From 1934: Old Tickets from the Cleveland Railway Company

tickettooI found these tickets in an old book on a used book sale shelf.  They’re quite beautiful and unusual.

Here, I share with you a bit of history.  Trains and streetcars were huge in the 1930’s and 1940’s.  More and more, the automobile came to prominence and supremacy.  As we become aware of the price we paid for that, maybe the world of the rail will have a resurgence.

As I write this, they’re building a stretch of train track on one of Detroit’s main streets.

ticketduo Further information on the old  Cleveland Railway Company:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cleveland_Railway_(Ohio)

http://abandonedonline.net/locations/railroads/cleveland-railway-company-cedar-avenue-substation/

http://ech.case.edu/cgi/article.pl?id=CRC2

http://images.ulib.csuohio.edu/cdm/search/field/subjec/searchterm/Cleveland%20Railway%20Co./mode/exact

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Detroit’s new rail system, phase one:

http://m-1rail.com/

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Woodward Avenue, Detroit, June 2015

Woodward Avenue, Detroit, June 2015

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