Fourth Ward Railroad

The Fourth Ward Railroad, a street trolley line in Syracuse, New York, was organized in 1887 and opened in 1888. The company was one of three different railways that were awarded operation franchise rights to run cars in James Street.[1]

Fourth Ward Railroad
HeadquartersSyracuse, New York
LocaleSyracuse, New York, United States
Dates of operation1888–1890
SuccessorSyracuse Consolidated Street Railway
Track gauge4 ft 8+12 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge

The line commenced in James Street where it ran to Hawley Avenue, Green, Lodi and Willow.[2] The tracks in East Water street were laid by the Genesee and Water Street Railroad and were acquired by the road later that year.[2]


  1. ^ "Study for Bus Franchise Recalls Early Trolley Lines". Syracuse Herald-Journal. Syracuse, New York. May 23, 1940.
  2. ^ a b Bruce, Dwight Hall. Memorial history of Syracuse, N.Y., from its settlement to the present time. Electronic Library, 2011. Retrieved July 5, 2011.