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The American Freedom Train in Detroit, Michigan
June 21 - July 6, 1975

The train's 15th display city, displaying at the Penn Central Depot at 17th St. & Vernon Highway.

Image: Michael Dzatko & Carla Rollandini collection

 
 

The longest stop for the AFT -- 2 weeks!

Hank Aaron visited the train.

The AFT welcomed its 1,000,000th visitor on June 29.

Name tag for officials at the Detroit display site.

Image: Ed Carr, from the former Bobby Skillman collection

 
 

While the AFT displayed with the T-1 locomotive in Detroit, the 4449 locomotive continued to make its way toward Chicago to take over duty pulling the train.

Here, 4449 overnights in Galesburg, IL next to CB&Q 4-6-4 number 3006.

Image: Don Crimmin July 2, 1975

 
 

Later the same day, 4449 contines eastbound past the BN/Milwaukee Road/ICG tower at Mendota, IL.

Image: Don Crimmin July 2, 1975

 
       
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