|Detroiters can be seen climbing aboard a Michigan-Gratiot PCC streetcar on Monroe Street in downtown
Detroit back in 1955, while DSR buses were also at work. The City of Detroit's owned and operated transit
system operated as the Department of Street Railways (DSR) from the years 1922 to 1974.
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|A look back at the History of Public Transportation in and around the City of Detroit.
THE D.S.R. ERA:
THE EARLY D.S.R. YEARS (1922--1935) (coming later)
THE MIDDLE D.S.R. YEARS (1935--1945) (coming later)
THE POST WW-II D.S.R. YEARS (1945--1960) (coming later)
THE LATER D.S.R. YEARS (1960--1974) (coming later)
DETROIT'S ELECTRIC TROLLEY-BUS YEARS: (coming soon)
INTRO: Just What Is A "Trolley-bus"?
Part 1 - The First Trackless Trolley-Buses in Detroit
Part 2 - Warren Avenue "Crosstown" Operation
Part 3 - Grand River Avenue Operation
D.S.R. TERMINAL & CARBARN HISTORY:
THOSE OBSCURE D.S.R. OPERATIONS:
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