TRANSIT SYSTEMS IN NORTH CAROLINA

SMALLER CITIES

Burlington

1912-1917 - Piedmont Railway & Electric Co.
1917-1922 - Alamance Railway Co.
1922 - streetcars discontinued

Private bus co. in 1952 - M & B Transit Lines

Concord

Steam Dummy
1892-1895 - Concord Railway Co.

Electric Streetcar
1911-1928 - North Carolina Public Service Co.
1925 - streetcars discontinued

Private bus co. in 1952 - Concord Motor Coach Co.

HISTORIC INTERURBAN RAILWAY
Burlington-Haw River (1911-1928)

Danbury

1908-1909 - Crescent Electric Railway Co.
1909-1909 - North Carolina Traction Co.
1909 - streetcars discontinued

Fayetteville

1908-1913 - Consolidated Railway & Power Co.
1920-1921 - Cumberland Railway & Power Co.
1921-1923 - Cape Fear Railways
1923 - streetcars discontinued

Private bus co. in 1952 - City Rapid Transit Co.
Prior to 1976 - Cape Fear Transit Bus Co.

Goldsboro

1910-1913 - Goldsboro Traction Co.
1913-1923 - Goldsboro Electric Railway Co.
1923 - streetcars discontinued

Private bus co. in 1952 - Goldsboro Transportation Co.

Hendersonville

Horse Car
1891-1904 - Hendersonville Street Railway Co.
1904-1907 - Appalachian Interurban Railroad

Electric Streetcar
1911-1915 - Hendersonville Traction Co.
1915 - streetcars discontinued

Private bus co. in 1952 - City Bus Co.

New Bern

1915-1929 - New Bern Ghent Street Railway Co.
1929 - streetcars discontinued

Private bus co. in 1956 - City Transit Co.

Salisbury

1904-1924 - Salisbury & Spencer Railway Co.
1924-1927 - North Carolina Public Service Co.
1927-1932 - North Carolina Public Service Co. (Duke Power Co.)
1932-1935 - Southern Public Utilities Co. (Duke Power Co.)
1935-1955 - Duke Power Co.
1938 - streetcars replaced with buses

After 1955 - Consolidated Bus Lines

Shelby

After 1939 - Shelby 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.

Albemarle - Power City Bus Lines
Canton - Canton City Bus Line
Dunn - Safeway Suburban Lines
Elizabeth City - Elizabeth City Bus Line
Gastonia - Gastonia Transit Co.
Greenville - Greenville Transit Co.
Henderson - Henderson Bus Lines
Hickory - City Bus Lines
Kinston - Kinston Transit Co.
Lenoir - Lenoir Motor Coach Co.
Lexington - City Bus Line
Mount Airy - Orchard Gap Transportation Co.
North Wilkesboro - Wilkes Transportation Co.
Oxford - Oxford Public Service Corp.
Roanoke Rapids - Roanoke Transit Co.
Roxboro - Person Transit Lines
Rutherfordton/Forest City - Rutherford County Transit Co.
Sanford - Safeway Suburban Lines
Statesville - Statesville Motor Coach Co.
Sylva - Jackson County Transit Co.
Tarboro - Tarboro Bus Co.
Wilson - Wilson Transit Co.


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