Waiting Room and the "Wye"

Waiting Room and the "Wye" (HM1ZH3)

Location: West Bloomfield Township, MI 48324 Oakland County
Country: United States of America

N 42° 35.635', W 83° 21.116'

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at the Michigan Military Academy

To change directions, trolleys had to turn around.
At this location, at the back of what had been the parade grounds of the Michigan Military Academy, the Detroit United Railway (DUR) built a "wye." This Y-shaped track allowed trolley cars to turn to go in the opposite direction along the trolley track that paralleled the Grand Trunk Railroad track. Nestled in the undergrowth near here, barely visible, is a trace of the "wye," a concrete basin where maintenance workers climbed under the trolleys for inspections and repairs. Near the "wye" was a DUR waiting room to shelter patrons.

You Auto Know
In 1909, trolleys moved the contents of the seminary from Detroit to Orchard Lake at night to avoid disruption of the DUR system.
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HM NumberHM1ZH3
Series This marker is part of the series
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Placed ByMotorCities National Heritage Area, National Park Service
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, July 7th, 2017 at 9:02am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 307035 N 4718402
Decimal Degrees42.59391667, -83.35193333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 35.635', W 83° 21.116'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 35' 38.1" N, 83° 21' 6.96" W
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Area Code(s)248
Closest Postal AddressAt or near W Bloomfield Trail, West Bloomfield Township MI 48324, US
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