United Railways and Electric Company

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1900 map

The United Railways and Electric Company was a street railway company in the Baltimore Metropolitan Area of the U.S. state of Maryland from 1899 to 1935.[1]

In 1900, the company built the Power Plant in Baltimore's Inner Harbor to provide electrical power to the system. The system suffered extensive damage during the Great Baltimore Fire of 1904, but the company rebuilt under the supervision of its President, John Mifflin Hood.[2]

United Railways declared bankruptcy in 1933. The company was reorganized in 1935 as the Baltimore Transit Company.[1] In 1970 the transit company was absortbed into the Maryland Transit Administration, a public agency.

List of streetcar lines[edit]

The date that the line was replaced with a bus or abandoned (the day after the last full day of streetcar operation) is shown.

Radiating from downtown in a clockwise order
Cross connections and branches

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Helton, Gary (2008). Baltimore's Streetcars and Buses. Images of America. Mount Pleasant, SC: Arcadia Publishing. pp. 33–51. ISBN 978-0-7385-5369-6. 
  2. ^ Steiner, Bernard C. (1907). Men of Mark in Maryland: Biographies of Leading Men in the State. Washington: Johnson-Wynne. p. 197.