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Re: Grand Trunk GR sub train symbol
I worked in Detroit for the GT in '67-'68. The 100 numbers were assigned to commuter trains from Detroit to Pontiac. The 400 series were for freights and not exclusively originating in Detroit. 401 and 402 ran between Port Huron and Lang Yard and stopped to set out and pick up at the East Yard. Train 427-428 left Detroit and ran to Battle Creek via Durand. I believe there was another train which started at the D&N yard abd went to Battle Creek. Those were the days when GM was a major contributor to the loads for GTW. There was also a hotshot freight which was strictly piggy back loads and I believe that train originated from the City Yard next to Robin Hood Flour Mills. Those piggy back cars carried mostly perishable in reefer trailers. There was a New Haven local and a local that went north out of Detroit. For part of 1967 the Ferndale yard was unused except for storage. Ferndale Yard had crews assigned starting in early '68. They had at least an All Purpose job which worked afternoons.