ADDITIONAL OUTLYING INTERURBAN RAILWAYS

These electric railways connected on the fringes of the Chicago metropolitan area. After discontinuance, some lines were replaced with buses. But any replacement buses were all discontinued prior to the formation of RTA and Pace.

Interurban Railway Map


CHICAGO AURORA & DE KALB RAILROAD CO.

1910-1923 - Chicago Aurora & De Kalb Railroad Co.

Interurban line:
Aurora-De Kalb (electrified 1910)
Abandoned 1923


CHICAGO HARVARD & GENEVA LAKE RAILWAY CO.

1899-1930 - Chicago Harvard & Geneva Lake Railway

Interurban line:
Harvard-Fontana (completed 1899)
Abandoned 1930


ELGIN & BELVIDERE ELECTRIC CO.

1907-1927 - Elgin & Belvidere Electric Co.
1927-1930 - Elgin Belvidere & Rockford Railway
1927 - buses introduced
1930 - interurban trains discontinued

1927-1928 - Elgin Belvidere & Rockford Railway
1928-1929 - Royal Rapid Transit Co.
After 1929 - Northland Greyhound Lines

Interurban line:
Elgin-Belvidere (completed 1907)
Abandoned 1930


FOX & ILLINOIS UNION RAILWAY CO.

1911-1931 - Fox & Illinois Union Railway Co.

Interurban line:
Yorkville-Morris (completed 1911)
Abandoned 1931


JOLIET PLAINFIELD & AURORA RAILROAD CO.

1904-1914 - Joliet Plainfield & Aurora Railroad Co.
1914-1924 - Aurora Plainfield & Joliet Railway
1924 - interurban trains discontinued

1924-1939 - Joliet Plainfield & Aurora Transportation Co.
After 1939 - Joliet Manhattan & Kankakee Transportation Co.
Prior to 1969 - Joliet-Aurora Transit Lines

Interurban line:
Joliet-Aurora (completed 1904)
Abandoned 1924


JOLIET & EASTERN TRACTION CO.

1909-1923 - Joliet & Eastern Traction Co.
1923 - interurban trains discontinued

After 1924 - Chicago Heights & Joliet Transportation Co.
Prior to 1966 - Gold Star Line

Interurban line:
Joliet-Chicago Heights (completed 1909)
Abandoned 1923


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