Detroit United Railway and Car Barn Historical

Detroit United Railway and Car Barn Historical (HM1XA5)

Location: Rochester, MI 48307 Oakland County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 41.04', W 83° 8.016'

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An interurban railway was brought to town by the Detroit, Rochester, Romeo, and Lake Orion Railway (DRR&LO) in 1899.
Its powerhouse, located next to Paint Creek, used steam generators to produce electrical power for the entire Flint Division (from Royal Oak to Flint) and for the first city-wide electricity in Rochester.
The car barns, where the trolley cars were cleaned and repaired, were also on this site.

The Detroit United Railway (D. U. R.) purchased the DRR&LO Railway in 1901.
It ceased operation in 1931.
The railway tracks were removed during World War II to provide material for war production.
HM NumberHM1XA5
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Date Added Wednesday, March 15th, 2017 at 9:03am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 325201 N 4727931
Decimal Degrees42.68400000, -83.13360000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 41.04', W 83° 8.016'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 41' 2.4" N, 83° 8' 0.96" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)248, 586
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Rochester River Walk, Rochester MI 48307, US
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