TRANSIT SYSTEMS IN NEW YORK

SMALLER CITIES


Catskill

1900-1910 - Catskill Electric Railway Co.
1910-1917 - Catskill Traction Co.
1917 - streetcars discontinued

Cortland

Horse Car
1885-1887 - Cortland & Homer Horse Railway Co.
1887-1894 - Cortland & Homer Horse Railroad Co.
1894 - horse cars replaced with electric streetcars operated by new company

1894-1901 - Cortland & Homer Traction Co.
1901-1928 - Cortland County Traction Co.
1926 - buses introduced by affiliated company Cortland County Bus Lines
1928 - streetcars discontinued

After 1926 - Cortland County Bus Lines

HISTORIC INTERURBAN RAILWAY
Cortland-McGraw/Preble (1895-1931)

Glens Falls

Horse Car
1885-1901 - Glens Falls Sandy Hill & Fort Edward Street Railroad Co.
1891 - horse cars replaced with electric streetcars

1901-1928 - Hudson Valley Railway Co.
1928 - streetcars replaced with buses operated by new company

After 1928 - Hudson Transportation Co.

Gloversville/Johnstown

Horse Car
1873-1894 - Johnstown Gloversville & Kingsboro Horse Railroad Co. (Johnstown)
1891-1893 - horse cars replaced with electric streetcars

Electric Streetcar
1891-1893 - Gloversville Electric Street Railway
1891-1894 - Cayadutta Electric Railroad Co.

1894-1956 - Fonda Johnstown & Gloversville Railroad Co.
1929 - buses introduced
1932 - streetcars discontinued

1956-1970 - Mohawk Valley Transit
1970-1979 - no transit service

HISTORIC INTERURBAN RAILWAY
Fonda-Gloversville/Johnstown-Schenectady (1894-1938)

Herkimer/Mohawk/Ilion/Frankfort

Horse Car
1870-1895 - Mohawk & Ilion Horse Railroad Co.
1871-1887 - Frankfort & Ilion Railway Co.
1887-1895 - Frankfort & Ilion Street Railroad Co.
1895-1901 - Herkimer Mohawk Ilion & Frankfort Electric Railway Co.
1896 - horse cars replaced with electric streetcars

1901-1909 - Utica & Mohawk Valley Railway Co.
1909-1933 - New York State Railways
1923 - buses introduced by separate company Merrill C. George
1933 - streetcars discontinued

After 1923 - Merrill C. George

Hudson

1890-1897 - Hudson Electric Railway Co.
1897-1899 - Hudson Street Railway Co.
1899-1903 - Albany & Hudson Railway & Power Co.
1903-1909 - Albany & Hudson Railroad Co.
1909-1924 - Albany Southern Railroad Co.
1924-1929 - Eastern New York Utilities Corp.
1929 - streetcars discontinued

1927-1931 - Eastern New York Transportation Corp.
Period of no transit service
1937-1938 - James Robert Conklin
Period of no transit service
After 1940 - Harry M. Pizza
Private bus co. in 1952 - Hendrick Hudson Bus Lines

HISTORIC INTERURBAN RAILWAY
Albany-Hudson (1900-1929)

Massena

Private bus co. in 1952 - John Boyce Bus Line

Ogdensburg

Horse Car
1886-1932 - Ogdensburg Street Railway Co.
1895 - horse cars replaced with electric streetcars

1932 - streetcars discontinued

1932-1933 - Ralph A. Lalonde
After 1935 - Jerry Lalonde
Private bus co. in 1952 - Ogdensburg Bus Line

Olean

Horse Car
1880-1906 - Olean Street Railway Co.
1894-1897 - horse cars replaced with electric streetcars

1906-1921 - Western New York & Pennsylvania Traction Co.
1921-1926 - Olean Bradford & Salamanca Railway Co.
1925 - buses introduced by affiliated company Olean Bradford & Salamanca Bus Lines
1926 - streetcars discontinued

1925-1929 - Olean Bradford & Salamanca Bus Lines
1928-1937 - Allegany Motor Coach Co.
Period of no transit service
1939-1941 - Buffalo & Erie Coach Corp.
After 1941 - Blue Bird Coach Lines

Oneonta

Horse Car
1887-1896 - Oneonta Street Railroad Co.
1896-1897 - Oneonta Street Railway Co.
1897-1900 - Oneonta & Otsego Valley Railroad Co.
1898 - horse cars replaced with electric streetcars

1900-1906 - Oneonta Cooperstown & Richfield Springs Railway Co.
1906-1908 - Oneonta & Mohawk Valley Railroad Co.
1908-1916 - Otsego & Herkimer Railroad
1916-1924 - Southern New York Power & Railway Co.
1924-1926 - Southern New York Railway
1925 - buses introduced by separate company John H. Woodward
1926 - streetcars discontinued

After 1925 - John H. Woodward

HISTORIC INTERURBAN RAILWAY
Oneonta-Herkimer (1901-1933)

Plattsburgh

1896-1929 - Plattsburg Traction Co.
1929 - streetcars discontinued

After 1930 - Plattsburgh Coach Line

Waverly

1896-1898 - Waverly Sayre & Athens Railway Co.
1898-1930 - Waverly Sayre & Athens Traction Co.
1930 - streetcars replaced with buses operated by affiliated company

1930-1946 - Waverly Sayre & Athens Transportation Co.


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