Syracuse Consolidated Street Railway

The Syracuse Consolidated Street Railway, chartered on May 22, 1890, in Syracuse, New York. On July 1, 1890, the company leased, in perpetuity, several street railroads in the city including Third Ward Railway, Fourth Ward Railroad, Fifth Ward Railroad, Seventh Ward Railroad, Eleventh Ward Railroad, Genesee and Water Street Railroad, Woodlawn and Butternut Street Railway, Syracuse and Geddes Railway and New Brighton and Onondaga Valley Railroad. The rail ran a total distance of 24 miles (39 km) and had branches every 3 miles (4.8 km).[1]

Syracuse Consolidated Street Railway
Overview
HeadquartersSyracuse, New York
LocaleSyracuse, New York
Dates of operation1890–1896
SuccessorSyracuse Rapid Transit Railway
Technical
Track gauge4 ft 8+12 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge

The company filed for bankruptcy in 1893 and merged with the Syracuse Rapid Transit Railway Company in May 1896.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Poor, Henry Varnum. Manual of the railroads of the United States, Volume 27. Poors, 1889 p. 85; 317. Retrieved February 18, 2011.
  2. ^ American street railway investments. The Street Railway Publishing Company, 1899 p. 262. Retrieved February 18, 2011.