TRANSIT SYSTEMS IN MINNESOTA

SMALLER CITIES


Brainerd

Horse Car
1887-1889 - Brainerd Street Railway

Electric Streetcar
1893-1898 - Brainerd Electric Railway

Private bus co. in 1952 - Brainerd Bus Lines

Hibbing/Virginia

1913-1927 - Mesaba Electric Railway Co.
1927 - streetcars discontinued

After 1927 - Mesaba Transportation Co.
Private bus co. in 1952 - Pickering Motor Coach Co. (Virginia)

HISTORIC INTERURBAN RAILWAY
Hibbing-Gilbert (1913-1927)

Replacement interurban bus service operated most years by Northland Greyhound Lines

International Falls

Gasoline Car
1913-1920 - American Traction Co.
1920 - gasoline cars discontinued

St. Cloud

Horse Car
1887-1889 - St. Cloud Street Railway Co.
1889-1898 - St. Cloud City Street Car Co.
1892 - horse cars replaced with electric streetcars

1898-1906 - Benton Power & Traction Co.
1906-1915 - Granite City Railway Co.
1915-1924 - St. Cloud Public Service Co.
1924-1937 - Northern States Power Co.
1936 - streetcars replaced with buses

Prior to 1973 - St. Cloud Bus Lines

Winona

Horse Car
1883-1896 - Winona City Railway Co.
1892 - horse cars replaced with electric streetcars

1896-1913 - Winona Railway & Light Co.
1913-1926 - Wisconsin Railway Light & Power Co.
1926-1944 - Mississippi Valley Public Service Co.
1933 - buses introduced
1938 - streetcars discontinued

After 1944 - Winona Transit Co.


ADDITIONAL CITIES NEVER WITH STREETCARS

The only history found for transit systems in these cities, is from the 1952 "Mass Transportation's Directory", identifying these bus systems in existence as of 1952.

Albert Lea - Ace Motor Coach Co.
Austin - Austin Bus Line
Bemidji - Bemidji City Bus Lines
Crookston - Crookston Transportation Co.
Fairmont - Fairmont Transit Corp.
Faribault - Faribault Bus Service
Fergus Falls - Fergus Bus Co.
New Ulm - New Ulm Bus Line
Owatonna - Owatonna Bus Service
Red Wing - Yellow Cab & Bus Co.
Two Harbors - Two Harbors Transit Co.
Wilmar - Wilmar Transit
Worthington - Worthington Bus Service


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