You Are Here: Home » Detroit » M-1 Rail dig unearths Detroit’s original trolley tracks

M-1 Rail dig unearths Detroit’s original trolley tracks


Bob Ford remembers Detroit’s original trolley system. SAM RIDDLE PHOTO

By Sam Riddle
Special to the Michigan Citizen 

Bob Ford, 82, reminisces about Detroit’s original streetcar as construction for the M-1 Rail is underway. Ford says he used to ride these original tracks on Woodward Avenue, as a child. That was 75 years ago. The old rail tracks shown in slide show below have been unearthed during the the M-1 Rail construction line along Woodward Avenue downtown, moving north toward Midtown. Photos were taken Aug. 15, 2014. Detroit’s original streetcar ran from 1895-1956.

Visit for updates on construction and traffic closures.

Related: Detroit Transit History
The Pingree Years

Clip to Evernote

About The Author


Number of Entries : 416

© 2012 The Michigan Citizen All Rights Reserved | Terms & Conditions | Privacy Policy

Scroll to top