Syracuse Rapid Transit Railway

The Syracuse Rapid Transit Railway, an interurban railroad, was chartered on May 21, 1896. The company was a consolidation of the Syracuse Street Railroad Company, the Syracuse Consolidated Street Railway Company and the People's Railroad Company which was formerly leased to the Syracuse Street Railroad Company.[1]

Syracuse Rapid Transit Railway
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Overview
HeadquartersSyracuse, New York
LocaleSyracuse, New York
Dates of operation1896–1912
SuccessorNew York State Railways
Technical
Track gauge4 ft 8+12 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge

The company was consolidated with the New York State Railways, affiliated with New York Central Railroad in 1912.

New York State Railways (1912-1939)Edit

Syracuse Rapid Transit Railway was consolidated with the New York State Railways, affiliated with New York Central Railroad in 1912. The former Syracuse Rapid Transit went on to form the majority of what would become the Syracuse Lines of New York State Railways. The parent company entered receivership in 1929, from which it emerged in 1934. The Syracuse Lines were reorganized as the Syracuse Transit Corporation on November 22, 1939. The last day of streetcar operation in Syracuse was January 4, 1941.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ American street railway investments. The Street Railway Publishing Company, 1899 p. 262. 1899. Retrieved February 18, 2011.