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Trackman's badge for the "Dept. of St. Rys."

Detroit nd 1.75 diameter, stamped on the badge "City of Detroit Trackman 868 Dept. of St. Rys." stamping is filled in with black paint, metal (shiny on the front), pinback. Light wear and ccratches, paint is chipped on "6" else good. The Detroit United Railways (DUR) became the Dept. of St. Rys. in 1922 when the citizens voted to have this rail system under municipal control. (Previously it had operated under city-operated franchises.) This system encountered various forms of competition over the years but its demise finally came about when these streetcars became motorized. The last streetcar run was on April 7, 1956.


Book Id: 97-5567

Price: $75.00

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