Jersey City, Hoboken and Rutherford Electric Railway

The Jersey City, Hoboken and Rutherford Electric Railway was incorporated in 1893, and leased from 1894-1899 to the New Jersey Electric Railway Company.[1] The line was operated by Jersey City, Hoboken and Paterson Street Railway.[2][3] The track length was 18.57 miles.

Jersey City, Hoboken and Rutherford Electric Railway
IndustryPublic transportation
Founded1893
FateMerged
SuccessorNew Jersey Electric Railway
Panoramic map showing the rail system.

The rail line in Hoboken, New Jersey, was controversial at the time.[4][5] Officials were concerned that an electric railway would endanger the public and frighten horses.[6]

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  1. ^ New Jersey Electric Railway Company - New Jersey 1894
  2. ^ https://books.google.com/books?id=tBBXxYGSgtgC&pg=PA120&lpg=PA120&dq=%22New+Jersey+Electric+Railway%22&source=bl&ots=9OtN41BDgd&sig=9sXY2n_Uf_ZF9fWo46-vXhUbyQk&hl=en&sa=X&oi=book_result&resnum=6&ct=result Accessed November 30, 2008.
  3. ^ "Bergen Turnpike Bonds Approved" (PDF). The New York Times. 1901-08-16.
  4. ^ https://timesmachine.nytimes.com/timesmachine/1896/07/03/106102106.pdf
  5. ^ "Trolley Gains its Point" (PDF). New York Times. 1896-07-03. Retrieved 2008-08-28.
  6. ^ "Afraid of an Electric Railway" (PDF). New York Times. 1893-11-29. Retrieved 2008-08-28.