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3 edition of history of the Detroit street railways. found in the catalog.

history of the Detroit street railways.

Graeme O"Geran

history of the Detroit street railways.

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Published by The Conover press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Street-railroads -- Michigan -- Detroit.,
  • Municipal ownership -- Michigan -- Detroit.

  • Edition Notes

    Bibliography: p. [444]-446.

    Other titlesThe Detroit street railways.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination459 p.
    Number of Pages459
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14069303M
    LC Control Number31016693

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history of the Detroit street railways. by Graeme O"Geran Download PDF EPUB FB2

Detroit's Street Railways tells the story of public transportation in the Motor City. Dating back towhen horse-drawn streetcars serviced the citizenry, public transportation in Detroit has a proud and colorful history.

Early on, a host of streetcar companies carried Detroiters about their daily business. This period was followed by consolidation into one company, the Detroit United.

Detroit's Street Railways Volume One() and Two() Two Volume Set First Edition() by Jack E. Schramm,William H.

Henning and Thomas J. Dworman history of the Detroit street railways. book Jan 1, Hardcover. History of the Detroit street railways. Detroit: Conover Press, (OCoLC) Online version: O'Geran, Graeme, History of the Detroit street railways. Detroit: Conover Press, (OCoLC) Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Graeme O'Geran.

Native American history. Hearths and geological features from the Holcombe beach site near Lake Saint Clair show that Paleo-Indian people settled in the area of Detroit as early as 11, years ago.

Mound-builders lived in the area and mounds were noted at several locations in present-day Detroit, including at Fort Wayne and Springwells. In the 17th century, the region was inhabited by the. During the late s, Detroit had approximately twenty-nine different streetcar companies that operated either horse-drawn or electric powered streetcars in and along the city.

Infour companies remained: The Detroit Citizens Street Railway, the Detroit Electric Railway, the Detroit Fort Wayne and Belle Isle Railway, and the Detroit Suburban Railway.

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The above map displays the Detroit Department of Street Railways (DSR) streetcar railway grid as it existed in Decemberthe same month the U.S. entered World War II.

The DSR would enter the war years with 20 railcar routes serviced by streetcars, of which were Peter Witt style cars (left photo) purchased between and   Detroit Street Railways Map I have had some free time the past couple of weeks because I've finished classes but have yet to start work, so I decided to spend some time mapping Detroit's streetcar lines on google maps.

Anyways, I thought I'd post it here because it seems like a lot of you guys are big transit enthusiast. Detroit s Street Railways tells the story of public transportation in the Motor City. Dating back towhen horse-drawn streetcars serviced the citizenry, public transportation in Detroit has a proud and colorful history.

Early on, a host of streetcar companies carried Detroiters about their daily business.4/5(2). Detroit’s Street Railways tells the story of public transportation in the Motor City.

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The Detroit United Railway was a transport company which operated numerous streetcar and interurban lines in southeast gh many of the lines were originally built by different companies, they were consolidated under the control of the Everett-Moore syndicate, a Cleveland-based group of.

Detroit's Street Railways V2 CERA Bulletin # begins when Detroit took over the ownership and operation of all street railways within the city boundaries. Burch, N. and Hamilton, J. Burch & Hamilton's Gazeteer of the Detroit & Milwaukee and Flint & Pere Marquette Railroads, Detroit: Tribune Book and Job Office.

Burg, Thomas E., ed. South Shore Steam: Locomotives of the Duluth, South Shore &. The mandatory municipal monopoly of street railways first adopted in at his suggestion had been fully incorporated into the new city charter, and he promised to fully comply.

“Unless the Detroit United Railway agrees to reasonable terms by which the City takes over its city lines, I will be ready to adopt war measures,” he declared. The Detroit Street Railway operated transit service in Detroit, MI beginning in During this period, service consisted of street railway cars and eventually bus services.

Into increase the flexibility of transit services within the City, bus service was substituted for streetcars. Eventually, streetcar service was phased out in around the city of Detroit. By the yearthere were only three city companies remaining.

The largest and oldest of the companies -- the Detroit Citizens Street Railway (a successor to the Detroit City Railway, the city's original franchise holder) -- also held.

Mary Bailey, of the Detroit News, writes, ''Abbott Street was opened in and was named for James Abbott Jr., born in Detroit in His father, James Abbott Sr., came to Detroit in and organized a fur trading partnership with several local men.

Footage from NARA - fc fc - - From the Ford Motor Company archives - Man taking light meter reading inside bus - v. Detroit MI. DSR / Citizens Railway / Q-Line.

Detroit trolley coaches can be found here. The finest website documenting the history of transit in Detroit. Ken Schramm's book Detroit Street Railways. M-1 Rail / Q-Line Homepage. Q-Line Wiki Page. If you have comments or suggestions, email me by clicking HERE.

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Dating back towhen horse-drawn streetcars serviced the citizenry, public transportation in Detroit has a proud and colorful history.

Early on, a host of streetcar companies carried Detroiters about their Author: Kenneth Schramm. COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle coronavirus.

Streetcars were a convenient, practical and affordable way to get around cities. A passenger used this 5-cent token to ride streetcars operated by the Detroit Department of Street Railways (DSR). The DSR, formed in when the city bought the privately-owned. On Friday, Novem — fifty-seven years ago today — the last Department of Street Railways (DSR) route in Detroit to offer electric surface transportation was converted to diesel-powered buses.

The 80 St. Louis Car Company built "trackless" trolley-buses that had exclusively serviced the DSR 's Grand River line since Julywere placed out of service on this date in Followers: Detroit - Area Railroad History is a public Facebook group, dedicated to the history of railroading in southeastern Michigan and southwestern Ontario.

We welcome historians (amateur or otherwise), modelers, railfans, railroaders, train people, transit advocates, preservationists, and others. All posts should have some connection with. "In The Thirty-Year War, Neil J. Lehto has created what may well become the definitive history of the struggle between and to determine who would control public transportation in the City of Detroit, city government or outside private the same time, Lehto has ably placed this 'war' in the context of its time as Detroit grew to become a major metropolis and an.

Detroit's Streetcar Heritage is a photographic essay of the Detroit, Michigan, streetcar system. Replacement of slow moving horsecar service began with the opening of an electric street railway by the Detroit Citizens Street Railway in Byall of the Detroit streetcar systems were consolidated into the Detroit United Railway (DUR).Brand: AmericaThroughTime.

This map comes from the "Report on Detroit Street Railway Traffic and Proposed Subway." On East-West Lines: "These lines carriedpassengers (including transfers) in Here again it must be noted that all of this traffic was not carried across the center of the city, but the figures give the relative importance of.

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pages; CERA # Chapters, abundant black& white photos and maps. Street Car System Map A large system ( miles) was built by the Detroit United Railway in the s through the s. The system began to be sold to the Detroit Department of Street Railways in The last streetcars were discontinued on April 8, The City of Detroit entered into a bidding competition with Kansas City to sell its electric-powered streetcars to Mexico City in   Today, April 8,marks the 53rd Anniversary of the ending of street railway service in the city of Detroit.

On this date inGM diesel buses replaced PCC streetcars on Woodward Avenue, thus bringing to a close a chapter in this city's transit history that lasted nearly 93 years. In commemoration of that event, the following web-page on the Detroit Transit History website takes a.

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This compelling history shows how and why the owners of monopoly franchises of great public utilities such as bridges, street railways, electricity, natural gas, and cable television will protect and defend their privilege against public ownership or control, and is an example of how one city successfully fought : Neil J.

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Everyday low prices and free delivery on /5().This car’s exterior commemorates Detroit, which operated PCC streetcars from to While Detroit prided itself as the home of modern vehicle design, the Detroit Department of Street Railways (DSR) stayed away from the streamlined PCC streetcar when it first appeared.

Instead, the city government agency (which had taken over a private operator in ) tinkered incessantly with its.