INTERURBAN RAILWAYS IN OHIO

(SMALLER COMPANIES)

Interurban Railway Map


CAMBRIDGE POWER LIGHT & TRACTION CO.
Sold 1910 to Midland Power & Traction Co.
Sold 1914 to New Midland Power & Traction Co.
Sold 1915 to Ohio Service Co.
Controlled 1923-1927 by American Gas & Electric Co.

Interurban line:
Cambridge-Pleasant City (completed 1912)
Abandoned 1927


CINCINNATI & COLUMBUS TRACTION CO.

Interurban line:
Cincinnati-Hillsboro (completed 1906)
Abandoned 1920


CINCINNATI GEORGETOWN & PORTSMOUTH RAILROAD
Reorganized 1928 as Cincinnati Georgetown Railroad Co.

Interurban lines:
Cincinnati-Georgetown (electrified 1902, discontinued 1936)
Georgetown-Russellville (constructed 1904, discontinued 1933)
Lake Allyn-Batavia (constructed 1902, discontinued 1936)


CINCINNATI & HAMILTON TRACTION CO.
Incorporated 1902, consolidating two predecessor companies.
Acquired 1905 by Ohio Traction Co.
Consolidated 1926 into Cincinnati Street Railway Co.

Interurban line:
Cincinnati-Hamilton (completed 1901)
Abandoned 1930


CINCINNATI LAWRENCEBURG & AURORA ELECTRIC STREET RAILROAD CO.
Reorganized 1928 as Cincinnati, Lawrenceburg & Aurora Electric Railway Co.

Interurban lines:
Cincinnati-Aurora/Harrison (completed 1900)
Abandoned 1930


CINCINNATI MILFORD & BLANCHESTER TRACTION CO.
Originally Cincinnati, Milford & Loveland Traction Co.
Reorganized 1918 as Cincinnati, Milford & Blanchester Traction Co.

Interurban line:
Cincinnati-Blanchester (completed 1906)
Abandoned 1942


CLEVELAND PAINESVILLE & EASTERN RAILROAD

Interurban lines:
Cleveland-Painesville (constructed 1896)
Cleveland-Willoughby shore line (constructed 1898)
Painesville-Ashtabula (constructed 1904)

Abandoned 1926

Line between Painesville and Ashtabula operated by subsidiary Cleveland, Painesville & Ashtabula Railroad.

Local service: Painesville


CLEVELAND SOUTHWESTERN & COLUMBUS RAILWAY
Reorganized 1924 as Cleveland Southwestern Railway & Light Co.

Interurban lines:
Cleveland-Elyria (constructed 1895, discontinued 1931)
Elyria-Oberlin (constructed 1897, discontinued 1931)
Elyria-Wellington (constructed 1899, discontinued 1931)
Elyria-Lorain (constructed 1900, discontinued 1931)
Oberlin-Norwalk (constructed 1902, discontinued 1924)
Cleveland-Medina (constructed 1897, discontinued 1931)
Medina-Wooster (constructed 1901, discontinued 1931)
Seville-Mansfield (constructed 1908, discontinued 1931)
Mansfield-Bucyrus (constructed 1902, discontinued 1931)


COLUMBUS DELAWARE & MARION RAILWAY
Reorganized 1917 as Columbus, Delaware & Marion Electric Co.

Controlled 1930-1932 by Middle West Utilities Co.

Interurban lines:
Columbus-Marion (constructed 1903)
Marion-Bucyrus (constructed 1908)
Abandoned 1933

Line between Marion-Bucyrus operated by subsidiary Columbus, Marion & Bucyrus Railroad.

Local service: Delaware, Marion

Replacement bus companies:
Marion-Lima Transit Co. (1933-1939)
Pennsylvania Greyhound Lines (after 1939)


COLUMBUS MAGNETIC SPRINGS & NORTHERN RAILWAY
Consolidation in 1906 of what had been the following interurban railway companies.

Delaware & Magnetic Springs Railway
Richwood & Magnetic Springs Railway

Interurban line:
Delaware-Magnetic Springs (constructed 1904)
Magnetic Springs-Richwood (constructed 1906)
Abandoned 1919


DAYTON COVINGTON & PIQUA TRACTION CO.

Interurban line:
Dayton-Piqua (completed 1903)
Abandoned 1926

Replacement bus companies:
St. John Transportation Co. (until 1952)


DAYTON & TROY ELECTRIC RAILWAY

Interurban line:
Dayton-Troy (completed 1901)
Troy-Piqua (completed 1893)
Abandoned 1932

Local service: Piqua


DAYTON & XENIA TRANSIT CO.
Originally Dayton & Xenia Traction Co., constructing a line between its namesake cities, and subsequently acquired the following interurban railway companies.

Dayton & Xenia Rapid Transit Co.
Dayton, Spring Valley & Wilmington Transit Co.

Renamed 1901 to Dayton & Xenia Transit Co.

Interurban lines:
Dayton-Xenia (constructed 1899, discontinued 1937)
Dayton-Xenia (Rapid Transit) (constructed 1899, discontinued 1908)
Belmont-Spring Valley (constructed 1899, discontinued 1923)

Replacement bus companies:
Dayton & Xenia Motor Bus Co. (until 1956)


EASTERN OHIO TRACTION CO.

Interurban lines:
Cleveland-Chagrin Falls (constructed 1897, discontinued 1925)
Chagrin Falls-Hiram (constructed 1902, discontinued 1914)
Hiram-Garrettsville (constructed 1903, discontinued 1914)
Cleveland-Middlefield (constructed 1901, discontinued 1925)
Chardon branch (constructed 1901, discontinued 1925)


FOSTORIA & FREMONT
Sold 1930 to Western Ohio Railway & Power Co.

Interurban line:
Fostoria-Fremont (completed 1911)
Abandoned 1932

Local service: Fremont


GALLIPOLIS & NORTHERN TRACTION CO.

Interurban line:
Gallipolis-Point Pleasant (electrified 1913)
Abandoned 1923

Local service: Fremont


HOCKING-SUNDAY CREEK TRACTION CO.
Reorganized 1926 as Nelsonville-Athens Electric Railway Co.

Interurban line:
Nelsonville-Athens (completed 1915)
Abandoned 1932


INTERURBAN RAILWAY & TERMINAL CO.
Consolidation of the following interurban railway companies.

Cincinnati & Eastern Electric Railway (to New Richmond)
Suburban Traction Co. (to Bethel)
Rapid Railway (to Lebanon)

Interurban lines:
Cincinnati-New Richmond (constructed 1902, discontinued 1922)
Cincinnati-Bethel (constructed 1903, discontinued 1918)
Cincinnati-Lebanon (constructed 1903, discontinued 1922)


LAKE ERIE BOWLING GREEN & NAPOLEAN RAILWAY

Interurban lines:
Woodville-Pemberville (constructed 1906, discontinued 1916)
Pemberville-Bowling Green (constructed 1902, discontinued 1925)
Bowling Green-Tontogony (constructed 1910, discontinued 1916)

Line between Pemberville and Bowling Green sold 1916 to Toledo Fostoria & Findlay Railway.


LEBANON & FRANKLIN TRACTION CO.

Interurban line:
Lebanon-Franklin (completed 1904)
Abandoned 1919


MANSFIELD RAILWAY LIGHT & POWER CO.
Originally Citizens Electric Light & Power Co.

Sold 1903 to Mansfield Railway Light & Power Co.
Sold 1915 to Mansfield Public Utility & Service Co.
Sold 1918 to Richland Public Service Co.
Sold 1922 to Ohio Public Service Co.

Controlled after 1914 by Cities Service Co.

Interurban line:
Mansfield-Shelby (completed 1901)
Abandoned 1934

Local service: Mansfield


MAUMEE VALLEY RAILWAYS & LIGHT CO.

Interurban line:
Toledo-Waterville (completed 1901)
Abandoned 1924


OHIO RIVER ELECTRIC RAILWAY & POWER CO.

Interurban line:
Racine-Pomeroy-Gravel Hill (completed 1900)
Abandoned 1929


OHIO TRACTION CO.
Originally Cincinnati & Hamilton Traction Co.
Reorganized 1905 as Ohio Traction Co.

Interurban line:
Cincinnati-Hamilton (completed 1901)
Abandoned 1926


PENNSYLVANIA & OHIO ELECTRIC RAILWAY
Reorganized 1919 as Pennsylvania & Ohio Traction Co.

Interurban lines:
Ashtabula-Conneaut (constructed 1901)
Ashtabula-Jefferson (constructed 1902)
Abandoned 1926


PORTSMOUTH STREET RAILWAY & LIGHT CO.
Sold 1923 to Portsmouth Public Service Co.

Controlled 1926-1929 by American Gas & Electric Co.

Interurban line:
Portsmouth-Sciotoville (completed 1893)
Abandoned 1929

Local service: Portsmouth


SANDUSKY NORWALK & MANSFIELD RAILWAY

Interurban lines:
Norwalk-Plymouth (constructed 1904)
Plymouth-Shelby (constructed 1907)
Sold/deelectrified 1921


SCIOTO VALLEY TRACTION CO.
Renamed 1923 to Scioto Valley Railway & Power Co.

Interurban lines:
Columbus-Circleville (constructed 1904)
Circleville-Chillicothe (constructed 1905)
Columbus-Lancaster (constructed 1904)
Abandoned 1930

Local service: Chillicothe

Replacement bus companies:
Valley Public Service Co. (until 1945)
Valley Greyhound Lines (1945-1949)
Lake Shore Coach Lines (1949-1974)


SOUTHEAST OHIO RAILWAY & LIGHT CO.
Reorganized 1916 as Southeastern Ohio Railway Co.

Interurban line:
Zanesville-Crooksville (completed 1906)
Abandoned 1924

Replacement bus companies:
United Motor Stage Co. (until 1953)
Zane Transit Lines (1953-1956)
Ohio Trailways (after 1956)


SPRINGFIELD TROY & PIQUA RAILWAY
Reorganized 1917 as Springfield Terminal Railway & Power Co.

Interurban line:
Springfield-Troy (completed 1904)
Abandoned 1923

Replacement bus companies:
Springfield-Troy Bus Line (until 1954)


SPRINGFIELD & WASHINGTON RAILWAY
Originally Springfield, S. Charleston, Washington C.H. & Chillicothe Traction Co.
Reorganized 1905 as Washington Traction Co.
Reorganized 1908 as Springfield & Washington Railway.

Interurban line:
Springfield-South Charleston (completed 1904)
Abandoned 1922


SPRINGFIELD & XENIA RAILWAY
Originally Springfield & Xenia Traction Co.
Reorganized 1904 as Springfield & Xenia Railway.
Sold 1928 to Springfield & Xenia Railroad.

Interurban line:
Springfield-Xenia (completed 1902)
Abandoned 1934

Replacement bus companies:
Springfield & Xenia Transportation Co. (until 1954)
Dayton & Southeastern Lines (1954-1972)


STARK ELECTRIC RAILROAD

Interurban line:
Canton-Alliance-Salem (completed 1904)
Abandoned 1937

Local service: Alliance

Replacement bus companies:
Stark Transit (until 1957)
Tri-City Transit (1957-1963)


STEUBENVILLE EAST LIVERPOOL & BEAVER VALLEY TRACTION CO.
Incorporated 1917, and acquired several predecessor street railway companies.

Interurban line:
Steubenville-East Liverpool-Beaver (completed 1906)
Abandoned 1939

Local service: Steubenville, East Liverpool

Replacement bus companies:
Valley Motor Transit Co. (1935-1954)


TIFFIN FOSTORIA & EASTERN ELECTRIC RAILWAY
Originally Tiffin & Fostoria Electric Railway Co.
Reorganized 1898 as Tiffin, Fostoria & Eastern Electric Railway Co.
Sold 1925 to Toledo, Fostoria & Findlay Railway Co.

Interurban line:
Tiffin-Fostoria (completed 1896)
Abandoned 1930

Local service: Tiffin

Replacement bus companies:
Tiffin-Fremont-Fostoria Bus Lines (until 1953)


TOLEDO BOWLING GREEN & SOUTHERN TRACTION CO.

Interurban line:
Toledo-Findlay (completed 1902)
Abandoned 1930

Local service: Findlay


TOLEDO FOSTORIA & FINDLAY RAILWAY

Interurban lines:
Toledo-Pemberville (constructed 1908, discontinued 1930)
Pemberville-Fostoria (constructed 1905, discontinued 1930)
Fostoria-Findlay (constructed 1901, discontinued 1932)

Line between Fostoria and Findlay sold 1930 to Western Ohio Railway & Power Co.


TOLEDO & INDIANA RAILROAD
Originally Toledo & Indiana Railway
Reorganized 1910 as Toledo & Indiana Traction Co.
Reorganized 1911 as Toledo & Indiana Railroad.

Controlled after 1926 by Cities Service Co.

Interurban line:
Toledo-Bryan (completed 1905)
Abandoned 1939


TOLEDO PORT CLINTON & LAKESIDE RAILWAY

Interurban line:
Toledo-Marblehead (completed 1906)
Abandoned 1939

Replacement bus companies:
Port Clinton Coach Lines (until 1948)
Buckeye Stages (1948-1957)


TOLEDO & WESTERN RAILWAY
Reorganized 1906 as Toledo & Western Railroad
Reorganized 1921 as Toledo & Western Railway

Controlled 1907-1924 by Cities Service Co.

Interurban lines:
Toledo-Adrian (constructed 1901)
Toledo-Fayette (constructed 1902)
Fayette-Pioneer (constructed 1903)
Abandoned 1933


WELLSTON & JACKSON BELT RAILWAY

Interurban line:
Wellston-Jackson (completed 1896)
Abandoned 1915


WESTERN OHIO RAILWAY
Reorganized 1928 as Western Ohio Railway & Power Co.

Interurban lines:
Lima-Wapakoneta-Minster (constructed 1902)
Wapakoneta-Piqua (constructed 1903)
St. Mary's-Celina (constructed 1903)
Lima-Findlay (constructed 1905)
Minster-Fort Loramie (constructed 1911)
Abandoned 1932


YOUNGSTOWN & OHIO RIVER RAILROAD

Interurban line:
Leetonia-East Liverpool (completed 1909)
Abandoned 1931


YOUNGSTOWN & SOUTHERN RAILWAY
Reorganized 1916 as Youngstown & Suburban Railway
Renamed 1944 to Youngstown & Southern Railway Co.

Interurban line:
Youngstown-Leetonia (electrified 1907)
Abandoned 1948


Interurban Timetables

Schedules of interurban lines in Ohio, from the August 1923 Russell's Official Eastern States Railway Guide.


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