TRANSIT SYSTEMS IN INDIANA

SMALLER CITIES

Angola

1904-1918 - Angola Railway & Power Co.
1918 - streetcars discontinued

Columbus

1892-1893 - Crump's Street Railway
1893-1904 - John S. Crump Street Railway & Lighting Plant
1904-1907 - Columbus Street Railway & Light Co.
1907-1912 - Indianapolis, Columbus & Southern Traction Co.
1912-1925 - Interstate Public Service Co.
1925-1931 - Interstate Public Service Co. (Middle West Utilities Co.)
1931-1932 - Public Service Co. of Indiana (Midland United Co.)
1932 - streetcars discontinued
After 1932 - Leppert Bus Lines

Covington

1910-1910 - Covington & South Western Railroad Co.
1910 - streetcars discontinued

Elwood

1893-1899 - Elwood Electric Street Railway
1899-1924 - Union Traction Co. of Indiana
1924 - streetcars discontinued
Private bus co. in 1952 - Elwood Transit

La Porte

1908-1918 - Goshen South Bend & Chicago Railroad Co.
1918 - streetcars discontinued
After 1918 - H. E. Jahns Bus Company
1938-1956 - Maple City Lines
1956-1973 - no transit service

Logansport

1883-1891 - Logansport Street Railway Co.
1891-1904 - Logansport Railway Co.
1904-1911 - Fort Wayne & Wabash Valley Traction Co.
1911-1920 - Fort Wayne & Northern Indiana Traction Co.
1920-1925 - Indiana Service Corp.
1925-1932 - Indiana Service Corp. (Midland Utilities Co.)
1932 - streetcars discontinued
Period of no transit service
Prior to 1962 - City Transit Co.
After 1962 - Logansport Bus Co.

Madison

1873-1896 - Madison Street Railway Co.
1896-1920's - Madison Light & Railway Co.
1920's - streetcars discontinued
Private bus co. in 1952 - City Bus Line

New Castle

Streetcar co. - Terre Haute, Indianapolis & Eastern Traction Co.
Streetcars discontinued
Private bus co. in 1952 - Browning Bus Line Co.

Peru

1901-1904 - Wabash River Traction Co.
1904-1911 - Fort Wayne & Wabash Valley Traction Co.
1911-1920 - Fort Wayne & Northern Indiana Traction Co.
1920-1925 - Indiana Service Corp.
1925-1934 - Indiana Service Corp. (Midland Utilities Co.)
1934 - streetcars discontinued
Private bus co. in 1952 - Leppert Bus Lines

Vincennes

1881-1906 - Vincennes Citizens' Street Railway Co.
1906-1922 - Vincennes Traction Co.
1922-1938 - Vincennes Electric Railway Co.
1938 - streetcars discontinued
Private bus co. in 1952 - Vincennes Transit

Wabash

1901-1904 - Wabash River Traction Co.
1904-1911 - Fort Wayne & Wabash Valley Traction Co.
1911-1920 - Fort Wayne & Northern Indiana Traction Co.
1920-1925 - Indiana Service Corp.
1925-1933 - Indiana Service Corp. (Midland Utilities Co.)
1931 - streetcars discontinued
Prior to 1952 - Leppert Bus Lines

Warsaw

1906-1945 - Winona Interurban Railway Co.
1938 - streetcars discontinued
Private bus co. in 1952 - Warsaw & Winona Bus Corp.

Washington

1894-1935 - Washington Street Railway
Private bus co. in 1952 - City Service Co.


ADDITIONAL CITIES NEVER WITH STREETCARS

The only history found for transit systems in these cities, is from the 1952 "Mass Transportation's Directory", identifying these bus systems in existence as of 1952.

Bedford - Dillon Bus Lines
Clinton - City Bus Line
Connersville - Perry Bus Line
Crawfordsville - Crawfordsville City Bus Co.
Greensburg - Tree City Bus Lines
Huntington - Huntington City Lines Co.
Lawrenceburg - Dearborn & Ohio Counties Transportation Co.
Princeton - Princeton City Lines
Shelbyville - Shelbyville Bus Line
Valparaiso - Gary-Hobart-Valparaiso Transit


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