The Inter-Urban Railcar - Detroit United Railway

The Inter-Urban Railcar - Detroit United Railway (HM21QE)

Location: Ferndale, MI 48220 Oakland County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 27.643', W 83° 8.077'

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1895-1947

First incorporated in 1917, Ferndale's early development as a streetcar suburb of Detroit resulted in Ferndale having a small downtown and traditional high density development patterns. The streetcar system, with its fond memories, served Ferndale from 1895 to 1947, and was the main mode of transportation to work and play for Ferndale families for several decades.

The Oakland Railway Company connected Detroit with Ferndale, Royal Oak, and Birmingham reaching Ferndale and Royal Oak on February 8, 1895 and Birmingham on June 15, 1896. The Detroit United Railray (DUR) purchased the line in 1901 and operated it until April 25, 1931. The City of Royal Oak then purchased the track from the DUR through Ferndale up to Catalpa Street in Royal Oak and leased the tracks back to the City of Detroit's Department of Street Railways (DSR) who operated streetcars until May 2, 1947.

The City of Ferndale hopes to see modern streetcars returned to the Woodward Corridor to again provide transportation choices and lessen America's dependence on Mid-East oil.
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HM NumberHM21QE
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Date Added Sunday, September 17th, 2017 at 10:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 324493 N 4703138
Decimal Degrees42.46071667, -83.13461667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 27.643', W 83° 8.077'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 27' 38.58" N, 83° 8' 4.62" W
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Area Code(s)248, 313, 586, 810, 734
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2275 W Nine Mile Rd, Ferndale MI 48220, US
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