Detroit, Toledo & Ironton Railroad Bicentennial Diesel-Electric Locomotive, 1976

Summary

American railroads joined in the celebration of the United States Bicentennial in 1976. Nearly every line painted at least one locomotive or caboose in a patriotic red, white and blue livery. The Detroit, Toledo & Ironton's bicentennial locomotive, an EMD GP 38-2, was given the number "1776" -- a popular choice for other locomotives in the nation's "Bicentennial Fleet."

American railroads joined in the celebration of the United States Bicentennial in 1976. Nearly every line painted at least one locomotive or caboose in a patriotic red, white and blue livery. The Detroit, Toledo & Ironton's bicentennial locomotive, an EMD GP 38-2, was given the number "1776" -- a popular choice for other locomotives in the nation's "Bicentennial Fleet."

Artifact

Postcard

Date Made

circa 1976

Subject Date

1976

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

2018.76.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)
Card stock

Technique

Printing (Process)

Color

Multicolored

Dimensions

Height: 3.438 in

Width: 5.938 in

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