TRANSIT SYSTEMS IN OHIO

SMALLER CITIES


Bellaire/Bridgeport

Horse Car
1865-1893 - Bellaire Street Railroad Co.
1893 - horse cars replaced with electric streetcars operated by new company

1893-1897 - Bellaire Bridgeport & Martins Ferry Street Railroad Co.
1897-1901 - Bellaire Bridgeport & Martins Ferry Street Railway Co.
1901-1933 - Wheeling Traction Co.
1931 - streetcars replaced with buses

After 1933 - Cooperative Transit Co.

Bowling Green

1902-1916 - Lake Erie Bowling Green & Napoleon Railway Co.
1916-1930 - Toledo Fostoria & Findlay Railway Co.
1930 - streetcars discontinued

HISTORIC INTERURBAN RAILWAY
Woodville-Bowling Green-Tontogony (1902-1925)

Cambridge

1903-1909 - Cambridge Power Light & Traction Co.
1909-1914 - Midland Power & Traction Co.
1914-1915 - New Midland Power & Traction Co.
1915-1925 - Ohio Service Co.
1925-1929 - Ohio Power Co.
1929 - streetcars discontinued

Private bus co. in 1952 - Cambridge-Southern Transit Co.

HISTORIC INTERURBAN RAILWAY
Cambridge-Pleasant City (1912-1927)

Chillicothe

Horse Car
1876-1892 - Chillicothe Street Railroad Co.
1892 - horse cars replaced with electric streetcars operated by new company

1892-1894 - Chillicothe Electric Railway & Lighting Co.
1894-1923 - Chillicothe Electric Railroad Light & Power Co.
1923-1930 - Scioto Valley Railway & Power Co.
1930 - streetcars discontinued

Prior to 1973 - Public Transport Inc.

HISTORIC INTERURBAN RAILWAY
Columbus-Chillicothe/Lancaster
1904-1923 - Scioto Valley Traction Co.
1923-1930 - Scioto Valley Railway & Power Co.

Replacement interurban bus service operated most years by Lake Shore System

Coshocton

Private bus co. in 1952 - Coshocton City Lines

Defiance

1891-1891 - Defiance Street Railway Co.
1891-1894 - Defiance Light & Power Co.
1894-1900 - Defiance Light & Railroad Co.
1900-1909 - Peoples Gas & Electric Co.
1909-1915 - Defiance Street Railway
1915 - streetcars discontinued

Dennison/Uhrichsville

1892-1911 - United Electric Co.
1911-1915 - Twin City Traction Co.
1915-1922 - Ohio Service Co.
1922 - streetcars discontinued

Findlay

Horse Car
1887-1902 - Findlay Street Railway Co.
1892-1896 - horse cars replaced with electric streetcars

1902-1930 - Toledo Bowling Green & Southern Traction Co.
1930-1937 - Findlay Street Railway Co.
1932 - streetcars replaced with buses

After 1937 - Findlay Transit

Fremont

Horse Car
1890-1895 - Fremont Street Railway Co.
1894 - horse cars replaced with electric streetcars

1895-1905 - Creager Electric Light & Power Co.
1905-1907 - Fremont Street Railway Co.
1907-1910 - Fremont City Street Railway Co.
1910-1932 - Fostoria & Fremont Railway Co.
1932 - streetcars discontinued

Prior to 1960 - Fremont Transit Lines
1960-1960 - Fremont City Bus Lines (city owned)
After 1960 - Mac's Cab Co.

HISTORIC INTERURBAN RAILWAY
Fostoria-Fremont (1910-1932)

Gallipolis

1892-1895 - Gallipolis Street Railway Co.
1895-1900 - Gallipolis & Point Pleasant Railway Co.
1908-1913 - Kanauga Traction Co.
1913-1923 - Gallipolis & Northern Traction Co.
1921 - streetcars discontinued

HISTORIC INTERURBAN RAILWAY
Gallipolis-Point Pleasant (1913-1923)

Ironton

Horse Car
1887-1900 - Ironton & Petersburg Street Railway Co.
1896 - horse cars replaced with electric streetcars

1900-1930 - Ohio Valley Electric Railway Co.
1930 - streetcars discontinued

Prior to 1941 - Employees Bus Co.
After 1941 - Blue Ribbon Lines

Marietta

1888-1896 - several companies
1896-1901 - Marietta Electric Co.
1901-1916 - Parkersburg Marietta & Interurban Railway Co.
1916-1920 - Kanawha Valley Traction and Electric Co.
1920-1923 - Monongahela Valley Traction Co.
1923-1934 - Monongahela West Penn Public Service Co.
1934 - streetcars discontinued

Private bus co. in 1952 - Marietta Bus Lines

Mount Vernon

1894-1907 - Mount Vernon Electric Railway Co.
1907-1910 - Mount Vernon Railway & Light Co.
1910-1910's - Mount Vernon Electric Co.
1910's-1917 - Mount Vernon Railway Co.
1917 - streetcars discontinued

Private bus co. in 1952 - Mount Vernon City Transit

New Philadelphia/Dover

1889-1901 - Tuscarawas Railroad Co.
1901-1906 - Tuscarawas Traction Co.
1906-1926 - Northern Ohio Traction & Light Co.
1926 - streetcars discontinued

1926-1928 - Northern Ohio Power & Light Co.
Private bus co. in 1952 - Dover Philadelphia Transit Co.

Piqua

1890-1893 - Piqua Street Railway Co.
1893-1902 - Miami Valley Railway Co.
1902-1932 - Dayton & Troy Electric Railway Co.
1932 - streetcars discontinued

Private bus co. in 1952 - Dodge Taxi & Bus Co.

HISTORIC INTERURBAN RAILWAY
Dayton-Piqua (1893-1932)

Pomeroy

1900-1925 - Ohio River Electric Railway & Power Co.
1925-1929 - Ohio River Railway & Power Co.
1929 - streetcars discontinued

HISTORIC INTERURBAN RAILWAY
Racine-Pomeroy-Gravel Hill (1900-1929)

Put-In-Bay

1891-1901 - Put-In-Bay Water Works Light & Railway Co.
1901 - streetcars discontinued

Salem

1890-1911 - Salem Electric Railway Co.
1911 - streetcars discontinued

Private bus co. in 1952 - Quaker City Bus Lines

Sandusky

Horse Car
1883-1898 - Sandusky Street Railway Co.
1890 - horse cars replaced with electric streetcars

1898-1901 - Sandusky & Interurban Electric Railway Co.
1901-1938 - Lake Shore Electric Railway Co.
1938 - streetcars replaced with buses

1938-1943 - Lake Shore Coach Co.
After 1943 - Sandusky Rapid Transit

Tiffin

Horse Car
1888-1894 - Tiffin Street Railway Co.
1893-1894 - horse cars replaced with electric streetcars operated by new company

1893-1910 - The Electric Railway & Power Co.
1910-1923 - Tiffin Fostoria & Eastern Electric Railway Co.
1919 - streetcars discontinued

After 1923 - Tiffin & Fostoria Railway

HISTORIC INTERURBAN RAILWAY
Tiffin-Fostoria
1896-1898 - Tiffin & Fostoria Electric Railway Co.
1898-1923 - Tiffin Fostoria & Eastern Electric Railway Co.
1923-1925 - Tiffin & Fostoria Railway
1925-1930 - Toledo Fostoria & Findlay Railway Co.

Urbana

Private bus co. in 1952 - Burnside City Bus Lines

Wellston/Jackson

1895-1915 - Wellston & Jackson Belt Railway Co.
1915 - streetcars discontinued

HISTORIC INTERURBAN RAILWAY
Wellston-Jackson (1895-1915)

Wooster

Prior to 1973 - Wooster Transportation Co.


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