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Duluth-Superior Transit trolleybus photographs

 Collection — Box: SC
Identifier: U6240

Content Description

The collection contains 37 medium- and large-format negatives of trolleybuses and other transportation equipment. Included are images of trolley yards and storage buildings, a gas bus, and removal of trolley poles and wires when the trolleybuses were being phased out. The negatives are arranged in 13 envelopes, which are labeled. The photographer is unknown.


  • 1957

Conditions Governing Access

Open for use in the Kathryn A. Martin Library, Archives and Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

This collection may be protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and to obtain all necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials. Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law.

Biographical / Historical

The Duluth-Superior Transit Company was the successor of a number of Duluth and Superior transit companies, beginning with the Duluth Street Railway Company in 1882. The Duluth Street Railway was bought out by the Duluth-Superior Traction Company in 1894, though the Duluth Street Railway continued to operate the system. By 1917, the Duluth Street Railway had acquired three other lines and merged with the Superior Rapid Transit Railway Company in 1900. Financial proglems forced the reorganization of the transit system in 1933, resulting in the establishment of the Duluth Superior Transit Company. The company was reorganized again in 1970 as the Duluth Transit Authority.


37 items

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The collection contains 37 medium- and large-format negatives of trolleybuses and other transportation equipment.

Physical Location

This collection is located at the University of Minnesota Duluth Archives. For more information about this collection or to make an appointment, contact us at or 218-726-8526.

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Collecting Area Details

Contact The University of Minnesota Duluth Archives and Special Collections Collecting Area

Kathryn A. Martin Library
University of Minnesota Duluth
416 Library Drive
Duluth MN 55812-3001
(218) 726-8526