OBSCURE/DEFUNCT TRANSIT COMPANIES
Obscure electric interurban railways, which were abandoned without lasting bus replacements. Along with obscure bus companies which did not survive into the RTA/Pace era.
These electric railways connected on the fringes of the Chicago metropolitan area. After discontinuance, some lines were replaced with buses. But any replacement buses were all discontinued prior to the formation of RTA and Pace.
Information on three obscure streetcar systems in Chicago's south suburbs, which ceased operation earlier than the other systems.
Additional bus companies which once operated in Chicago's suburbs.
Some information for these pages is from the Moody investment manuals from past years, and from various publications of the Central Electric Railfans' Association (CERA).
Chicago Transit & Railfan Web Site