TRANSIT SYSTEMS IN ALABAMA

SMALLER CITIES


Decatur

Horse Car
1887-1903 - Decatur Street Railway Co.
1897-1904 - Peoples Street Railway & Improvement Co.
1903-1904 - horse cars replaced with electric streetcars

1903-1922 - North Alabama Traction Co.
After 1922 - Alabama Traction Co.

Private bus co. in 1952 - Decatur Transit

Florence/Sheffield/Muscle Shoals

Steam Dummy
1891-1895 - Sheffield Street Railway Co.

Electric Streetcar
1904-1924 - Sheffield Co.
1924-1933 - Alabama Power Co.
1933 - streetcars replaced with buses operated by new company

1933-1941 - Burns Transportation Co.
1941-1950 - Shoals Transit
1950-1960 - Shoals Transit (American Transit Corp.)
After 1960 - Joiner Bus Lines

Opelika/Auburn

1895-1903 - Opelika & Auburn Electric Railway Co.

After 1941 - Tiger Bus Co.

Selma

Horse Car
1866-1892 - Selma Street Railroad Co.
1892-1917 - Selma Street & Suburban Railway Co.
1901 - horse cars replaced with electric streetcars

Steam Dummy
1866-1890 - Selma Dummy & Horse Car Line
1890-1892 - Selma Street Railroad Co.
1892-1917 - Selma Street & Suburban Railway Co.
1901 - steam dummy replaced with electric streetcars

1917-1919 - Selma Traction Co.
After 1919 - Selma Electric Railway Co.
1924 - streetcars discontinued

Private predecessor bus co. - Selma Bus Lines


ADDITIONAL CITIES WITH STEAM DUMMY AND MULE CARS ONLY

In several smaller cities in Alabama, steam dummy and mule car routes were constructed in the late 1800's. But those routes were abandoned early, never converted to electric power.

Blountsville - Blountsville & Bangor Dummy Line Co. (1891-1896, steam dummy)
Calera - South Calera Land & Improvement Co. (1887-1895, steam dummy)
Union Springs - Union Springs Street Car Co. (1887-1896, mule)


ADDITIONAL CITIES NEVER WITH STREETCARS

The only history found for transit systems in these cities, is from the 1952 and 1954 "Mass Transportation's Directory", identifying these bus systems in existence as of 1952 or 1954.

Dothan - Dothan Bus Co.
Eufaula - City Bus Co. (1954)
Phenix City - Randall Bus Line
Sylacauga - City Bus Lines
Valley - Valley Transit


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