INTERURBAN RAILWAYS IN IOWA


ALBIA INTERURBAN RAILWAY
Albia-Hiteman (1908-1925)
Albia-Hocking (1908-1925)

CEDAR RAPIDS & IOWA CITY RAILWAY
Cedar Rapids-Iowa City (1904-1953)
Cedar Rapids-Lisbon (1914-1928)

Subsidiary Crandic Stages began operating supplemental bus service in 1930. In 1934, Crandic Stages acquired by Interstate Transit Lines, which in 1943 began operating under name Overland Greyhound Lines, and in 1952 was consolidated into Overland Greyhound Lines. Replacement bus service on main route operated by Iowa City-Cedar Rapids Bus Lines, by 1960's operated by Missouri Transit Lines. Operated at least into 1970's.

CHARLES CITY WESTERN RAILWAY
Charles City-Marble Rock (1911-1952)
Charles City-Colwell (1915-1952)

CLINTON DAVENPORT & MUSCATINE RAILWAY
Clinton-Davenport (1904-1940)
Davenport-Muscatine (1912-1938)

Replacement bus service operated by Muscatine-Davenport & Clinton Bus Co., which in 1944 was acquired by Burlington Trailways as a subsidiary.

DES MOINES & CENTRAL IOWA RAILROAD
Des Moines-Colfax (1902-1941)
Des Moines-Granger (1906-1949)
Granger-Perry (1906-1948)
Granger-Woodward (1906-1941)

FORT DODGE DES MOINES & SOUTHERN RAILWAY
Fort Dodge-Des Moines (1907-1955)
Kelley-Ames (1907-1928)
Boone-Rockwell City (1911-1926)
Fort Dodge-Webster City/Lehigh (1916-1927)

Subsidiary Fort Dodge Des Moines & Southern Transportation Co. began operating supplemental bus service in 1925, and operated replacement interurban bus service. In 1931, Fort Dodge Des Moines & Southern Transportation Co. acquired by Interstate Transit Lines, which in 1943 began operating under name Overland Greyhound Lines, and in 1952 was consolidated into Overland Greyhound Lines.

MASON CITY & CLEAR LAKE RAILROAD
Mason City-Clear Lake (1897-1936)

Replacement bus service operated until 1950.

OSKALOOSA-BUXTON ELECTRIC RAILWAY
Oskaloosa-Beacon (1907-1920)

SOUTHERN IOWA RAILWAY
Albia-Centerville (1914-1933)
Centerville-Mystic (1909-1933)

TAMA & TOLEDO ELECTRIC RAILWAY
Tama-Toledo (1894-1925)

WATERLOO CEDAR FALLS & NORTHERN RAILWAY
Waterloo-Waverly (1901-1954)
Waterloo-Cedar Rapids (1912-1958)

Operated supplemental and replacement bus service from 1936 to 1953.


GREYHOUND/TRAILWAYS BUS ROUTES - HISTORY

Link to routes history page from the Interurban and Intercity Buses section of this Web site, including route histories of the Greyhound and Trailways companies in Iowa.

Route histories are generally organized by US Highway number, and contain various Route Data, tracing the history to acquisition by Greyhound or Trailways.


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