INTERURBAN RAILWAYS IN WISCONSIN

(EXCLUDING CHICAGO/MILWAUKEE/SOUTHEAST WISCONSIN AREA)

Interurban Railway Map


EASTERN WISCONSIN ELECTRIC CO.
Consolidation in 1917 of what had been the following interurban railway companies:

Sheboygan Light, Power & Railway Co. (Sheboygan-Plymouth-Elkhart Lake)
Fond Du Lac & Oshkosh Railway Co.
Winnebago Traction Co. (Oshkosh-Neenah)

Acquired in 1924 by Wisconsin Power & Light Co., controlled by Middle West Utilities Co.

Interurban lines:
Sheboygan-Plymouth-Elkhart Lake (constructed 1899-1909)
Fond Du Lac-Oshkosh (constructed 1903)
Oshkosh-Neenah (constructed 1899)

Interurban service operated until 1927

Local service: Fond Du Lac, Oshkosh, Sheboygan

Replacement bus companies:
Wisconsin Power & Light Co./"Orange Line" (1920's-1945)
Northland Greyhound Lines (after 1945)


WISCONSIN TRACTION LIGHT HEAT & POWER CO.
Incorporated 1900, acquiring Fox River Valley Electric Co.
and Appleton Electric Light & Power Co.

Renamed 1927 to Wisconsin-Michigan Power Co.

Controlled after 1923 by North American Co.

Interurban lines:
Neenah-Appleton (constructed 1898)
Appleton-Kaukauna (constructed 1902)

Interurban service operated until 1928

Local service: Appleton


WISCONSIN PUBLIC SERVICE CO.
Incorporated 1911, acquiring Fox River Railway & Power Co.

Controlled after 1925 by Standard Gas & Electric Co.

Interurban line:
Kaukauna-Green Bay (constructed 1904)

Interurban service operated until 1928

Local service: Green Bay


MANITOWOC & NORTHERN TRACTION CO.
Incorporated 1902 as Manitowoc & Northern Traction Co., sold 1922 to Wisconsin-Minnesota Light & Power Co., sold 1923 to Wisconsin Public Service Co.

Interurban line:
Manitowoc-Two Rivers (constructed 1902)

Interurban service operated until 1926

Local service: Manitowoc


NORTHERN STATES POWER CO.
Incorporated 1898 as Chippewa Valley Light Railway & Power Co., sold 1914 to Wisconsin-Minnesota Light & Power Co., sold 1923 to Northern States Power Co., a subsidiary of Standard Gas & Electric Co.

Interurban line:
Chippewa Falls-Eau Claire (constructed 1898)

Interurban service operated until 1926

Local service: Chippewa Falls


WISCONSIN VALLEY ELECTRIC RAILWAY

Interurban line:
Wausau-Schofield (completed 1909)

Interurban service operated until 1934

Local service: Wausau


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