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DETROIT RIVER TUNNEL ELECTRICS

CLASS

ORIGINAL NUMBER

2ND NUMBER - 1936

BUILDER/DATE

RETIRED

SCRAPPED

R-1

DRT 7500

160

ALCO-GE MARCH 1910

DECEMBER 1953

FEBRUARY 1956

R-1

DRT 7501

161

ALCO-GE FEBRUARY 1910

DECEMBER 1953

FEBRUARY 1956

R-1

DRT 7502

162

ALCO-GE FEBRUARY 1910

DECEMBER 1953

FEBRUARY 1956

R-1

DRT 7503

163

ALCO-GE FEBRUARY 1910

DECEMBER 1953

MARCH 1956

R-1

DRT 7504

164

ALCO-GE MAY 1910

MARCH 1953

SEPTEMBER 1953

R-1

DRT 7505

165

ALCO-GE MAY 1910

DECEMBER 1953

FEBRUARY 1956

R-1a

DRT 7506

166

ALCO-GE APRIL 1914

MAY 1953

OCTOBER 1953

R-1a

DRT 7507

167

ALCO-GE MAY 1914

DECEMBER 1953

FEBRUARY 1956

R-1a

DRT 7508

168

ALCO-GE MAY 1914

DECEMBER 1953

FEBRUARY 1956

R-1a

DRT 7509

169

ALCO-GE JUNE 1914

DECEMBER 1953

FEBRUARY 1956

R-1b

DRT 7510

170

ALCO-GE MAY 1926

DECEMBER 1953

FEBRUARY 1956

R-1b

DRT 7511

171

ALCO-GE MAY 1926

APRIL 1953

OCTOBER 1953

In 1943 - three R-2 electrics from New York City were transferred to the DRT to help with the heavier trains.  3 more added later..  Units 302, 303, 304, 305, 306 and 310.  Work on ventilation for the tunnel to allow diesels to operate started in June 1953 and all Detroit River Tunnel electric service ended on December 29, 1953. At the time of the electric division being shutdown - the nine remaining R electrics were stored at Livernois yard until scrapped in 1956.

Locomotive Specs

DRT160DRT161DRT 161DRT163DRT163
DRT163NYC 164DRT 164DRT 164DRT
DRT 165DRT 165DRT 165 DRT 165 DRT 166
DRT 166 & 165DRT 167DRT 167DRT 168 & 161DRT 170 & 165
DRT 170DRT 170NYC 171DRT 7501DRT 7502
DRT 7504DRT 7504DRT 7504DRT 7505DRT 7507
DRT 7507DRT 7508DRT 7509DRT WINDSORNYC 305
NYC 310

 

GE Document

Electric Railway Journal article