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FLEET
NUMBER
JOB NUMBER /
MANUFACTURER
MOTOR
DELIVERY
DATE
SEAT
CAP.
LENGTH
/ WIDTH
REMARKS
100
(141)
(1)
Order 1659

St. Louis Car
Company
Westinghouse 4-W
1432F
Oct. 1945
54
46' 4"

8' 4"
Air-Electric Cars. Originally
part of order for Pittsburgh
Railways Company but diverted
to the DSR as demonstrator cars
for testing on Woodward
Avenue. Cars repainted in DSR
cream with red trim livery after
other PCC cars arrived in 1947.
Car #100 repainted and
renumbered #141 in 1947, to
keep cars with similar electric
motor types numbered
consecutively.
101
(1)
Order 1659

St. Louis Car
Company
General Electric
4-GE 1220A1
Oct. 1945
54
46' 4"

8' 4"
102-140
(39)
Order 1661

St. Louis Car
Company
General Electric
4-GE 1220E1
May 1947
50
46' 5"

8' 4"
All-Electric Cars. Sporting the
DSR cream with red trim paint
scheme, these cars included
"standee" windows and were
also equipped with back-up
controllers. They also sported a
30 degree slope in the
windshield design, which
prevented interior light glare at
night. The fleet allowed for
100% PCC operation on the
very heavy Woodward line.
142-180
(39)
Order 1661

St. Louis Car
Company
Westinghouse 4-W
1432J
May 1947
50
46' 5"

8' 4"
181-233
(53)
Order 1673

St. Louis Car
Company
General Electric
4-GE 1220E1
Aug. 1949
54
49' 5"

8' 8"
All-Electric Cars. These cars
were slightly longer and wider,
at 8-feet 8-inches, and seated
four additional passengers.
They replaced the smaller
PCCs on Woodward Avenue,
but allowed for 100% PCC
service on the Jefferson,
Michigan and Gratiot lines.
PCC service ended on April 8,
1956 — 183 of the DSR's 186
PCC cars were sold to México
City in 1956.
234-286
(53)
Order 1673

St. Louis Car
Company
Westinghouse 4-W
1432K
Aug. 1949
54
49' 5"

8' 8"
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