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History of DUR (electrified railroad) at the Historical Museum

19th and early 20th century stories of the railroad from Port Huron (through St. Clair) to Detroit. Visit historicstclair.com for more information

History of DUR (electrified railroad) at the Historical Museum
History of DUR (electrified railroad) at the Historical Museum

Time & Location

Jun 15, 2023, 7:00 PM

Historical Museum, 308 S 4th St, St Clair, MI 48079, USA

About the event

Stories of traveling by “light” rail from Port Huron (through St. Clair) to Detroit in the late 19th and early 20thCenturies will be the topic as the St. Clair Historical Museum hosts Railroad historian Ken Schramm for his presentation of the “Rapid Railway” and Detroit Urban Railway (DUR) on Thursday, June 15 at 7:00 PM in the Community Room of the St. Clair Museum/Community Center, 308 S. 4th St. Light rail passenger service was a history of starts, stops, sell and expand for each new piece of the railroad, often just a few miles of track. The final “electrified” railroad route out Gratiot Ave. through Mount Clemens, Chesterfield, Marine City, St. Clair ending in Port Huron began in 1895 and operated for the next 35 years. Donation is $6, students are free. Refreshments will be served. Representatives from Magna International’s new St. Clair Plants will follow Schramm presenting information on the complex vehicle battery enclosures being built in the plants.

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