List of interurban railways in North America

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This is a list of interurban railways in North America. Elsewhere, the term was not used or did not have the same meaning. The vast majority of these systems are defunct. All were opened primarily as passenger carriers, although many survived as freight railways after passenger service ceased.


Provinces not listed did not have interurban systems, which were commonly called radial railways in Canada.


Name Date (From) Date (To) Notes
Calgary Municipal Railway[1]

British Columbia[edit]

Name Date (From) Date (To) Notes
British Columbia Electric Railway[2]


Name Date (From) Date (To) Notes
Winnipeg Electric Company[1]
Winnipeg, Selkirk and Lake Winnipeg Railway[2]

Nova Scotia[edit]

Name Date (From) Date (To) Notes
Cape Breton Electric Company[2] earlier Sydney and Glace Bay Railway; later Cape Breton Tramways
Pictou County Electric Company[2]


Name Date (From) Date (To) Notes
Brantford and Hamilton Electric Railway[2] 1908 1931
Brantford Municipal Railway[1]
Chatham, Wallaceburg and Lake Erie Railway[2] 1905 1930 passenger service ceased in 1927
Grand River Railway[2] 1894 1961 passenger service ceased in 1955
Grand Valley Railway[2] 1904 1929
Hamilton and Dundas Street Railway[2] 1896 1923
Hamilton, Grimsby and Beamsville Electric Railway[2] 1896 1931
Hamilton Radial Electric Railway[2] 1897 1929
Lake Erie and Northern Railway[2] 1916 1955
London and Port Stanley Railway[2] 1915 1957 Freight service continued
Mount McKay and Kakabeka Falls Railway[1]
Niagara Falls Park and River Railway[2] 1893 1932
Niagara, St. Catharines and Toronto Railway[2] 1888 1959 Freight service continued
Nipissing Central Railway[2]
North Yonge Railways[citation needed]
Sandwich, Windsor and Amherstburg Railway[2] 1886 1938
Schomberg and Aurora Railway[1]
South Western Traction Company[2] 1906 1918 Later London and Lake Erie Railway and Transportation Company
Sudbury – Copper Cliff Suburban Railway[1]
Toronto Eastern Railway[citation needed]
Toronto and Mimico Electric Railway and Light Company[2]
Toronto and Scarboro' Electric Railway, Light and Power Company[citation needed]
Toronto and York Radial Railway[2] 1885 1927
Toronto Suburban Railway[2] 1890s 1931
Windsor, Essex and Lake Shore Rapid Railway[2] 1907 1932
Woodstock, Thames Valley and Ingersoll Electric Railway[2] 1900 1925


Name Date (From) Date (To) Notes
Hull Electric Company[2]
Montreal and Southern Counties Railway[2]
Montreal Tramways Company[1]
Quebec Railway, Light and Power Company[2] 1904 1959 Operated under Canadian National Railway 1951 – 1959


Name Date (From) Date (To) Notes
Ferrocarril Cubano de Hershey[1] 1917 Present


Name Date (From) Date (To) Notes
Ferrocarril Electrico de Lerdo a Torreon[1]
Ferrocarril Electrico de Tampico a la Barra[1]
Ferrocarril Mexicano[1] Jalapa Branch, not electrified
Servicio de Transportes Eléctricos[1]

United States[edit]


Name Date (From) Date (To) Notes
Alabama Power Company[1]
Birmingham Railway, Light and Power Company[1]
Mobile Light and Railroad Company[1]


Name Date (From) Date (To) Notes
Douglas Street Railway[1]
Phoenix Railway of Arizona[1]
Warren–Bisbee Railway[2] March 12, 1908 May 31, 1928 Operated by Warren Company


Name Date (From) Date (To) Notes
Central Power and Light Company[1]
Fort Smith Light and Traction Company[1]
West Helena Consolidated Company[1] Also Interurban Traction Company


Name Date (From) Date (To) Notes
Central California Traction Company[2]
Fresno Traction Company[1]
Glendale and Montrose Railway[2]
Key System[1] 1903 1948 Earlier San Francisco – Oakland Terminal Railways
Nevada County Traction Company[2]
Northwestern Pacific Railroad[1] 1903 Earlier North Pacific Coast Railroad
Ocean Shore Railroad[2]
Pacific Coast Railway[1]
Pacific Electric Railway[2]
Peninsular Railway[2] 1910 1934
Petaluma and Santa Rosa Railroad[2] 1933
Sacramento Northern Railway[1][2] 1941 Earlier Northern Electric Railway, Northern Electric Railway—Marysville and Colusa Branch, Oakland, Antioch and Eastern Railway, and San Francisco – Sacramento Railroad
Sacramento Valley Electric Railroad[2] 1915 1917
San Diego Electric Railway[1]
San Diego Southern Railway[1]
San Francisco Municipal Railway 1903 1949[3] Earlier San Francisco and San Mateo Electric Railway, United Railroads of San Francisco, Market Street Railway,[1] continues as intra-urban service
San Francisco, Napa and Calistoga Railway[2] 1905 1937 Later San Francisco and Napa Valley Railroad
Shipyard Railway[citation needed] 1945
Southern Pacific Company[1] 1911 1941 East Bay Electric Lines, earlier Interurban Electric Railway
Tidewater Southern Railway[2] 1913 1932
Visalia Electric Railroad[2] 1924
Watsonville Traction Company[2] 1910 1917


Name Date (From) Date (To) Notes
Colorado Springs and Cripple Creek District Railway[2]
Colorado Springs and Interurban Railway[2]
Denver and Intermountain Railroad[2]
Denver and Interurban Railroad[2]
Denver and South Platte Railway[1]
Durango Railway and Realty Company[2]
Grand River Valley Railroad[2]
Trinidad Electric Transmission, Railway and Gas Company[2]


Name Date (From) Date (To) Notes
Bristol and Plainville Electric Company[1]
Connecticut Company[1]
Danbury and Bethel Street Railway[1]
Hartford and Springfield Street Railway[1]
Shore Line Electric Railway[2]
Waterbury and Milldale Tramway Company[1]


Name Date (From) Date (To) Notes
Wilmington and Philadelphia Traction Company[2] Used standard streetcar technology

District of Columbia[edit]

Name Date (From) Date (To) Notes
Washington Railway and Electric Company[1]


Name Date (From) Date (To) Notes
Atlanta Northern Railway[1] July 17, 1905[4] 1947
Augusta–Aiken Railway and Electric Corporation[1] 1902 1929
Fairburn and Atlanta Railway and Electric Company[1]
Georgia Railway and Power Company[2]
Savannah Electric and Power Company[1]


Name Date (From) Date (To) Notes
Boise Valley Traction Company[2]
Caldwell Traction Company[2]
Lewiston–Clarkston Transit Company[2]
Sandpoint and Interurban Railway[2]


Name Date (From) Date (To) Notes
Alton, Granite and St. Louis Traction Company[1]
Alton, Jacksonville and Peoria Railway[2]
Amboy Electric Interurban Railroad
Aurora, Elgin and Fox River Electric Company[2] 1972 Earlier Elgin, Aurora and Southern Traction Company; passenger service ended March 31, 1935, converted to diesel in 1947
Aurora, Plainfield and Joliet Railroad[1] October 21, 1904[5]
Bloomington, Pontiac and Joliet Electric Railway[2]
Cairo and St. Louis Railway[1]
Central Illinois Traction Company[2]
Chicago, Aurora and DeKalb Railroad[2] 1906 1923 Earlier Aurora, DeKalb and Rockford Electric Traction Company
Chicago Aurora and Elgin Railroad[2] August 25, 1902 June 10, 1959 Earlier Aurora Elgin and Chicago Railway; passenger service ended July 3, 1957
Chicago, Harvard and Geneva Lake Railway[2] 1899 1930
Chicago and Interurban Traction Company[1] ca. 1910 April 23, 1927 Earlier Chicago and Southern Traction Company
Chicago and Joliet Electric Railway[2]
Chicago North Shore and Milwaukee Railroad[2] January 21, 1963 Earlier Chicago and Milwaukee Electric Railroad
Chicago, Ottawa and Peoria Railway[2] Later Chicago and Illinois Valley Railroad
Chicago South Shore and South Bend Railroad[1][2] July 1, 1908 Present Earlier Chicago, Lake Shore and South Bend Railway; later South Shore Line
Chicago and Southern Traction Company[2] 1907 ca. 1911 Later Chicago and Interurban Traction Company
Coal Belt Electric Railway[2]
DeKalb – Sycamore and Interurban Traction Company[2] 1902 August 1924
East St. Louis, Columbia and Waterloo Railway[2]
East St. Louis and Suburban Railway[2]
Elgin and Belvidere Electric Company[2] February 2, 1907[6] March 10, 1930[7] Later Elgin, Belvidere and Rockford Railway
Fox and Illinois Union Railway[2]
Galesburg Railway, Lighting and Power Company[1]
Galesburg and Kewanee Electric Railway[1]
Illinois Central Electric Railway[2] July 25, 1925
Illinois Traction System[2] Later Illinois Terminal Railroad
Joliet and Eastern Traction Company[2]
Joliet, Plainfield and Aurora Railroad[2] Later Joliet and Southern Traction Company and Aurora, Plainfield and Joliet Railway
Kanakee and Urbana Traction Company[2] December 20, 1912 March 26, 1926
Keokuk Electric Company[2]
Lee County Central Electric Railway[2] December 10, 1910 Earlier Northern Illinois Electric Railway; passenger service abandoned 1915
Murphysboro and Southern Illinois Railway[2]
Peoples' Traction Company[1]
Peoria and Pekin Terminal Railway[1][2] Later Peoria Railway Terminal Company
Rock Island Southern Railroad[1]
Rock Island Southern Railway[2]
Rockford and Interurban Railway[2]
St. Louis and Belleville Electric Railway[1]
Southern Illinois Railway and Power Company[2]
Springfield, Clear Lake and Rochester Railway[2] Later Mississippi Valley Interurban Railway
Sterling, Dixon and Eastern Traction Company[2]
Woodstock and Sycamore Traction Company[2] 1911 1918[8]


Name Date (From) Date (To) Notes
Angola Railway and Power Company[2]
Beech Grove Traction Company[2]
Bluffton, Geneva and Celina Traction Company[2]
Chicago South Shore and South Bend Railroad[1][2] July 1, 1908 Present Earlier Chicago, Lake Shore and South Bend Railway; later South Shore Line
Evansville and Ohio Valley Railway[2]
Evansville Suburban and Newburgh Railway[2]
Fort Wayne and Decatur Traction Company[2]
Fort Wayne and Northwestern Railway[2] Earlier Toledo and Chicago Interurban Railway
Fort Wayne and Wabash Valley Traction Company[2]
Gary Railways[1][2] Earlier Gary Street Railway, Gary and Valparaiso Railway, and Chicago – New York Electric Air Line Railroad
Gary and Hobart Traction Company[9]
Gary and Southern Traction Company[1]
Goshen, South Bend and Chicago Railroad[1]
Indiana Railroad[1][2] Earlier Indiana Service Corporation
Indianapolis and Cincinnati Traction Company[1][2] Later Indianapolis and Southeastern Railroad
Interstate Public Service Company[2]
Lafayette Street Railway[1]
Lebanon–Thorntown Traction Company[1]
Marion and Bluffton Traction Company[2] 1907[10] Also Marion Bluffton and Eastern Traction Company
Northern Indiana Power Company[2]
Northern Indiana Railway[1][2] Later Chicago, South Bend and Northern Indiana Railway
St. Joseph Valley Traction Company[2] 1910 April 17, 1918
Southern Indiana Gas and Electric Company[2]
Terre Haute, Indianapolis and Eastern Traction Company[2]
Union Traction Company of Indiana[2]
Winona Interurban Railway[2] 1902 September 1, 1934 Freight services continued until May 31, 1952


Name Date (From) Date (To) Notes
Albia Interurban Railway[1][2] Later Albia Light and Railway Company
Cedar Rapids and Iowa City Railway[2]
Cedar Rapids and Marion City Railway[2]
Charles City Western Railway[2]
Clinton, Davenport and Muscatine Railway[2]
Des Moines and Central Iowa Railroad[2]
Fort Dodge, Des Moines and Southern Railway[2] November 1907[10]
Iowa Railway and Light Company[1]
Keokuk Electric Company[1]
Mason City and Clear Lake Railroad[2]
Oskaloosa and Buxton Electric Railway[2]
Oskaloosa Traction and Light Company[1]
Southern Iowa Railway[1][2] Earlier Iowa Southern Utilities Company
Tama and Toledo Railroad[2] February 3, 1894 1953 Passenger service abandoned 1925
Waterloo, Cedar Falls and Northern Railway[2]


Name Date (From) Date (To) Notes
Arkansas Valley Interurban Railway[2]
Iola Electric Railway[2]
Joplin and Pittsburg Railway[2]
Junction City and Fort Riley Railway[1]
Kansas City, Clay County and St. Joseph Railway[2]
Kansas City, Kaw Valley and Western Railway[2] Later Kansas City, Kaw Valley Railroad
Kansas City, Lawrence and Topeka Railway[2] Earlier Kansas City and Olathe Electric Railway; later Kansas City, Merriam and Shawnee Railroad
Kansas City, Leavenworth and Western Railway[1]
Manhattan City and Interurban Railway[1]
Missouri and Kansas Interurban Railway[2]
Southwestern Interurban Railway[1]
Union Traction Company[2] Later Union Electric Railway
Westmoreland Interurban Railroad[2]


Name Date (From) Date (To) Notes
Kentucky Traction and Terminal Company[2]
Louisville and Interurban Railroad[2] 1901 1935


Name Date (From) Date (To) Notes
Orleans–Kenner Electric Railway[2]
St. Tammany Railway and Power Company[1]
Southwestern Traction Company[2]


Name Date (From) Date (To) Notes
Androscoggin and Kennebec Railway[1] Earlier Lewiston, Augusa and Waterville Street Railway
Aroostook Valley Railroad[2]
Atlantic Shore Line Railway[2]
Bangor Railway and Electric Company[2]
Biddeford and Saco Railroad[1]
Cumberland County Power and Light Company[1] Earlier Portland Railroad
Lewiston, Augusta and Waterville Street Railway[2]
Portland–Lewiston Interurban[1][2] Androscoggin Electric Company
Rockland, Thomaston and Camden Street Railway[1]


Name Date (From) Date (To) Notes
Cumberland and Westernport Electric Railway[2]
Kensington Railway[1]
Hagerstown and Frederick Railway[1][2] Later Potomac Public Service Company
United Railways and Electric Company of Baltimore[1]
Washington, Baltimore and Annapolis Electric Railway[1][2] Later Baltimore and Annapolis Railroad
Washington Interurban Railway[2]


Name Date (From) Date (To) Notes
Attleboro Branch Railroad[1]
Berkshire Street Railway[2]
Blue Hill Street Railway[1]
Boston and Worcester Street Railway[2]
Bristol County Street Railway[1]
Concord, Maynard and Hudson Street Railway[1]
Connecticut Valley Street Railway[1]
Eastern Massachusetts Street Railway[1] Earlier Bay State Street Railway
Fitchburg and Leominster Street Railway[1]
Grafton and Upton Railroad[2]
Holyoke Street Railway[1] 1884 1937 Purchased and operated lines of Amherst-Sunderland Street Railway, Hampshire Street Railway; operated Mount Tom Railroad as subsidiary. Established and operated Mountain Park. Continued operations as bus line until 1987; assets liquidated in 1991.[11]
Interstate Consolidated Street Railway[1]
Lowell and Fitchburg Street Railway[1]
Massachusetts Northeastern Street Railway[1]
Medway and Dedham Street Railway[1]
Middlesex and Boston Street Railway[1]
Milford, Attleboro and Woonsocket Street Railway[1]
Milford and Uxbridge Street Railway[1]
Nahant and Lynn Street Railway[1]
New Bedford and Onset Street Railway[1]
Northampton Street Railway[1]
Northern Massachusetts Street Railway[1]
Norton, Taunton and Attleboro Street Railway[1]
Plymouth and Brockton Street Railway[1]
Plymouth and Sandwich Street Railway[1]
Shelburne Falls and Colrain Street Railway[1]
Springfield Street Railway[1] Later Springfield Area Transit Company; operated today as bus service contractor
Union Street Railway[1]
Ware and Brookfield Street Railway[1]
Worcester Consolidated Street Railway[1]


Michigan had 981 miles (1,579 km) of interurban.[2]

Name Date (From) Date (To) Notes
Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti Street Railway[2]
Benton Harbor – St. Joe Railway and Light Company[2]
Detroit, Jackson and Chicago Railway[1]
Detroit, Lake Shore and Mt. Clemens Railway[2]
Detroit, Monroe and Toledo Short Line Railway[1] Later Eastern Michigan – Toledo Railroad
Detroit United Railway[1][2] Later Eastern Michigan Railways
Escanaba Traction Company[1][2] Later Escanaba Power and Traction Company
Grand Rapids, Grand Haven and Muskegon Railway[2] 1902 April 18, 1928
Grand Rapids, Holland and Chicago Railway[2]
Houghton County Traction Company[2]
Lake Superior District Power Company[1]
Lansing, St. Johns and St. Louis Railway[2]
Michigan Railway[1] Later Michigan Railroad
Michigan United Railways[1][2] Later Michigan Electric Railway
Saginaw – Bay City Railway[2]
Southern Michigan Railway[1] Later Northern Indiana Railway


Name Date (From) Date (To) Notes
Electric Short Line Railway[2] Not electrified
Mesaba Railway[2]
Minneapolis, Anoka and Cuyuna Range Railroad[2]
Minneapolis Municipal Waterworks Railway While not technically an interurban railway, since it did not connect two cities, it was a freight and passenger hauling electric railway[12]
Minneapolis, St. Paul, Rochester and Dubuque Electric Traction Company[2] Not electrified; later Minneapolis, Northfield and Southern Railway
Minnesota Northwestern Electric Railway[2] Not electrified
St. Paul Southern Railway[2]
Twin City Rapid Transit Company[2]


Name Date (From) Date (To) Notes
Gulfport and Mississippi Coast Traction Company[2]
Laurel Light and Railway Company[1]


Name Date (From) Date (To) Notes
Jefferson City Bridge and Transit Company[1]
Kansas City, Clay County and St. Joseph Railway[2]
Kansas City, Kaw Valley and Western Railway[2] Later Kansas City, Kaw Valley Railroad
Kansas City, Lawrence and Topeka Railway[2] Earlier Kansas City and Olathe Electric Railway; later Kansas City, Merriam and Shawnee Railroad
Kansas City, Leavenworth and Western Railway[2]
Kansas City, Ozarks and Southern Railway[2]
Kansas City Power and Light Company[1]
Manhattan City and Interurban Railway[2]
Mexico Investment and Construction Company[1][2] Earlier Mexico, Santa Fe and Perry Traction Company
Missouri Electric Railroad[1]
Missouri and Kansas Interurban Railway[2]
Oregon Interurban Railway[2]
St. Francois County Railroad[2]
St. Joseph and Savannah Interurban Railway[2]
Southwest Missouri Electric Railway[1][2] Later Southwest Missouri Railroad
Union Depot, Bridge and Terminal Railroad[1]
United Railways of St. Louis[1]


Name Date (From) Date (To) Notes
Anaconda Copper Mining Company[2]
Gallatin Valley Railway[1][2]


Name Date (From) Date (To) Notes
Omaha and Lincoln Railway and Light Company[2]
Omaha and Southern Interurban Railway[2]
Omaha, Lincoln and Beatrice Railway[2]

New Hampshire[edit]

Name Date (From) Date (To) Notes
Berlin Street Railway[1]
Boston and Maine Railroad[1][2] Concord and Manchester Electric Branch; later Concord Electric Railways
Claremont Railway[1]
Dover, Somerset and Rochester Street Railway[1]
Exeter, Hampton and Amesbury Street Railway[1]
Manchester and Derry Street Railway[1]
Manchester and Nashua Street Railway[1]
Manchester Street Railway[1]
Nashua Street Railway[1]
Portsmouth Electric Railway[1]
Springfield Terminal Railway[2]

New Jersey[edit]

Name Date (From) Date (To) Notes
Atlantic City and Shore Railroad[2]
Atlantic Coast Electric Railway[1]
Atlantic and Suburban Railway[1]
Bridgeton and Millville Traction Company[2]
Burlington County Transit Company[1]
Jersey Central Traction Company[1]
Millville Traction Company[1]
Monmouth County Electric Company[1]
Morris County Traction Company[1]
New Jersey Interurban Company[1][2] Earlier Northampton–Easton and Washington Traction Company
North Jersey Rapid Transit Company[2]
Public Service Corporation of New Jersey[2] Including Newark–Trenton Fast Line
Salem and Pennsgrove Traction Company[1]
Trenton and Mercer County Traction Company[1]
Trenton–Princeton Traction Company[1]

New York[edit]

Name Date (From) Date (To) Notes
Albany and Hudson Railroad (later Albany Southern Railroad)[1][2]
Buffalo and Lake Erie Traction Company (later Buffalo and Erie Railway)[1][2]
Buffalo, Lockport and Rochester Railway (later Rochester, Lockport and Buffalo Railroad)[1][2]
Chautauqua Traction Company[2]
Cortland County Traction Company[2]
Elmira, Corning and Waverly Railway[2]
Elmira and Seneca Lake Traction Company[2]
Elmira Water, Light and Railroad Company[1]
Empire United Railways composed of Auburn and Syracuse Electric Railroad,[2] Empire State Railroad,[2] Rochester and Syracuse Railroad (earlier Rochester, Syracuse and Eastern Railroad),[1][2] and Syracuse Northern Electric Railway[2]
Erie Railroad (Rochester Division)[2]
Fonda, Johnstown and Gloversville Railroad[2]
Geneva, Seneca Falls and Auburn Railroad[2]
Hudson Valley Railway[2]
International Railway[2]
Jamestown, Westfield and Northwestern Railroad[2]
Kaydeross Railroad[2]
Keesevile, Ausable Chasm and Lake Champlain Railroad[2]
Lewiston and Youngstown Frontier Railway[2]
Lima–Honeoye Electric Light and Railroad Company[2]
New Paltz, Highland and Poughkeepsie Traction Company[2]
New York, Auburn and Lansing Railroad (later Central New York Southern Railroad)[2]
New York and Stamford Railway[1]
New York State Railways Composed of Oneida Railway,[2] Rochester and Eastern Rapid Railway,[2] Rochester and Sodus Bay Railway,[2] and Utica and Mohawk Valley Railway[2]
New York, Westchester and Boston Railway[1]
Niagara Gorge Railroad[2]
Olean, Bradford and Salamanca Railway[1]
Orange County Traction Company[2]
Paul Smith's Electric Light, Power and Railroad Company[2]
Penn Yan, Keuka Park and Branchport Railway[2]
Penn Yan and Lake Shore Railway[1]
Putnam and Westchester Traction Company[1]
Schenectady Railway[2]
Southern New York Railway (earlier Southern New York Power and Railway Company)[1][2]
Syracuse and Suburban Railroad[1]
Wallkill Transit Company[2]
Warren and Jamestown Street Railway[2]
Western New York and Pennsylvania Traction Company[2]

North Carolina[edit]

Name Date (From) Date (To) Notes
Piedmont and Northern Railway[2]
Piedmont Railway and Electric Company[2]
Tidewater Power Company[2]
North Dakota
Name Date (From) Date (To) Notes
Valley City Street and Interurban Railway[1]


Name Date (From) Date (To) Notes
Cambridge Power, Light and Traction Company[2]
Cincinnati and Columbus Traction Company[2]
Cincinnati, Georgetown and Portsmouth Railroad[2]
Cincinnati and Lake Erie Railroad[1][2] Earlier Cincinnati and Dayton Traction Company, Cincinnati, Hamilton and Dayton Railway, Indiana, Columbus and Eastern Traction Company, and Lima–Toledo Railroad
Cincinnati, Lawrenceburg and Aurora Electric Street Railroad[2]
Cincinnati, Milford and Blanchester Traction Company[1][2] Later Cincinnati Street Railway
Cleveland, Alliance and Mahoning Valley Railway[2]
Cleveland and Chagrin Falls Railway[1]
Cleveland and Eastern Traction Company[1]
Cleveland, Painesville and Ashtabula Railroad[1]
Cleveland, Painesville and Eastern Railroad[2]
Cleveland, Southwestern and Columbus Railway[2]
Columbus Railway, Light and Power Company[1]
Columbus, Delaware and Marion Railway[2]
Columbus, Magnetic Springs and Northern Railway[2]
Columbus, Marion and Bucyrus Railway[2]
Columbus, New Albany and Johnstown Traction Company[2]
Columbus, Newark and Zanesville Electric Railway[1]
Columbus, Urbana and Western Railway[2]
Dayton, Covington and Piqua Traction Company[2]
Dayton and Troy Electric Railway[2]
Dayton and Western Traction Company[2]
Dayton and Xenia Transit Company[1][2] Later Dayton, Springfield and Xenia Southern Railway
Eastern Ohio Traction Company[2]
Felicity and Bethel Railroad[1]
Fort Wayne, Van Wert and Lima Traction Company[1][2] Later Fort Wayne – Lima Railroad
Fostoria and Fremont Railway[2]
Gallipolis and Northern Traction Company[2]
Hocking – Sunday Creek Traction Company[2]
Interurban Railway and Terminal Company[2]
Lake Erie, Bowling Green and Napoleon Railway[2]
Lake Shore Electric Railway[2]
Lebanon and Franklin Traction Company[2]
Lorain Street Railroad[1]
Mahoning and Shenango Railway and Light Company[1][2] Later Pennsylvania–Ohio Electric Company
Mansfield Railway, Light and Power Company[2]
Maumee Valley Railways and Light Company[1][2] Later Maumee Valley Railway
Northern Ohio Traction and Light Company[2]
Northwestern Ohio Railway and Power Company[1]
Norwalk and Shelby Railroad[1]
Ohio Electric Railway[2]
Ohio Public Service Company[1]
Ohio River and Columbus Railway[1]
Ohio River Electric Railway and Power Company[2]
Ohio Service Company[1]
Ohio and Southern Traction Company[2]
Ohio Traction Company[2]
Ohio Valley Electric Railway[1]
Pennsylvania and Ohio Electric Railway[2]
Portsmouth Public Service Company[1]
Portsmouth Street Railroad and Light Company[2]
Sandusky, Norwalk and Mansfield Electric Railway[2]
Scioto Valley Traction Company[2]
Southeastern Ohio Railway[1]
Springfield Terminal Railway and Power Company[1]
Springfield, Troy and Piqua Railway[2]
Springfield and Washington Railway[2]
Springfield and Xenia Railway[2]
Stark Electric Railroad[2]
Steubenville, East Liverpool and Beaver Valley Traction Company[2]
Tiffin, Fostoria and Eastern Electric Railway[2]
Toledo, Bowling Green and Southern Traction Company[2]
Toledo, Fostoria and Findlay Railway[2]
Toledo and Indiana Railroad[2]
Toledo, Ottawa Beach and Northern Railway[1]
Toledo, Port Clinton and Lakeside Railway[2]
Toledo and Western Railway[2]
Wellston and Jackson Belt Railway[2]
Western Ohio Railway[2]
Youngstown and Ohio River Railroad[2]
Youngstown and Southern Railway[2] Later Youngstown and Suburban Railway


Name Date (From) Date (To) Notes
Ardmore Railway[1]
Bartlesville Interurban Railway[2]
Chickasha Street Railway[1]
Muskogee Electric Traction Company[2]
Northeast Oklahoma Railroad[2] Earlier Oklahoma, Kansas and Missouri Inter-Urban Railway
Oklahoma Railway[2] Earlier El Reno Interurban Railway
Pittsburg County Railway[2]
Sand Springs Railway[2] Earlier Sand Springs Interurban Railway
Sapulpa and Interurban Railway[2] Later Oklahoma Union Railway, Sapulpa Union Railway, and Tulsa–Sapulpa Union Railway
Shawnee–Tecumseh Traction Company[2]
Union Traction Company[2] Later Union Electric Railway


Name Date (From) Date (To) Notes
Oregon Electric Railway[2] January 1908[10]
Portland Traction Company[2] Earlier Portland Railway, Light and Power Company and Portland Electric Power Company
Southern Oregon Traction Company[2]
Southern Pacific Company[1][2] January 17, 1914[13] October 5, 1929[13] Southern Pacific Electric Lines, earlier Portland, Eugene and Eastern Railway
United Railways[2]
Willamette Valley Southern Railway[2]


Name Date (From) Date (To) Notes
Allegheny Valley Street Railway[1]
Allen Street Railway[1]
Allentown and Reading Traction Company[2]
Altoona and Logan Valley Electric Railway[2]
Bangor and Portland Traction Company[2]
Beaver Valley Traction Company[1]
Bethlehem Transit Company[1]
Blue Ridge Traction Company[1]
Carlisle and Mount Holly Railway[1]
Centre and Clearfield Railway[1]
Chambersburg and Gettysburg Electric Railway[2]
Chambersburg, Greencastle and Waynesboro Street Railway[2]
Chambersburg and Shippensburg Railway[2]
Citizens Traction Company[1]
Cleveland and Erie Railway[2]
Conestoga Traction Company[2]
Corry and Columbus Traction Company[1]
Cumberland Railway (Pennsylvania)Cumberland Railway[1]
Eastern Pennsylvania Railways[1]
Ephrata and Lebanon Traction Company[1]
Fairchance and Smithfield Traction Company[1]
Hanover and McSherrystown Street Railway[1]
Harrisburg Railways[1]
Hershey Transit Company[2]
Indiana County Street Railway[1]
Jefferson County Traction Company[2]
Jersey Shore and Antes Fort Railroad[1]
Johnstown and Somerset Railway[2]
Johnstown Traction Company[1]
Lackawanna and Wyoming Valley Railroad[2]
Lancaster and Southern Street Railway[1]
Lancaster and York Furnace Street Railway[1]
Lehigh Traction Company[1]
Lehigh Valley Transit Company[2]
Lewisburg, Milton and Watsontown Passenger Railway[1]
Lewistown and Reedsville Electric Railway[1]
Lykens Valley Railway[1]
Mauch Chunk and Lehighton Transit Company[1]
Montgomery Transit Company[1]
New Jersey and Pennsylvania Traction Company[2]
North Branch Transit Company[1]
Northampton Traction Company[1][2] Later Northampton Transit Company
Northern Cambria Railway[1]
Northwestern Pennsylvania Railway[1][2] Later Northwestern Electric Service Company of Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania Railroad[2] Dillsburg Branch of the Cumberland Valley Railroad
Pennsylvania and Maryland Street Railway[2]
Pennsylvania – New Jersey Railway[1]
Philadelphia and Easton Electric Railway[1][2] Later Philadelphia and Easton Transit Company
Philadelphia Suburban Transportation Company[1] Earlier Philadelphia and West Chester Traction Company Philadelphia and Western Railroad, and Philadelphia and Western Railway; remaining portions operated by SEPTA as Routes 100, 101, and 102
Phoenixville, Valley Forge and Strafford Electric Railway[1]
Pittsburgh and Butler Street Railway[2]
Pittsburgh Railways[1]
Pittsburgh, Harmony, Butler and New Castle Railway[2]
Pittsburgh, Mars and Butler Railway[1]
Pottstown and Reading Street Railway[1]
Reading Transit Company[1][2] Later Reading Transit and Light Company
Schuylkill Railway[1]
Scranton Railway[1]
Scranton and Binghamton Traction Company[2]
Scranton, Montrose and Binghamton Railroad[1]
Shamokin and Edgewood Electric Railway[1]
Shamokin and Mount Carmel Transit Company[1]
Sharon and New Castle Street Railway[1]
Slate Belt Electric Street Railway[1][2] Later Slate Belt Transit Company
Southern Cambria Railway[2]
Southern Pennsylvania Traction Company[1]
Stroudsburg, Water Gap and Portland Railway[1][2] Later Stroudsburg Traction Company
Sunbury and Selinsgrove Railway[1]
Titusville Traction Company[1]
Trenton, Bristol and Philadelphia Street Railway[1]
United Traction Street Railway[2]
Valley Railways[1]
Warren and Jamestown Street Railway[2]
Warren Street Railway[1]
Waverly, Sayre and Athens Traction Company[1]
West Chester, Kennett and Wilmington Electric Railway[1]
West Chester Street Railway[1]
West Penn Railways[2]
Wilkes-Barre Railway[1]
Wilkes-Barre and Hazleton Railway[2]
York Railways[2]

Puerto Rico[edit]

Name Date (From) Date (To) Notes
Caguas Tramway Company[1]

Rhode Island[edit]

Name Date (From) Date (To) Notes
Newport and Providence Railway[1]
Providence and Fall River Street Railway[1]
Rhode Island Company[1] Later United Electric Railways
Sea View Railroad[citation needed]

South Carolina[edit]

Name Date (From) Date (To) Notes
Augusta–Aiken Railway and Electric Corporation[2] 1902 1929
Charleston – Isle of Palms Traction Company[2]
Columbia Railway, Gas and Electric Company[1]
Piedmont and Northern Railway[2]

South Dakota[edit]

Name Date (From) Date (To) Notes
Deadwood Central Railroad[2] 1902 1924 Narrow gauge railroad that hosted interurban service


Name Date (From) Date (To) Notes
Bristol Traction Company[1]
Chattanooga Traction Company[1]
Memphis and Lake View Railway[2]
Nashville–Franklin Railway[1][2] Earlier Nashville Interurban Railway
Nashville–Gallatin Interurban Railway[1][2] Later Union Traction Company of Tennessee


Name Date (From) Date (To) Notes
Brownsville Street & Interurban Railroad[1]
Bryan and College Interurban Railway[2][14] Later Bryan–College Traction Company
Eastern Texas Electric Company[2][14] Earlier Jefferson County Traction Company
Galveston–Houston Electric Railway[2]
Greenville Railway and Light Company[1]
Houston North Shore Railway[2]
Northern Texas Traction Company[2][14] Earlier Northern Texas Electric Company
Rio Grande Valley Traction Company[2]
Roby and Northern Railroad[2]
Southwestern Traction Company[2][14] Earlier Belton–Temple Traction Company
Tarrant County Traction Company[2][14] Earlier Fort Worth Southern Traction Company
Texas Electric Railway[2][14] Earlier Dallas Southern Traction Company, Denison and Sherman Railway, Southern Traction Company, and Texas Traction Company
Texas Interurban Railway[2]
Uvalde and Leona Valley Interurban Railway[1]
Wichita Falls Traction Company[1]


Name Date (From) Date (To) Notes
Bamberger Electric Railroad[2] Later Bamberger Railroad
Emigration Canyon Railroad[2]
Ogden Rapid Transit Company[2]
Salt Lake and Utah Railroad[2]
Salt Lake, Garfield and Western Railroad[2]
Utah–Idaho Central Railroad[2]
Utah Light and Traction Company[2] Long suburban lines


Name Date (From) Date (To) Notes
Barre and Montpelier Traction and Power Company[1]
Bellows Falls and Saxton River Electric Railroad[1]
Burlington Traction Company[1]
Mount Mansfield Electric Railroad[1]
Rutland Railway, Light and Power Company[1]
St. Albans and Swanton Traction Company[1]
Springfield Terminal Railway[1] Earlier Springfield Electric Railway
Twin State Gas and Electric Company


Name Date (From) Date (To) Notes
Bristol Traction Company[2]
Newport News and Hampton Railway, Gas and Electric Company[1]
Norfolk Southern Railroad[1]
Richmond and Chesapeake Bay Railway[1][2] Later Richmond–Ashland Railway
Richmond–Fairfield Railway[1]
Roanoke Railway and Electric Company[1]
Virginia Electric and Power Company[1][2] Earlier Virginia Railway and Power Company
Washington and Old Dominion Railway (earlier Great Falls and Old Dominion Railroad)[2]
Washington–Virginia Railway[2] Later Arlington and Fairfax Electric Railway and Washington, Alexandria and Mt. Vernon Electric Railway


Name Date (From) Date (To) Notes
Aberdeen and Hoquiam Railway[citation needed]
Fidalgo City and Anacortes Railway[2]
Grays Harbor Railway and Light Company[2]
Lewiston–Clarkston Transit Company[1]
North Coast Power Company[1]
Olympia Light and Power Company[1]
Pacific Northwest Traction Company[2]
Pacific Traction Company[1]
Puget Sound Electric Railway[2]
Puget Sound International Railway and Power Company[1]
Seattle-Everett Traction Company[15]
Seattle Municipal Street Railway[1]
Seattle, Renton and Southern Railway[2] Later Seattle and Rainier Valley Railway
Spokane, Coeur d'Alene and Palouse Railway[1][2] Earlier Inland Empire Railroad and Spokane and Eastern Railway and Power Company
Tacoma Railway and Power Company[1]
Tacoma and Steilacoom Railway[2]
Twin City Railroad[2]
Vancouver Traction Company[2]
Walla Walla Valley Railway[2]
Washington Water Power Company[2]
Willapa Electric Company[2] Earlier Willapa Harbor Railway
Yakima Valley Transportation Company[2]

West Virginia[edit]

Name Date (From) Date (To) Notes
Charleston Interurban Railroad[2]
City and Elm Grove Railroad[2]
Lewisburg and Ronceverte Railway[2]
Monongahela West Penn Public Service Company[1][2] Earlier Kanawha Traction and Electric Company and Monongahela Power and Railway Company
Morgantown and Dunkard Valley Railroad[2]
Ohio Valley Electric Railway[2]
Parkersburg and Ohio Valley Electric Railway[2]
Tri-City Traction Company[1][2] Earlier Princeton Power Company
Sistersville and New Martinsville Traction Company[1]
Tyler Traction Company[2]
Union Traction Company of West Virginia[2]
Wellsburg, Bethany and Washington Railway[2]
Wheeling Public Service Company[1]
Wheeling Traction Company[2]


Name Date (From) Date (To) Notes
Chicago, Harvard and Geneva Lake Railway[1]
Eastern Wisconsin Electric Company[1]
Manitowoc and Northern Traction Company[2]
Northern States Power Company[2]
The Milwaukee Electric Railway and Light Company[1][2] Earlier Milwaukee Northern Railway; later Milwaukee Rapid Transit and Speedrail Company and East Troy Electric Railroad
Wisconsin–Minnesota Electric Light and Power Company[1]
Wisconsin Power and Light Company[2] Earlier Sheboygan Light, Power and Railway Company
Wisconsin Power Company[2]
Wisconsin Public Service Company[2]
Wisconsin Traction, Light, Heat and Power Company[2]
Wisconsin Valley Electric Railway[2]


Name Date (From) Date (To) Notes
Sheridan Railway and Light Company[2]

See also[edit]


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