Dow Chemical GE 80T No90 & C&O SW7 5231. The Dow unit was Orange & Black with a blue Dow diamond.
The other side of photo ID 217590. This diesel was built in 1971 as #5808, painted in the bicentennial scheme from 1976-1979, it then bacame CV 5808 and then went to Locomotive Leasing Partners as... (more)
My bike in front of my ride. Back in 1975 when I was 15, I spent many hours riding with the yard crew.
Two GP40-2s lead the west bound Saginaw-Clare local.
C&O GP7 5800 is working the piggy-back ramp at Dean yard as it passes derailed C&O NW2 5201. 5201 was run off the end of the tracks by a substitute crew of supervisors during a strike at one of th... (more)
In the 1970s the C&O handled a lot of piggy-back traffic for Dow Chemical at Midland's Dean yard. Today the ramp sees only an occasional military load for the local National Gaurd.
With the formation of Conrail the GTW took over the PC line from Durand up to Bay City and over to Midland.
To celebrate this event the GTW moved their bi-centenial unit into town.
Built in 1955 C&O GP9 5954 was still in it's original paint in 1977.
After the formation of the Chessie System many former C&O GP9s were transfered to the B&O and WM. Note the quick re-paint this unit got.
B&O GP40 3747 leads a west bound into Midland MI. This now a rail-trail.
In 1980 B&O SW1 8413 & 8414 were assigned to C&O's Dean yard to switch DOW Chemical's power plant.