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The predecessors of the DT&I spent most of their time in bankruptcy. When Henry Ford bought the company in 1920 he poured much need cash into improvements. One of these was the building of a more direct route north from Malinta to Petersburg between 1925 and 1929. Ford sold the DT&I to the PRR in 1929. It became independent in 1970 as a result of the collapse of the Penn Central.
Grand Trunk GP9 4555 idles away on a Saturday afternoon at the south end of the small yard at Malinta, Ohio on August 14, 1982. A short time later a southbound DT&I train stops to make a pickup with engines 251 and 411. The DT&I was purchased by the Grand Trunk Western in June 1980 merged into the system in January 1984.
Train symbol PFA-1 stops at the south end of the yard at Malinta to do some switching later the same afternoon. Disk 117