INTERURBAN RAILWAYS IN NEW YORK/NEW JERSEY


NEW YORK

Interurban Railway Map

ALBANY & HUDSON RAILROAD
Albany-Hudson (1900-1929)

AUBURN & SYRACUSE ELECTRIC RAILROAD
Auburn-Syracuse (1901-1930)

BUFFALO & LAKE ERIE TRACTION CO.
Buffalo-Erie PA (1903-1933)

Replacement bus companies:
Buffalo & Erie Coach Co. (1925-1935)
West Ridge Transportation Co. (1935-1950)
Central Greyhound Lines (after 1950)

BUFFALO LOCKPORT & ROCHESTER RAILWAY
Lockport-Rochester (1908-1931)

CHAUTAUQUA TRACTION CO.
Jamestown-Westfield (1904-1926)
Westfield-Barcelona (1909-1920)

Replacement bus companies:
West Ridge Transportation Co. (until 1950)
Chautauqua Transit Co. (1950-1971)
Blue Bird Coach Lines (1971-1989)

CORTLAND COUNTY TRACTION CO.
Cortland-McGraw (1895-1931)
Cortland-Homer (1895-1931)
Homer-Preble (1905-1929)

Replacement bus companies:
Cortland County Bus Lines (1928-1930)

ELMIRA & SENECA LAKE TRACTION CO.
Elmira-Watkins Glen (1900-1923)

Replacement bus companies:
Elmira-Watkins Glen Transit Corp. (until 1977)

ELMIRA CORNING & WAVERLY RAILWAY
Elmira-Waverly (1907-1930)
Elmira-Corning (1911-1930)

Replacement bus companies:
Corning-Elmira-Waverly Coach Lines (until 1945)
Carpenter's Rapid Transit (1945-1952)

EMPIRE STATE RAILROAD
Syracuse-Oswego (1898-1931)

Replacement bus companies:
Syracuse Northern Electric Railway (until 1938)
Syracuse-Oswego Motor Lines (1938-1993)

In 1993, service was taken over by publicly owned Centro.

ERIE RAILROAD
Rochester-Mount Morris (1907-1934)

FONDA JOHNSTOWN & GLOVERSVILLE RAILROAD
Fonda-Gloversville (1894-1938)
Johnstown-Schenectady (1903-1938)

Also operated local service in cities served.

Replacement bus companies:
Fonda Johnstown & Gloversville Railroad (1929-1956)
Mohawk Valley Transit (1956-1970)
Adirondack Transit Lines/Adirondack Trailways (after 1970)

GENEVA SENECA FALLS & AUBURN RAILROAD
Geneva-Seneca Falls (1895-1928)

Replacement bus companies:
Geneva Railway Bus Lines (until 1928)
Colonial Motor Coach Corp. (1928-1930)
Eastern Greyhound Lines of New York (1930-1936)
Central Greyhound Lines (after 1936)

HUDSON VALLEY RAILWAY
Troy-Warrensburg (1903-1928)
Mechanicville-Ballston Spa (1903-1925)
Ballston Spa-Saratoga Springs (1903-1918)
Saratoga Springs-Glens Falls (1903-1925)

INTERNATIONAL RAILWAY
Buffalo-Niagara Falls (1895-1922)
Buffalo-Niagara Falls High Speed (1918-1937)
Buffalo-Lockport (1898-1937)
Lockport-Olcott (1900-1937)

Also operated local service in Buffalo/Niagara Falls.

Operated replacement interurban bus service between Buffalo and Niagara Falls. In 1937, Central Greyhound Lines began operating replacement bus service between Buffalo and Lockport, and Ridge Road Express began operating replacement bus service between Lockport and Olcott. In 1939, Lockport Bus Lines began operating local service in Lockport, replacing International Railway streetcars. Lockport Bus Lines acquired the Lockport-Olcott segment in 1947, and the Buffalo-Lockport segment in 1962. International Railway in 1950 became Niagara Frontier Transit System, Inc., which in 1968 became the publicly owned Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority (NFTA). NFTA acquired Lockport Bus Lines in 1975.

JAMESTOWN WESTFIELD & NORTHWESTERN RAILWAY
Jamestown-Westfield (1914-1947)

KAYDEROSS RAILROAD
Ballston Spa-Middle Grove (1898-1929)

LEWISTOWN & YOUNGSTOWN FRONTIER RAILWAY
Lewiston-Fort Niagara (1896-1935)

NEW YORK STATE RAILWAYS
Rochester-Sodus Point (1900-1929)
Rochester-Geneva (1903-1930)
Utica-Syracuse (1907-1930)
Rome-Utica-Little Falls (1902-1933)

Replacement bus companies: (Rochester-Sodus Point)
Rochester Oswego & Watertown Bus Lines (until 1956)
Rochester-Penfield Bus Co. (1956-1958)
Western New York Motor Lines (1958-1981)
Empire Trailways (1981-1994)
New York Trailways (after 1994)

Replacement bus companies: (Rochester-Geneva)
Colonial Motor Coach Corp. (until 1930)
Eastern Greyhound Lines of New York (1930-1936)
Central Greyhound Lines (after 1936)

Replacement bus companies: (Utica-Syracuse/Little Falls)
Central New York Coach Co. (until 1993)

ROCHESTER & SYRACUSE RAILROAD
Rochester-Syracuse (1906-1931)

SCHENECTADY RAILWAY
Schenectady-Albany (1901-1933)
Schenectady-Troy (1902-1934)
Schenectady-Saratoga Springs (1904-1941)

Schenectady Railway operated replacement interurban bus service, discontinuing Saratoga Springs route around 1950. Sold 1952 to Schenectady Transportation Corp., sold 1970 to city owned Schenectady Transit System, and consolidated 1972 into publicly owned Capital District Transportation Authority (CDTA).

SOUTHERN NEW YORK RAILWAY
Oneonta-Herkimer (1901-1933)

SYRACUSE NORTHERN ELECTRIC RAILWAY
Syracuse-Brewerton (1901-1932)

WESTERN NEW YORK & PENNSYLVANIA TRACTION CO.
Olean-Allegany (1894-1927)
Olean-Bolivar (1902-1926)
Olean-Shingle House (1903-1927)
Salamanca-Allegany (1907-1927)
Salamanca-Little Valley (1908-1925)
Bradford PA-Lewis Run PA (1901-1927)
Bradford PA-Seneca Jct. (1908-1927)

Reorganized 1921 as Olean Bradford & Salamanca Traction Co.

Replacement bus companies:
Olean Bradford & Salamanca Bus Co. (1925-1929)
Allegany Coach Co. (1929-1938)
West Ridge Transportation Co. (1938-1950)
Central Greyhound Lines (after 1950)


NEW YORK - "LINES WITH SOME INTERURBAN CHARACTISTICS"

Lines which did not fully meet the authors' definitions of an interurban in the book "The Electric Interurban Railways In America", but nevertheless could be considered as interurban railways.

KEESEVILLE AUSAUBLE CHASM & LAKE CHAMPLAIN RAILROAD
Keeseville-Port Kent (1905-1911)

LIMA HONEOYE ELECTRIC LIGHT & RAILROAD CO.
Lima-Honeoye Falls (1899-1915)

NEW PALTZ HIGHLAND & POUGHKEEPSIE TRACTION CO.
New Paltz-Highland (1897-1925)

NIAGARA GORGE RAILWAY
Niagara Falls-Lewiston (1895-1935)

ORANGE COUNTY TRACTION CO.
Newburgh-Walden (1895-1925)

PAUL SMITH'S ELECTRIC LIGHT POWER & RAILROAD CO.
Paul Smith's Hotel-Lake Clear Junction (1906-1936)

WALKILL TRANSIT CO.
Middletown-Goshen (1895-1924)


NEW JERSEY

PUBLIC SERVICE CORPORATION OF NEW JERSEY
Newark-Camden (1913-1931)

ATLANTIC CITY & SHORE RAILROAD
Atlantic City-Somers Point (1906-1948)
Somers Point-Ocean City (1907-1946)

BRIDGETON & MILLVILLE TRACTION CO.
Bridgeton-Millville (1892-1931)
Bridgeton-Bivalve (1902-1922)

NEW JERSEY INTERURBAN CO.
Phillipsburg-Port Murray (1906-1925)

Replacement bus companies:
New Jersey Interurban Coach Co. (1925-1941)

Sold 1925 to New Jersey Interurban Coach Co., which operated replacement and supplemental bus service until 1941.


NEW JERSEY - "LINES WITH SOME INTERURBAN CHARACTISTICS"

Lines which did not fully meet the authors' definitions of an interurban in the book "The Electric Interurban Railways In America", but nevertheless could be considered as interurban railways.

NEW JERSEY & PENNSYLVANIA TRACTION CO.
Trenton-Princeton (1901-1940)


Electric Railway Map

Map basically does not show the above electric railways, which generally were not major parts of the overall transportation system in New Jersey. Most public transportation in New Jersey was operated by Public Service Corp. of New Jersey, which later became the publicly owned New Jersey Transit, covered in the New Jersey Transit section of this Web site.


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