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I think this photo might qualify under the "Haulin' Buicks" tread!

This is Buick Switch Engine #818 from Buick City, Flint, Michigan. The image is from a January 1976 Kodachrome slide.

It shows this particular Buick Switch Engine locomotive painted to honor the Bicentennial of the USA (1976) and also includes

the Buick "Free Spirit" moniker used on some models during the 1975 and 1976 model years. It was also temporarily renumbered "1776".

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There is an interesting Buick Factory memorial website that includes a history of these locomotives used at Buick City. (is the web author a member of this forum?)

View it here.

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On ‎1‎/‎28‎/‎2020 at 2:40 PM, NC1968Riviera said:

I think this photo might qualify under the "Haulin' Buicks" tread!

This is Buick Switch Engine #818 from Buick City, Flint, Michigan. The image is from a January 1976 Kodachrome slide.

It shows this particular Buick Switch Engine locomotive painted to honor the Bicentennial of the USA (1976) and also includes

the Buick "Free Spirit" moniker used on some models during the 1975 and 1976 model years. It was also temporarily renumbered "1776".

1288925997_BuickSwitchEngine818-Jan76.thumb.jpg.6360f7e73e5c979961df604e4e5739b6.jpg

 

There is an interesting Buick Factory memorial website that includes a history of these locomotives used at Buick City. (is the web author a member of this forum?)

View it here.

 

I remember seeing that locomotive growing up in Flint and when I started at Buick in 1978.

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On 3/23/2020 at 10:12 AM, MrEarl said:

what a sight!!! 

 

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OH WOW!

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Yours truly, homeward bound from Sacramento 1991.  Photo taken near Park City, Ut.  500 miles to go.

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From 2003

The green car is very rusty. Black car is OK. Had some work done on it.

Both have engines & drive line

A lot of weight for a smallish Toyota truck, but only went ~7 miles

Hauling 1939's 2003s.jpg

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This picture was taken in the fall of 1986,  almost 34 years ago,  at the time I didn't realize I bit off more than I could chew!

But I'm still chewing and it's getting closer to the finish line.

Met some good people in the process.

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