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On 12/31/2019 at 9:09 AM, Elpad said:

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Unless there's no engine in that buick, this might be a scary ride home!

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Don’t remember if this one has been posted before 

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On 1/11/2020 at 9:54 AM, Elpad said:

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A "like" might be in order except it is sad to think such a nice car needs a ride, or worse that it is trailered rather than driven.  😪

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On 1/16/2020 at 1:13 PM, JohnD1956 said:

A "like" might be in order except it is sad to think such a nice car needs a ride, or worse that it is trailered rather than driven.  😪

Even worse!  It's being transported to the dock where it will be going to Japan to become a part of some collection.

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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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