeded by Andrew L. Lewis, Jr.].
  • Gölsdorf, Karl (1861-1916) - Austrian locomotive builder.
  • González-Lander, José (1933-2000) - Planner, designer and construction superintendent of the Caracas Metro in Venezuela.
  • Gooch, Daniel (1816-1889) - Chief Mechanical Engineer of Great Western Railway 1837-1864; chairman of Great Western Railway 1865-1889.
  • Gooch, John Viret (1812-1900) - Locomotive superintendent of London & South Western Railway 1841-1850 [preceded by J. Woods; succeeded by Joseph Hamilton Beattie]; locomotive superintendent for Eastern Counties Railway 1850-1856 [preceded by John Hunter; succeeded by Robert Sinclair].
  • Goode, David R. - President of Norfolk Southern Railway 1991-2004 [preceded by Arnold B. McKinnon; succeeded by Charles W. Moorman]; CEO of Norfolk Southern Corporation 1992-2005 [preceded by Arnold B. McKinnon; succeeded by Charles W. Moorman]; Railroader of the Year 1998 [preceded by Paul M. Tellier; succeeded by Edward Burkhardt] and 2005 [preceded by Robert J. Ritchie; succeeded by Richard F. Timmons].
  • Goodfellow, Thomas M. - President of Long Island Rail Road 1955-1967 [preceded by Walter S. Franklin; succeeded by Frank Aikman, Jr.].
  • Goodhue, Jonas Platt (1819-1869) - Chief engineer of Cape Fear & Deep River Railroad 1856-1860.
  • Goodyear, F. H. - President of Sinnemahoning Valley Railroad. President of Brookhaven & Pearl River Railway. President of Buffalo & Susquehanna Railway. President of Buffalo, Attica & Arcade Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 176; Pocket List 1907, pp 225 and 227)
  • Goosman, William Stanley (1890-1969) - New Zealand Minister of Railways 1949-1954
  • Gordon, Donald (1901-1969) - President of Canadian National Railway 1950-1966.
  • Gordon, John B. (1921-1991) - Also known as Peter Gordon.  New Zealand Minister of Railways 1966-1972.
  • Gordon, William Washington (1796-1842) - Founder and first president of Central Railroad & Banking Company, which later was reorganized as the Central of Georgia Railroad.
  • Gore, Thomas (1870-1949) - Chairman of the United States Senate Committee on Railroads 1911-1913.
  • Gorman, Paul - President of Penn Central.
  • Gould, Edwin - President of St. Louis Southwestern Railroad. (NY Times; May 22, 1918)
  • Gould, George Jay, I (1864-1923) - Eldest son of Jay Gould. President of the Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad and the Western Pacific Railroad. Chairman of the board for Denver & Rio Grande Railroad. President of Arkansas Midland Railroad. President of Coal Belt Railway. President of Texas & Pacific Railroad. (Pocket List 1907, pp 193, 291 and 305; NY Times; May 22, 1918)
  • Gould, Jay (1836-1892) - American financier who at one point in the 1880s controlled over 10,000 miles of railways, including the Erie, Union Pacific and Missouri Pacific railroads. President of Manhattan Railroad; president of Missouri Pacific Railroad; owner of Little Rock, Mississippi River & Texas Railway. (Poor's 1887, p 3; Official List 1888, pp 115 and 125)
  • Franklin B. Gowen
    Franklin B. Gowen
    Gowen, Franklin B. (1836-1889) - President of Philadelphia & Reading Railroad 1866-1883; he was killed by gunshot in a Washington, DC, hotel and it is still unknown if it was a suicide or a revenge killing by the Molly Maguires.
  • Graddy, W. H. - President of Versailles & Midway Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 191)
  • Graham, J. R. - President of Bangor Railway & Electric Company. (Pocket List 1907, p 215)
  • Graham, Jackson (1915-1985) - General manager of Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority 1967-1975.
  • Granniss, James E. - President of Georgia, Midland & Gulf Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 87)
  • Grant, James (1812-1891) - First president of the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad 1851-1854.
  • Grant, James - Chairman of Morayshire Railway 1855-1872 [preceded by David Manson; succeeded by Alexander Urquhart].
  • Graves, C. M. - President of Coeur D'Alene & Spokane Railway. (Pocket List 1907, p 291)
  • Gray, Carl B. - Vice chairman of Union Pacific Railroad.
  • Gray, John - Locomotive engineer for Liverpool & Manchester Railway in the 1830s; locomotive superintendent for Hull & Selby Railway 1840-1845; locomotive superintendent for Croydon, Dover & Brighton Joint Committee 1845-1846; locomotive superintendent for London, Brighton & South Coast Railwa 1846-1847 [succeeded by Thomas Kirtley].
  • Gray, Julius A. - President of Cape Fear & Yadkin Valley Railway. (Poor's 1887, p 25; Official List 1888, p 29)
  • Grayson, William - President of Arkansas Southwestern Railway. (Pocket List 1907, p 193)
  • Green, Ashbel - President of Syracuse, Ontario & New York Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 183)
  • Green, Douglass - President of Covington & Macon Railroad. (Poor's 1887, p 51; Official List 1888, p 62)
  • Green, Fred - President of Canadian Pacific Railway __-2012 [succeeded by E. Hunter Harrison].
  • Green, J. W. - General manager of Georgia Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 87)
  • Green, Jas. O. - President of Deepwater Railway. (Pocket List 1907, p 299)
  • Greene, W. C. - President of Cananea Consolidate Copper Company's Railroad Temosachic Bacerac Branch. (Pocket List 1907, p 239)
  • Greene, William J. - President of Cedar Rapids & Marion Railroad. (Poor's 1887, p 27; Official List 1888, p 31)
  • Greenlaw, R. N. - President of Gulf Lines Connecting Railroad of Illinois. (Illinois PUC, 1915, p 1310)
  • Gresley, H. N. - Chief Mechanical Engineer for Great Northern Railway (UK) 1911-1922.
  • Gresley, Nigel (1876-1941) - Chief Mechanical Engineer for Great Northern Railway in Great Britain 1911-1922; Chief Mechanical Engineer for London & North Eastern Railway 1923-1941; president of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers 1936.
  • Grier, F. B. - President of Charleston & Western Carolina Railroad. (NY Times, May 22, 1918)
  • Griffin, A. L. - President of Lake Erie, Alliance & Southern Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 109)
  • Grinstein, Gerald - President of Burlington Northern Railroad 1989-1995 [preceded by Darius W. Gaskins, Jr.].
  • Griswold, John N. A. - President of Illinois Central Railroad in 1855 [preceded by William P. Burrall; succeeded by William H. Osborn].
  • Groesbeck, John A. - President of California Short Line Railroad. (Poor's 1887, p 23; Official List 1888, p 25)
  • Grosvenor, Richard (1837-1912) - Director of London & North Western Railway 1870-1891; chairman of the board of directors for London & North Western Railway 1891-1911.
  • Grover, F. T. - President of Terre Haute & Western Railway. (Illinois PUC, 1915, p 1274)
  • Grubb, L. C. - Chief mechanical engineer for South African Railways 1949-1954.
  • Guangen, Ding (1929-2012) - Minister of Railways for China 1985-1988.
  • Gude, L. W. - Superintendent of Pratt Coal & Iron Company. (Official List 1888, p 162)
  • Guibert, M. Roger - Director-general of SNCF in the mid-20th century.
  • Guinness, Rupert (1874-1967) - Director for London & North Western Railway.
  • Gunckel, Charles F. - President of Cincinnati & Dayton Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 49)
  • Gundlach, Joseph E. - President of Caseyville Railway. (Illinois PUC, 1915, p 1301)
  • Gunn, David L. (born 1937) - Began railroad career with the Santa Fe 1964-1967.  Worked for New York Central 1967-1968.  Assistant Vice President of Illinois Central Gulf Railroad 1969-1974.  Director of Commuter Rail for Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority 1974-1975, then Director of Operations for same 1975-1979.  General Manager and Chief Operations Officer for Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority 1979-1984.  President of New York City Transit Authority 1984-1990.  General Manager of Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority 1991-1994 [preceded by William A. Boleyn; succeeded by Lawrence G. Reuter].  Chief General Manager of Toronto Transit Commission 1995-1999 [preceded by Al Leach; succeeded by Rick Ducharme].  President of Amtrak 2002-2005 [preceded by George Warrington; succeeded by David Hughes].
  • Gurley, Fred (1889-1976) - Began railroad career with the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy in 1906 where he was eventually promoted to executive vice president; became vice president of Santa Fe Railroad in 1939; elected president of Santa Fe Railroad 1944-1957; remained a director of the railroad until 1964, when the Santa Fe made him an honorary director for life.
  • Guthrie, David Henry (1856-1927) - New Zealand Minister of Railways 1922-1923.
  • Guthrie, James (1792-1869) - Vice president of Louisville & Nashville Railroad 1857-1860; president of L&N 1860-1868.
  • Gwynn, Walter (1802-1882) - Helped to survey the route for the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad in 1827; chief engineer for construction of Portsmouth & Roanoke Railroad 1833-1836; superintendent and chief engineer for Wilmington & Raleigh Railroad 1836-1840; president of Portsmouth & Roanoke Railroad 1842-1846; president of James River & Kanawha Canal Company 1846-1853; chief engineer for Wilmington & Manchester Railroad 1848-1855; chief engineer for North Carolina Rail Road 1850-1856; surveyor for both the Atlantic & North Carolina Railroad and Western North Carolina Railroad 1853-1855; chief engineer for Blue Ridge Rail Road inthe 1850s; retired in 1857.

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