List of town tramway systems in North America

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

This is a list of cities and towns in North America that have, or once had, town tramway (urban tramway, or streetcar) systems as part of their public transport system. Separate lists exist for the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Other geographic regions:

Barbados[edit]

Name of System Location Traction
Type
Date (From) Date (To) Notes
  Bridgetown Horse  ? 21 Sep 1925  

Canada[edit]

Cuba[edit]

Name of System Location Traction
Type
Date (From) Date (To) Notes
Havana Electric Railway, División de Camagüey Camagüey Horse 8 Dec 1894 Mar (?) 1900  
Electric 1 May 1908 23 Feb, 1952 [1]
Tranvía Eléctrico de Cárdenas, S.A. Cárdenas (de Cuba) Accumulator (storage battery) 20 May 1915 Jun (?) 1929 [2]
Cienfuegos, Palmira and Cruces Electric Railway and Power Company Cienfuegos Accumulator (storage battery) 13 Feb 1913 1926  
Electric 1926 1928 (or 1935)  
Petrol (gasoline) 1928 1954 [3]
  ♦ Cienfuegos - Hormiguero Accumulator (storage battery) 1917 1926 (?)  
Havana Electric Railway Company (San Cristóbal de) La Habana /Havana Horse 20 Sep 1859 1902 (?) [4]
Electric 21 Mar 1901 29 Apr, 1952 [5], [6]
  ♦ La Habana (calle Zanja / calle Galiano) - Ciénaga (de Zapata) Accumulator (storage battery) 8 Jan 1913 1913 [7]
Electric by 1915 1940 [8] Extended to Marianao.
  ♦ La Habana - Marianao - Guanajay Electric 12 Nov 1906 1939  
Steam 1939  ? [9]
  ♦♦ Marianao Electric by 1915 by 1940 [10]
  ♦ La Habana - Rincón Steam 1861

1940

1914

?

[11]
Electric Jun 1914 1940 [12] Line continues in operation, worked by diesel railcars.
  ♦♦ Rincón - San Antonio de los Baños Accumulator (storage battery) Oct 1914  ?  
  ♦ La Habana - Güines Electric 16 Mar 1907 1939 [13]
Steam 1939  ? [14] Line continues in operation, worked by diesel railcars.
  ♦ La Habana (Regla) - Guanabacoa Mule 184_ 1884  
Steam 1884 1900  
Electric 7 Mar 1900 15 Jun, 1931 [15]
  ♦ La Habana (Casablanca) - Hershey - Matanzas Electric 1 Jan 1922   [16]
  Matanzas Accumulator (storage battery) 17 Dec 1916 1920 (?) [17]
Electric 1920 (?) 29 Oct 1954 [18]
  Holguín Mule  ?  ?  
  Mallarquin Mule  ?  ?  
  Pedro Betancourt  ? 1907 (?)  ? [19]
  Santiago (de Cuba) Electric 12 Jan (or 8 Feb) 1908 26 Jan 1952 [20]

Curaçao (to the Netherlands)[edit]

Name of System Location Traction
Type
Date (From) Date (To) Notes
  Willemstad Animal  ?  ?  
Petrol (gasoline)  ? 1 Nov 1920  

Dominican Republic[edit]

Name of System Location Traction
Type
Date (From) Date (To) Notes
  (San Fernando de) Monte Cristi Horse 1905  ?  
  (San Felipe de) Puerto Plata Horse  ?  ?  
  Santo Domingo (de Guzmán) Horse  ?  ?  

Haiti[edit]

Name of System Location Traction
Type
Date (From) Date (To) Notes
  Les Cayes Horse  ?  ?  
  Port-au-Prince Horse 17 Jan 1878 Apr 1888 [21]
Steam 18 Apr 1897  ? [22]
Petrol (gasoline)  ? 1932. [23]
  Port-de-Paix Horse  ?  ?  

Jamaica[edit]

Name of System Location Traction
Type
Date (From) Date (To) Notes
  Kingston Animal  ?  ?  
Electric 31 Mar 1899 Aug 1948  

Martinique (to France)[edit]

Name of System Location Traction
Type
Date (From) Date (To) Notes
  Saint-Pierre Animal  ? 8 May 1902 Town destroyed by eruption of Mont-Pelée volcano.

Mexico[edit]

Puerto Rico (to U.S.)[edit]

Name of System Location Traction
Type
Date (From) Date (To) Notes
  Aguadilla Horse  ?  ?  
  Mayagüez Horse 1872  ?  
Accumulator (storage battery) 1915 1927  
  Ponce Horse  ?  ?  
Electric 29 Apr 1902 24 Dec, 1927  
  San Juan Electric 1 Jan 1901 1 Oct, 1946  
  San Juan - Rio Piedras - Caguas Steam  ?  ?  
Electric  ?  ?  

United States[edit]

References[edit]

See also[edit]