Re: Trainnews - volume 7 - issues 068
Author: Graham Buxton
Date: 04-09-2014 - 06:31

synonymouse Wrote:
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> I suspect the date of Detroit bustitution was
> 1949.


Oops!

I was correcting a dead link event and failed to properly update the year, which should have said '1956', as reported in the photo caption.

http://www.detroittransithistory.info/images/2931-lastday-wood-c.jpg
On Sunday, April 8, 1956 the last day of streetcar operation Detroiters would bid their final farewell to their streetcars as car #285 leads a 24-car procession of PCCs south along Woodward Avenue in Highland Park. During this DSR sponsored final excursion nearly 2,000 passengers jumped on board the cars for that last trip. The photo above looks north along Woodward Avenue, just south of Midland Street, from atop the Detroit Terminal Railroad overpass. As the parade proceeds south, two of the new replacement GM diesel buses can be seen traveling north along Woodward.
(Walter P. Reuther Library, Wayne State University photo #2931 see disclaimer below)



Photo linked from (and plenty more available) here:
[www.detroittransithistory.info]



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  Trainnews - volume 7 - issues 068 Espee99 04-08-2014 - 20:16
  Re: Trainnews - volume 7 - issues 068 synonymouse 04-08-2014 - 22:07
  Re: Trainnews - volume 7 - issues 068 Graham Buxton 04-09-2014 - 06:31


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