TRANSIT SYSTEMS IN PENNSYLVANIA

SMALLER CITIES


Columbia County/Montour County

Bloomsburg

1901-1913 - Columbia & Montour Electric Railway Co.
1913-1926 - North Branch Transit Co.
1926 - streetcars discontinued

1926-1979 - North Branch Bus Co.

Berwick

1910-1924 - Berwick & Nescopeck Street Railway Co.
1924 - streetcars discontinued

1926-1979 - North Branch Bus Co.

Danville

1908-1924 - Danville & Sunbury Transit Co.
1924 - streetcars discontinued
1924 - streetcars discontinued

After 1924 - Danville-Sunbury Auto Bus Line
1926-1979 - North Branch Bus Co.


Northumberland County/Union County

Milton/Lewisburg

1898-1928 - Lewisburg Milton & Watsontown Passenger Railway Co.
1928 - streetcars replaced with buses operated by new company

1928-1939 - West Branch Transit Co.
After 1939 - Edwards Lakes-To-Sea System

Mount Carmel

1894-1906 - Shamokin & Mount Carmel Electric Railway Co.
1906-1936 - Shamokin & Mount Carmel Transit Co.
1936 - streetcars discontinued

1927-1978 - Ashland & Shamokin Auto Bus Co.

Shamokin

1891-1892 - Shamokin Street Railway Co.
1892-1900 - Shamokin Electric Street Railway Co.
1900-1929 - Shamokin & Edgewood Electric Railway Co.
1924 - buses introduced by affiliated company Shamokin & Trevorton Bus Line
1929 - streetcars discontinued

1924-1975 - Shamokin & Trevorton Bus Line

Sunbury

1887-1892 - Sunbury & Northumberland Street Railway Co.
1892-1911 - Sunbury & Northumberland Electric Railway Co.
1911-1918 - Northumberland County Traction Co.
1918-1939 - Northumberland County Railway Co.
1924 - buses introduced
1939 - streetcars replaced with buses operated by affiliated company

1939-1989 - S & N Transit Co.


Bradford

Horse Car
1879-1880's - Bradford & Kendall Passenger Railway Co.
1880's-1892 - Bradford & Kendall Railroad Co.
1892-1896 - Bradford & Kendall Railway Co.
1894-1896 - horse cars replaced with electric streetcars operated by new company

1894-1906 - Bradford Electric Street Railway Co.
1906-1921 - Western New York & Pennsylvania Traction Co.
1921-1927 - Olean Bradford & Salamanca Railway Co.
1927 - streetcars discontinued

Private bus co. in 1952 - Bradford Transportation System

Chambersburg

1903-1926 - Chambersburg & Gettysburg Electric Railway Co.
1903-1928 - Chambersburg Greencastle & Waynesboro Street Railway Co.
1914-1928 - Chambersburg & Shippensburg Railway Co.
1926 - buses introduced by separate company Cumberland Valley Transit Co.
1928 - streetcars discontinued

After 1926 - Cumberland Valley Transit Co.
Private bus co. in 1952 - Couchman Transit Service

HISTORIC INTERURBAN TROLLEY LINE
Chambersburg-Caledonia Park (1903-1926)
Chambersburg-Greencastle-Waynesboro-Pen Mar (1903-1932)
Chambersburg-Shippensburg (1914-1928)

Replacement interurban bus service operated by Cumberland Valley Transit Co.

Clearfield

1913-1915 - Emerick Bus Lines
1915-1975 - Fullington Auto Bus Co.
1975-1980 - Clearfield County Transportation Authority

Corry/Columbus

1906-1916 - Corry & Columbus Street Railway Co.
1916-1924 - Corry & Columbus Traction Co.
1924 - streetcars discontinued

HISTORIC INTERURBAN TROLLEY LINE
Corry-Columbus (1906-1924)

Du Bois

1891-1898 - Du Bois Traction Passenger Railway Co.
1898-1907 - Du Bois Traction Co.
1907-1926 - Du Bois Electric & Traction Co.
1926 - streetcars discontinued

After 1926 - United Transit Co.
Private bus co. in 1952 - City Bus Line

HISTORIC INTERURBAN TYPE RAILWAY
Du Bois-Sykesville-Big Run
1906-1928 - United Traction Street Railway Co.

Huntingdon

1907-1909 - Juniata Valley Electric Street Railway Co.
1909-1926 - Huntingdon Lewistown & Juniata Valley Traction Co.
1926 - streetcars discontinued

Private bus co. in 1952 - Rohm Transit Co.

Indiana

1907-1933 - Indiana County Street Railway Co.
1933 - streetcars discontinued

Private bus co. in 1952 - Orr Transportation Co.

Lewistown

1900-1933 - Lewistown & Reedsville Electric Railway Co.
1929 - buses introduced
1930 - streetcars discontinued

Private bus co. in 1952 - Lewistown Transportation Co.

Lock Haven

1894-1895 - Lock Haven Electric Railway Co.
1895-1900 - Lock Haven Traction Co.
1900-1929 - Susquehanna Traction Co.
1929 - streetcars discontinued

Meadville

1898-1911 - Meadville Traction Co.
1911-1927 - Northwestern Pennsylvania Railway Co.
1923-1928 - Northwestern Electric Service Co. of Pennsylvania
1927 - streetcars discontinued

1924-1929 - Penn Public Motor Transportation Co.
After 1929 - West Ridge Transportation Co.

HISTORIC INTERURBAN RAILWAY
Meadville-Linesville-Conneaut Lake (1898-1927)/Meadville-Cambridge Springs (1903-1928)/Cambridge Springs-Erie (1901-1928)
1898-1911 - Meadville Traction Co. (Meadville-Linesville/Conneaut Lake)
1903-1912 - Meadville & Cambridge Springs Street Railway Co.
1901-1912 - Erie Traction Co. (Cambridge Springs-Erie)
1911-1923 - Northwestern Pennsylvania Railway Co.
1923-1928 - Northwestern Electric Service Co. of Pennsylvania

Replacement interurban bus service operated most years by West Ridge Transportation Co.

Meyersdale/Garrett/Salisbury

1908-1927 - Pennsylvania & Maryland Street Railway Co.
1927 - streetcars discontinued

HISTORIC INTERURBAN RAILWAY
Salisbury-Meyersdale-Garrett (1908-1927)

Oil City/Franklin

1893-1901 - Oil City Street Railway Co.
1895-1901 - Franklin Electric Street Railway Co.

1901-1928 - Citizens Traction Co.
1921 - buses introduced by affiliated company Citizens Transit Co.
1928 - streetcars discontinued

After 1928 - Citizens Transit Co.

Punxsutawney

1892-1902 - Punxsutawney Street Passenger Railway Co.
1902-1926 - Jefferson Traction Co.
1924 - buses introduced by unknown company
1926 - streetcars discontinued

Private bus co. in 1952 - Punxsutawney Taxi Co.

HISTORIC INTERURBAN TYPE RAILWAY
Punxsutawney-Reynoldsville (1902-1927)

Ridgway/St. Marys

Private bus co. in 1952 - Nelsons Buses

Sayre

Horse Car
1887-1889 - Sayre Street Railway Co.

Electric Streetcar
1906-1916 - Sayre Railway Co.
1916-1930 - Waverly Sayre & Athens Traction Co.
1930 - streetcars replaced with buses operated by affiliated company

After 1930 - Waverly Sayre & Athens Transportation Co.e

Selinsgrove

Private bus co. in 1952 - B.K.W. Coach Line

Stroudsburg

Horse Car
1871-1887 - Stroudsburg Passenger Railroad Co.
1887-1917 - Stroudsburg Passenger Railway Co.
1895 - horse cars replaced with steam dummy
1903 - steam dummy replaced with electric streetcars

1917-1928 - Stroudsburg Traction Co.
1928 - streetcars discontinued

Private bus co. in 1952 - Delaware Valley Transportation Co.

HISTORIC INTERURBAN TYPE RAILWAY
Stroudsburg-Water Gap-Portland
1908-1911 - Stroudsburg & Water Gap Street Railway Co.
1911-1917 - Stroudsburg Water Gap & Portland Street Railway Co.
1917-1928 - Stroudsburg Traction Co.

Titusville

1898-1914 - Titusville Electric Traction Co.
1914-1924 - Titusville Traction Co.
1924 - streetcars discontinued

Private bus co. in 1952 - Titusville Coach Lines

Warren

1893-1929 - Warren Street Railway Co.
1929 - streetcars discontinued

After 1929 - West Ridge Transportation Co.
Private bus co. in 1952 - Warren City Lines

HISTORIC INTERURBAN RAILWAY
Warren-Jamestown NY
1905-1929 - Warren & Jamestown Street Railway Co.

Replacement interurban bus service operated most years by West Ridge Transportation Co.


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