Photos of Birney Safety-Cars, Peter Witt style streetcars, and the various makes
of miscellaneous buses purchased during the 1920s. [pages 1-2]
Photos of the original small-size Fords, and the front and rear engine Ford
Transit buses popular with the DSR during the 1930s. Also featured are the
Plymouth "Electric Coach" trolley-buses by Twin. [3 pages]
Photos featuring the DSR post-war gasoline powered buses purchased during
the 1940s, including the Whites, Macks, and Twins, and the small-size Transit
and Checker buses. Also included, the first GM diesels, the PCCs, and the Twin
trackless trolley-coaches. [5 pages]
Photos of the St. Louis Car Co trackless trolley-coaches, and the GM "old-looks"
purchased during the 1950s. [3 pages]
Photos of the GM "new-looks" purchased during the 1960s. Also included are
DSR Mini-Buses, and the short-lived Flxibles. [3 pages]
Photos of the last GMC "new-looks" under both the DSR and DDOT, and the
DDOT fleet of RTS-IIs purchased during the 1970s. [3 pages]
Photos of the GMC and MCI "Classics" and Neoplan articulated buses purchased
by DDOT during the 1980s. [3 pages]
Photos of the New-Flyers, NovaBUS RTSs, and other miscellaneous buses
purchased by DDOT during the 1990s.
Photos of the NovaBUS RTS and New-Flyer "low-floor" buses purchased during
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All photos of local transit vehicles displayed in our Fleet Photo Gallery section are grouped by the decade in which that vehicle
was first delivered. Clicking any of the currently available decade links will display photos of Detroit DSR and/or DDOT buses,
streetcars and trolley-coaches from that 10-year period.
|A look back at the History of Public Transportation in and around the City of Detroit.
|(Roberta Hill photo courtesy of www.Trolleybuses.net)
|Those controversial General Motors coaches purchased by the DSR to replace its PCC streetcar fleet
during the mid-1950s were still going strong when this photo was taken some twelve years later. Unlike
the streetcars that they replaced—which only operated along the streets of Detroit for nine years—these
GM diesels would see service for nearly 20-years, until the last of the fleet was retired in 1973. Seen here
parked along the southern end of the DSR Shoemaker Terminal property in 1968, these 51-passenger
large-capacity diesel coaches (Model TDH-5105) are featured on Page 3 in our 1950's Photo Gallery below.