Logo
Chuck Zeiler's Collection
 
7/15/2024
 
 
 
 
 
By:Chuck Zeiler
Dates:6/1/1965 - 3/27/1983
Album Info:A tourist railway which operated in Detroit from 1976 to 2003.
  Page Controls   View:  Pics Per Page:
DCRY 3
Title:  DCRY 3
Description:  Detroit Citizens Railway 3 at Detroit, Michigan on an unknown day in November 1981, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler. Number 3 was built in 1899 by the Saint Louis Car Company for the Compania Carro de Ferro de Lisboa, ( CCFL ), Lisbon, Portugal, one of 75 single truck closed cars on Job 84. The 75 cars were of 900 mm gauge, road numbers 1-75, later renumbered 400-474. Number 3 was number 469 in Lisbon. See also: http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?10141-Detroit-Citizen-s-Railway-Memories-and-Ideas
Photo Date:  11/1/1981  Upload Date: 4/22/2018 4:28:59 PM
Location:  Detroit, MI
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  RollingStock,Transit
Locomotives:  DCRY 3(Trolley)
Views:  249   Comments: 0
DCRY 3
Title:  DCRY 3
Description:  Detroit Citizens Railway 3 and 4 at Detroit, Michigan on March 27, 1983, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler. Number 3 was built in 1899 by the Saint Louis Car Company for the Compania Carro de Ferro de Lisboa, ( CCFL ), Lisbon, Portugal, one of 75 single truck closed cars on Job 84. The 75 cars were of 900 mm gauge, road numbers 1-75, later renumbered 400-474. Number 3 was number 469 in Lisbon. Number 4 is a little more difficult to pin down. One source claims that Number 4 was also from Lisbon, built by StLCC in 1925, but I cannot confirm that in the book, From Horsecars To Streamliners, An Illustrated History of the Saint Louis Car Company. The book notes that cars 405, 412, 457, and 469 from Lisbon were sold to the City of Detroit in 1976, becoming DCRY 1, 2, parts, and 3, in that sequence.
Photo Date:  3/27/1983  Upload Date: 6/25/2014 10:22:38 AM
Location:  Detroit, MI
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Transit
Locomotives:  DCRY 3(Trolley) DCRY 4(Trolley)
Views:  387   Comments: 0
DCRY 4
Title:  DCRY 4
Description:  Detroit Citizens Railway 4 at Detroit, Michigan on March 27, 1983, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler.
Photo Date:  3/27/1983  Upload Date: 6/16/2018 12:24:57 PM
Location:  Detroit, MI
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  RollingStock
Locomotives:  DCRY 4(Trolley)
Views:  119   Comments: 0
DCRY 6
Title:  DCRY 6
Description:  Detroit Citizens Railway 6 at Detroit, Michigan on an unknown day in November 1981, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler. Number 6 was one of 75 single truck closed cars built by the Saint Louis Car Company on Job 84 dated November 16, 1899 for the Compania Carro de Ferro de Lisboa, ( CCFL ), Lisbon, Portugal, road numbers 1-75, later, 400-474. In 1976, as part of the Bicentennial celebration, the City of Detroit built a narrow (900 mm or 2 foot 11 7/16 inch) gauge tram from the Grand Circus Park to the Renaissance Center along Washington Boulevard and Jefferson Avenue, using several trams from Lisbon, Portugal. The tram was originally just 3/4 miles long, but was extended 1/4 mile to the Renaissance Center in 1980. The tram lasted until 2003, when the wire and tracks were removed, the shop building (seen behind the car) was demolished, and the street returned to rubber-tired vehicles. Some, if not all, of the DCRY cars (there were nine) are rumored to be stored somewhere.
Photo Date:  11/1/1981  Upload Date: 6/25/2014 9:10:50 AM
Location:  Detroit, MI
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  RollingStock,Transit
Locomotives:  DCRY 6(Trolley)
Views:  322   Comments: 0
DCRY 6
Title:  DCRY 6
Description:  Detroit Citizens Railway 6 at Detroit, Michigan on March 27, 1983, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler. Number 6 was one of 75 single truck closed cars built by the Saint Louis Car Company on Job 84 dated November 16, 1899 for the Compania Carro de Ferro de Lisboa, ( CCFL ), Lisbon, Portugal, road numbers 1-75, later, 400-474. Number 5 is a little more difficult to identify. It appears that is is also from Lisbon, but may have been constructed in 1925 by the CCFL.
Photo Date:  3/27/1983  Upload Date: 6/25/2014 11:32:25 AM
Location:  Detroit, MI
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Transit
Locomotives:  DCRY 6(Trolley) DCRY 5(Trolley)
Views:  341   Comments: 0


Site Design ©2001-2020 Tim Huemmer
Photos © respective authors
  Contact: info@rrpicturearchives.net