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Detroit Department of Sreet 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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