CR 5760 at Clinton

On the sunny Wednesday afternoon of 11 June 1980, Conrail GP-7 #5760 has started working switching cars at the Budd Company plant in Clinton, Michigan.

Four years after the Conrail merger, #5760 still wears its Penn Central black paint. The geep was originally built for the New York Central Railroad, and this is probably not its first visit to Clinton over the years.

When the boxcar loads of disc brake components from the Budd Company are ready, #5760 will depart for the leisurely 13-mile trip down through Tecumseh to Lenawee Junction. The boxcars will be left there for another local to take to Toledo for onward furtherance. The train will then return north with empties to Clinton to tie up for the day.

Photo by David J. Mrozek, scanned from an original slide in my collection.



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