GTW 1776, the Grand Trunk Western Bicentennial unit makes its way west through Durand, MI. after dropping cars in the yard. 35mm slide from my collection, photo by J. Swift.
To commemorate America's Bicentennial, many railroads painted special Bicentennial units in glorious red, white, and blue schemes. One of the best was the one done by Grand Trunk Western, which fe... (more)
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)
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.
GTW 1776 and CN 5548 are waiting for the yardmaster to tell them what track their train is on in the yard at Battle Creek, Michigan, in September of 1977.