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The Resource Detroit's street railways, Kenneth Schramm

Detroit's street railways, Kenneth Schramm

Label
Detroit's street railways
Title
Detroit's street railways
Statement of responsibility
Kenneth Schramm
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Detroit's Street Railways tells the story of public transportation in the Motor City. Dating back to 1863, when 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 Railway, and later the establishment of the municipally owned Department of Street Railways. The Department of Street Railways, established May 15, 1922, inherited a vast system of streetcar lines throughout Detroit, the first city in the United States to establish municipally owned transit system. It was a leader and innovator in the transit industry, with continued streetcar service until April 8, 1956, when the last streetcars on Woodward Avenue were replaced by buses. When the Department of Street Railways began coach operations in 1925, the intent was to provide feeder service to the established streetcar lines, as expansion costs were prohibitive. Sadly, the program implemented to complement the city's streetcar operations led to the demise of the streetcar as the principal mode of transportation in the Motor City
Member of
Cataloging source
EEX
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
TF725.D6
LC item number
S373 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Images of rail
Label
Detroit's street railways, Kenneth Schramm
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Early Streetcars in Detroit: 1863-1901 -- Detroit United Railway and the City of Detroit Municipal Operations: 1901-1922 -- Early Department of Street Railways Operations: 1922-1945 -- Later Department of Street Railways Operations: 1946-1956 -- Early Detroit Buses: 1925-1945 -- Detroit Trolley Coaches: 1921-1962
Control code
sky201257055
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
128 p.
Isbn
9780738540276
Lccn
2005938282
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
chiefly ill.
Label
Detroit's street railways, Kenneth Schramm
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Early Streetcars in Detroit: 1863-1901 -- Detroit United Railway and the City of Detroit Municipal Operations: 1901-1922 -- Early Department of Street Railways Operations: 1922-1945 -- Later Department of Street Railways Operations: 1946-1956 -- Early Detroit Buses: 1925-1945 -- Detroit Trolley Coaches: 1921-1962
Control code
sky201257055
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
128 p.
Isbn
9780738540276
Lccn
2005938282
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
chiefly ill.

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