|Company||Detroit Citizens' Street Railway Company|
|Certificate Type||Capital Stock
|Date Issued||Unissued, circa 1890's
10 3/4" (w) by 9 1/4" (h)
||Representative of the piece you will receive|
The Detroit Citizens' Street Railway Company was formed in 1891 as a consolidation of the Detroit City Railway - Detroit's original trolley line, the Grand River Street Railway and the Hamtramack & Grosse Point Railway. In 1892, the line began to offer electric powered streetcar service along Jefferson Avenue. Electric streetcars eventually replaced the horse‐drawn trolleys on Woodward and Mack by the end of that year.
The company also owned the entire capital stock of the Detroit Suburban Railway and the Highland Park Railway, and operated them under lease.
The Detroit Citizens Street Railway, the Detroit Electric Railway, the Detroit, Fort Wayne and Belle Isle Railway, and the Detroit Suburban Railway were all later absorbed into the newly formed Detroit United Railway. This new company, better known as the DUR, would begin operations on Monday, December 31, 1900.
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