Woodstock and Sycamore Traction Company

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The Woodstock and Sycamore Traction Company was a short-lived interurban railroad that operated from 1911 to 1918 between the cities of Sycamore and Marengo, Illinois; it never reached its intended destination of Woodstock.[1] Its headquarters and repair shop were in the city of Genoa, midway on the route.[2] The 26.5-mile (42.6 km) track was never electrified, due to lack of funds, so gasoline-powered cars were used. Three 55-foot (16.8 m) McKeen cars were purchased, but the large cars proved unsatisfactory; they were replaced by two smaller Fairbanks-Morse cars.[2]


  1. ^ Hilton, George W.; Due, John F. (2000) [1960]. The Electric Interurban Railways in America. Stanford, California: Stanford University Press. ISBN 0-8047-4014-3. 
  2. ^ a b McGraw-Hill Company, Inc. (1918). McGraw Electric Railway List. New York: McGraw-Hill Company, Inc. 

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