Rapid Railway Company

Rapid Railway Company (HM29NM)

Location: Roseville, MI 48066 Macomb County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 30.967', W 82° 55.613'

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and Its Interurban Stops in Roseville

Interurban service became the most successful mode of transportation
through Roseville in the early 1900s. Starting in 1895, the Rapid Railway Company ran electric interurbans along Gratiot Avenue between Detroit and Mt. Clemens, a relatively speedy and reliable alternative to wagons and carriages along Gratiot's plank road. A car barn and powerhouse was built in Roseville for interurban repairs and to generate power for the interurban system. In 1903 the Rapid Railway line survived a fire that burned much of its car barn and several interurbans, but it could not compete with the popularity of automobiles and ended service in 1930.

You Auto Know
The Rapid interurban line eventually extended from Detroit through Mt. Clemens and all the way to Port Huron.
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HM NumberHM29NM
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 Sunday, July 22nd, 2018 at 7:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 341713 N 4708881
Decimal Degrees42.51611667, -82.92688333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 30.967', W 82° 55.613'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 30' 58.02" N, 82° 55' 36.78" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)586, 810, 248
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 18838 VFW Memorial Drive, Roseville MI 48066, US
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