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  • DSR-2-DOT@yahoogroups.com
    Reminder from: DSR-2-DOT Yahoo! Group http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DSR-2-DOT/cal SHOEMAKER TERMINAL OPENED ON THIS DATE IN 1922 Sunday July 4, 2010 12:15 am -
    Message 1 of 266 , Jul 3, 2010
      Reminder from: DSR-2-DOT Yahoo! Group
       
      Title: SHOEMAKER TERMINAL OPENED ON THIS DATE IN 1922
       
      Date: Sunday July 4, 2010
      Time: 12:15 am - 12:15 am
      Repeats: This event repeats every year.
      Notes: On this date in Detroit Transit History: SHOEMAKER CAR-HOUSE OPENED

      On Tuesday, July 4, 1922, the Shoemaker Car-House opened a lil' over seven weeks after the DSR began operations. The first transit facility built by the city, the site had served as a temporary yard under the prior Municipal Operation. The site also housed the DSR's Adminstration Offices located at 11200 Shoemaker until 1972.

      The Car-House closed when Shoemaker was converted into a bus garage on July 3, 1939.

      Trolley-bus service on Crosstown also operated out of Shoemaker from December 15, 1949 until March 31, 1961.
       
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      Reminder from: DSR-2-DOT Yahoo! Group http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DSR-2-DOT/cal THE SAMUEL T. GILBERT TERMINAL OPENED ON THIS DATE IN 1948 Wednesday June 6,
      Message 266 of 266 , Jun 5 9:05 PM
        Reminder from: DSR-2-DOT Yahoo! Group
         
        Title: THE SAMUEL T. GILBERT TERMINAL OPENED ON THIS DATE IN 1948
         
        Date: Wednesday June 6, 2012
        Time: 12:15 am - 12:15 am
        Repeats: This event repeats every year.
        Notes: On this date in Detroit Transit History: THE D.S.R. GILBERT FACILITY OPENS

        On Sunday, June 6, 1948, the Gilbert Terminal and Garage opened as the first DSR facility built solely for bus usage. It was named in honor of Samuel T. Gilbert, a post-WWII president of the Detroit Street Railway Commission, and an advocate of a DSR all-bus operation.

        During the mid-1940's, the DSR was continuing its move in a direction from a street railway operation, to an all bus operation by the late-1950's. A storage facility was needed to house the new fleets of buses the department began purchasing after WWII. Property was purchased just off of the proposed Crosstown Expressway (now the Edsel B. Ford (I-94) Freeway), near Grand River.

        The facility was completed before that stretch of the expressway was constructed, and was originally located on Wabash Street, between Stanley and W. Kirby streets.

        The smaller-size Gilbert Terminal has always remained an all bus facility.
         
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