Detroit Department of Sreet Railways, 1947 - 1948

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Detroit Department of Sreet Railways, 1947 - 1948
Posted by daveklepper on Tuesday, January 29, 2019 1:57 AM

 

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Posted by daveklepper on Tuesday, February 05, 2019 1:46 AM

One more:   Rear of Woodward carhouse

 

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Posted by daveklepper on Sunday, February 10, 2019 2:16 AM

 

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The above photo is on Wyoming Avenue looking south from a point south of Michigan Avenue.  Here, Wyoming Avenue is the boarder between Detroit, on the left, and Dearborn, on the right.  Westbound Michigan Avenue cars (marked "Through") looped here using the track to the left, while Ford Plant shift-change cars only (marked "Rouge") went south on the Wyoming Avenue tracks to the River Rouge Plant.  Thy Wyoming Avenue Car-house and yard also was here, also accessed  buy the loop track.
 
My brother-in-law (Former Reform Rabbi, Navy Chaplain and then Wayne State U. Philosophy Prof.) Leonard Kasle had succeeded his Dad as Pres. of Kasle Steel, who supplied special steel products to the large automakers.  This was located a few blocks south on the Dearborn sideof the street.  Next door was his brother-in-l;aw's frim, Ben Jones' Jones Iron and Metal, mostly a scrap-yard, where most Detrroit Peter Witts were scapped.
 

Quesrtions for those more familiar with Detroit than me:  1.  Didn't Detroit have the very largest fleet of single-end Petder Witts in North America?  2.  After the second and larger group of PCCs arrived, some displaced the older (1948) PCCs on Woodward, with its through-routing with Jefferson to the east,  and some PCCs of both kinds displaced the Peter Witts on Michigan and Gratiot, thorugh routed.  But I never saw a PCC on Wyoming Avenue.  Was Michigan Avenue shift-change serviceended art the time?

 

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Posted by daveklepper on Sunday, February 10, 2019 4:10 AM

Kasle Steel was bought out by Steel Technologies, STTX, in 2006.  Jones Iron and Metal has been in Kansas City since 1964, not sure when Dearborn closed or even if it is the same coompany.  Now deals primarily in structural steel.

 

TYhe two streetcar linjes I used most ofdten when they were running were Fourteen and Trumble.

 

Michjigaqn Central switched both Kasle and Jones.  The local freigvht was powered by a 2-8-2 with the tender lettered Michigan Central most of the time.   At least one, an ex-Boston -and-Albany Berkshire showed up.

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Posted by daveklepper on Sunday, February 10, 2019 5:05 AM

I'm asking for help on the Trains General Forum.  Thanks

 

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