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Detroit Department of Street Railways, 1947 - 1948

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Posted by daveklepper on Monday, June 28, 2021 4:00 AM

Baker was the last line that did not use PCCs, but converted directly to bus (early 1949?).   It was alsdo the only line providing full-time service to the Ford River Rouge Plant, with Michigan (later Michigan-Gratiot), and Fort-Kerchival running there rush hours and shift-change times only.

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Posted by daveklepper on Thursday, November 11, 2021 1:48 AM

The next to last line that did not use PCCs  was Mack, two downtown photos:

Fort did get PCCs and was through routed with Kerchiaval, but this downtown photo was taken earlier:

Fourteen also never got PCCs and was an early bus conversion.  Downtown Grand Army Plaza off-street loop and north end of the line, loop on Detroit University campus, with operators' facilities building matching the campus architecture:

 

 

 

 

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Posted by daveklepper on Sunday, November 14, 2021 9:41 AM

 

woodward Avenue PCC, southbound:

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Posted by daveklepper on Wednesday, February 23, 2022 6:00 AM

An sttempt at an interior photo:

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Posted by daveklepper on Saturday, October 22, 2022 2:17 PM

Help by answering this puzzle/  The previous picture has a Peter Witt with a Woodward route sign, but here, at the same locatiom, a Peter Witt with a Michigan (Av.) sign.  Just where was this loop?

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Posted by MidlandMike on Saturday, October 22, 2022 9:19 PM

Michigan Ave. and Woodward Ave. meet at Campus Martius Park, but it is downtown, whereas the photo looks like out in the country.  I live in Michigan, and our library has a 3 volume set on the Railroads of Eastern Michigan, which is trolley heavy.  I'll try to get down there to see if they can give a clue.

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Posted by daveklepper on Monday, October 24, 2022 2:22 AM

My guess is that it is the northern terminal of the Woodward Avenue Line (Oak Park?) before it was cut back to Eight Milke Road.  The Michigan Avenue route sign might be an error, or the car was to be through-routed out to Wyoming Avenue for some special servive.

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Posted by daveklepper on Monday, October 24, 2022 2:23 AM

My guess is that it is the northern terminal of the Woodward Avenue Line (Oak Park?) before it was cut back to Eight Milke Road.  The Michigan Avenue route sign might be an error, or the car was to be through-routed out to Wyoming Avenue for some special service.

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