TRANSIT SYSTEMS IN MISSISSIPPI

SMALLER CITIES


Columbus

Steam Dummy
1892-1895 - Columbus Street Railway & Power Co.

Electric Streetcar
1906-1907 - Columbus Railway Co.
1907-1923 - Columbus Railway Light & Power Co.
1923 - streetcars discontinued

Private bus co. in 1952 - Columbus City Coaches

Greenville

Horse Car
1887-1898 - Greenville Street Railway Co.

Electric Streetcar
1901-1905 - Greenville Light & Car Co.
1905-1914 - Delta Electric Light Power & Manufacturing Co.
1914-1923 - Delta Light & Traction Co.
1923-1939 - Mississippi Power & Light Co.
1929 - streetcars replaced with buses

After 1939 - Greenville City Lines

Historic suburban/interurban bus lines:
Delta Coaches

Hattiesburg

1908-1924 - Hattiesburg Traction Co.
1924-1938 - Mississippi Power Co.
1930's - streetcars replaced with buses

1938-1962 - Hattiesburg City Lines
1962-1974 - Hattiesburg City Lines (American Transit Corp.)

Laurel

1911-1912 - Laurel Electric Power & Light Co.
1912-1924 - Laurel Light & Railway Co.
1924-1934 - Mississippi Power Co.
1934 - streetcars discontinued

After 1934 - Laurel Transportation Co.

Natchez

Horse Car
1886-1896 - Natchez Street Railway Co.
1896-1899 - Natchez Street Railroad Co.

Electric Streetcar
1903-1908 - Southern Light & Traction Co.
1908-1925 - Southern Railway & Light Co.
1925-1928 - Central Power & Light Co.
1928 - streetcars discontinued

After 1928 - Natchez City Lines

Pascagoula

Steam Dummy
1895-1904 - Moss Point & Pascagoula Railway Co.

Electric Streetcar
1903-1920 - Pascagoula Street Railway & Power Co.
1920 - streetcars discontinued

Vicksburg

Mule Car
Until 1892 - Vicksburg Street Railway Co.
1895-1899 - Vicksburg Electric Transit & Light Co.
1899 - mule cars replaced with electric streetcars operated by new company

1899-1901 - Vicksburg Electric Street Railway Co.
1901-1903 - Vicksburg Railroad Power & Manufacturing Co.
1903-1908 - Vicksburg Railway & Light Co.
1908-1912 - Vicksburg Traction Co.
1912-1923 - Vicksburg Light & Traction Co.
1923-1939 - Mississippi Power & Light Co.
1939 - streetcars discontinued

After 1939 - Vicksburg City Lines

Yazoo City

1908-1918 - Municipal Street Railway
1918 - streetcars discontinued


ADDITIONAL CITIES WITH HORSE CARS ONLY

In several smaller cities in Mississippi, horse car routes were constructed in the late 1800's. But those routes were abandoned early, never converted to electric power. In some of these cities, short lived bus systems were known to exist, listed below.

Enterprise - Enterprise Street Railway Co. (1888-1892, horse)
McComb - McComb & Magnolia Light & Railway 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. In some of these cities, short lived horse car lines were also constructed in the late 1800's, listed above.

Clarksdale - Clarksdale City Lines
McComb - McComb City Lines
Tupelo - Tupelo Coaches


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