INTERURBAN RAILWAYS IN PENNSYLVANIA/DELAWARE


PENNSYLVANIA

Electric Railway Map (east)

Electric Railway Map (west)

Maps cover the more densely populated regions of the state, and show interurban railways and other electric railways.


CLEVELAND & ERIE RAILWAY
Erie-Conneaut OH (1903-1922)

Replacement bus companies:
West Ridge Transportation Co. (until 1950)
Central Greyhound Lines (after 1950)

LACKAWANNA & WYOMING VALLEY RAILROAD
Scranton-Wilkes Barre (1903-1952)

Replacement bus companies:
Laurel Line Transportation Co. (1924-1951)

LEHIGH VALLEY TRANSIT CO.
Allentown-Lansdale (1903-1951)
Lansdale-Chestnut Hill (1903-1926)
Lansdale-Norristown (1912-1951)

Replacement bus companies:
Lehigh Valley Transit Co. (until 1956)
North Penn Bus Lines (after 1956)

Bus service later discontinued north of Lansdale, and eventually evolved to SEPTA bus routes 94 and 96. Further information available at the Philadelphia section of this Web site.

NORTHWESTERN PENNSYLVANIA RAILWAY
Meadville-Linesville/Conneaut Lake (1898-1927)
Meadville-Cambridge Springs (1903-1928)
Cambridge Springs-Erie (1901-1928)

Replacement bus companies:
Penn Public Motor Transportation Co. (1924-1928)
West Ridge Transportation Co. (1928-1950)
Central Greyhound Lines (after 1950)

PITTSBURGH HARMONY BUTLER & NEW CASTLE RAILWAY
Pittsburgh-Butler (1907-1931)
Pittsburgh-Evans City-Butler (1908-1931)
Evans City-New Castle (1908-1931)

Replacement bus companies:
Harmony Short Line Motor Transportation Co. (1922-1961)
Lincoln Coach Lines (1961-1985)

Suburban bus service in Pittsburgh area eventually became part of publicly owned Port Authority Transit (PAT), covered in the Pittsburgh section of this Web site.

SCRANTON & BINGHAMTON TRACTION CO.
Scranton-Montrose (1908-1931)

SOUTHERN CAMBRIA RAILWAY
Johnstown-Ebensburg (1910-1928)
Brookdale-South Fork (1910-1928)

WARREN & JAMESTOWN STREET RAILWAY
Warren-Jamestown NY (1905-1929)

Replacement bus companies:
West Ridge Transportation Co. (until 1950)
Central Greyhound Lines (after 1950)

WILKES BARRE & HAZLETON RAILWAY
Wilkes Barre-Hazleton (1903-1933)

Replacement bus companies:
Hazleton Auto-Bus Co. (until 1945)
Capitol Bus Co./Capitol Trailways (after 1945)


"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.

ALLENTOWN & READING TRACTION CO.
Allentown-Kutztown (1902-1929)
Kutztown-Reading (1902-1930)

Replacement bus companies:
Allentown & Reading Transit/Allentown & Reading Trailways (until 1947)
Reading Transportation Co./Reading Trailways (after 1947)

ALTOONA & LOGAN VALLEY ELECTRIC RAILWAY
Altoona-Hollidaysburg (1893-1954)
Altoona-Bellwood (1894-1938)
Bellwood-Tyrone (1902-1938)

Also operated local service in Altoona.

Replacement bus companies:
Altoona & Logan Valley Electric Railway (until 1959)
Blue & White Bus Lines (1959-1990)

BEAVER VALLEY TRACTION CO.
Leetsdale-Morado (1908-1937)
Rochester-Vanport (1908-1933)

Replacement bus companies:
Beaver Valley Motor Coach Co.

Service was eventually taken over by publicly owned Beaver County Transit Authority. Beaver County Transit Authority continues to operate suburban/interurban bus service in most of these areas.

CENTRE & CLEARFIELD RAILWAY
Philipsburg-Winburne (1903-1927)

CHAMBERSBURG & GETTYSBURG ELECTRIC RAILWAY
Chambersburg-Caledonia Park (1903-1926)

Replacement bus companies:
Cumberland Valley Transit Co.

CHAMBERSBURG GREENCASTLE & WAYNESBORO STREET RAILWAY
Chambersburg-Greencastle (1908-1928)
Greencastle-Waynesboro (1903-1928)
Waynesboro-Rouzerville (1903-1932)
Rouzerville-Pen Mar (1903-1928)

Replacement bus companies:
Cumberland Valley Transit Co.

CHAMBERSBURG & SHIPPENSBURG RAILWAY
Chambersburg-Shippensburg (1914-1928)

Replacement bus companies:
Cumberland Valley Transit Co.

CONESTOGA TRACTION CO.
Lancaster-Millersville (1891-1933)
Lancaster-Columbia (1894-1938)
Columbia-Marietta (1894-1932)
Lancaster-Lititz (1895-1938)
Lancaster-Ephrata (1900-1947)
Lancaster-Manheim (1901-1932)
Lancaster-Strasburg (1901-1932)
Lancaster-Adamstown (1903-1932)
Lancaster-Rocky Springs (1903-1947)
Lancaster-Terre Hill (1905-1932)
Lancaster-Quarry Hill (1905-1932)
Lancaster-Elizabethtown (1908-1932)
Lancaster-Coatesville (1909-1932)

Replacement bus companies:
Conestoga Transportation Co. (until 1976)

In 1976, service was taken over by publicly owned Red Rose Transit Authority. Red Rose Transit Authority continues to operate suburban/interurban bus service in most of these areas.

CORRY & COLUMBUS STREET RAILWAY
Corry-Columbus (1906-1924)

CUMBERLAND RAILWAY
Carlisle-Newville (1908-1920)

EASTERN PENNSYLVANIA RAILWAY
Pottsville-Mauch Chunk (1906-1931)

Also operated local service in Pottsville.

EPHRATA & LEBANON TRACTION CO.
Ephrata-Lebanon (1915-1931)

HERSHEY TRANSIT CO.
Hershey-Hummelstown (1904-1946)
Hershey-Palmyra (1904-1946)
Hershey-Elizabethtown (1907-1940)
Hershey-Lebanon (1911-1941)

JEFFERSON COUNTY TRACTION CO.
Punxsutawney-Reynoldsville (1902-1927)

JOHNSTOWN & SOMERSET RAILWAY
Johnstown-Jerome (1921-1933)

LANCASTER & YORK FURNACE STREET RAILWAY CO.
Lancaster & York Furnace (1903-1930)

NEW JERSEY & PENNSYLVANIA TRACTION CO.
Bristol-Langhorne (1896-1923)
Langhorne-Newtown (1897-1923)
Newtown-Wycombe (1899-1923)
Wycombe-Doylestown (1900-1923)
Trenton-Yardley (1901-1934)
Yardley-Newtown (1903-1924)
Yardley-Lambertville (1905-1924)

NORTHAMPTON TRACTION CO.
Easton-Portland (1903-1933)

NORTHERN CAMBRIA STREET RAILWAY
Patton-Barnsboro (1906-1926)

PENNSYLVANIA & MARYLAND STREET RAILWAY
Salisbury-Meyersdale (1908-1927)
Meyersdale-Garrett (1908-1924)

PHILADELPHIA & EASTON ELECTRIC RAILWAY
Doylestown-Easton (1904-1926)

Replacement bus companies:
Doylestown & Easton Motor Coach Co. (until 1944)
Pennsylvania Greyhound Lines (after 1944)

PHILADELPHIA SUBURBAN TRANSPORTATION CO.
Philadelphia area (1899-present)

PITTSBURGH RAILWAYS
Pittsburgh-Washington PA (1903-1952)
Pittsburgh-Charleroi (1910-1952)
Black Diamond-Donora (1911-1952)

Also operated local service in Pittsburgh. Interurban lines extended into Washington County, beyond area presently served by Port Authority Transit of Allegheny County.

Service from Pittsburgh to Donora and Charleroi now provided by publicly owned Mid Mon Valley Transit Authority.

READING TRANSIT CO.
Myerstown-Lebanon-Palmyra (1892-1930)
Reading-Womelsdorf (1895-1932)
Reading-Boyerstown (1902-1932)
Reading-Birdsboro (1904-1934)
Reading-Adamstown (1905-1933)

Also operated local service in Reading.

Replacement bus companies:
Reading Bus Co. (until 1973)

In 1973, service was taken over by publicly owned Berks Area Reading Transportation Authority. Little interurban bus service presently exists.

SCHUYLKILL RAILWAY
Mahanoy City-Ashland (1893-1931)

SOUTH FORK-PORTAGE RAILWAY CO.
South Fork-Summer Hill (1913-1928)

SLATE BELT ELECTRIC STREET RAILWAY
Nazareth-Bangor (1899-1926)

STROUDSBURG WATER GAP & PORTLAND RAILWAY
Stroudsburg-Water Gap (1907-1928)
Water Gap-Porland (1911-1928)

UNITED TRACTION STREET RAILWAY
Du Bois-Sykesville (1906-1928)
Sykesville-Big Run (1907-1928)

VALLEY RAILWAYS
Harrisburg-Marysville (1903-1931)
Harrisburg-Carlisle (1904-1922)

WEST CHESTER KENNETT & WILMINGTON ELECTRIC RAILWAY
Kennett Square-Wilmington (1903-1923)

WEST PENN RAILWAYS
McKeesport-Irwin (1901-1938)
Irwin-Greensburg-Mount Pleasant (1901-1952)
Mount Pleasant-Connellsville (1899-1952)
Connellsville-Uniontown (1900-1952)
Uniontown-Brownsville/Martin (1900-1950)
Latrobe-Hecla (1914-1952)
Oakdale-McDonald (1907-1927)
Aspinwall-Natrona (1906-1937)
Ford City-Kittanning (1899-1936)
Apollo-Leechburg (1906-1936)

Replacement bus companies:
Penn Transit Co.

Transit service in these areas are now provided by publicly owned Fayette Area Coordinated Transport, and Westmoreland County Transit Authority.

YORK RAILWAYS
York-Bittersville (1901-1939)
York-Dover (1901-1932)
York-York Haven (1904-1932)
York-Wrightsville (1904-1933)
York-Hanover (1907-1939)

Also operated local service in York.

Replacement bus companies:
York Bus Co. (until 1977)

In 1977, service was taken over by publicly owned York Area Transit Authority. York Area Transit Authority continues to operate suburban/interurban bus service in most of these areas.


DELAWARE - "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.

ODESSA & MIDDLETOWN RAILWAY
Odessa-Middletown (1903-1908)


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