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Grand Trunk Western Photographs

Switcher idling at GTW Pontiac Yard, Pontiac MI., March 1977.
Photograph 1977-2002 Jeff Knorek

GTW 7231

  • EMD SW1200
  • Builder# unknown
  • Delivery date unknown
  • Retirement date and disposition unknown.


    Pontiac Yard once served several large General Motors plants in the Pontiac area. While a few remain, many have been closed. This particular Sunday saw little activity as most of the plants had no Sunday shifts at this point; the country was deep in recession and the snowballing effect of future, and immenent, plant closures were beginning to be felt in a permanent way. GTW would retire all of its switchers, including this one, by the mid 1980's.


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