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Isolated New Hampshire Trolleys

Maps and Details on the Interurbans Systems in New England

Claremont TrolleyThe western and northern areas of New Hampshire had a few isolated trolley lines. Keene, Springfield, Claremont and even Berlin way up north all had streetcar systems.

Berlin

Berlin Street Railway (1902 to 1938)

The Berlin Street Railway Began operation between Berlin and Gorham on July 24, 1902. This enterprise was undertaken to make the city convenient to the many people who lived in Gorham, yet worked and shopped in Berlin. There was service to Main Street and through the downtown area every twenty minutes. In 1920 alone, the railway transported over 1.6 million passengers.

Berlin NH 1924 Trolley Map

Springfield and Claremont

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Claremont Railway and Light Company (1903 - 1945)

Very little info can be found online re this trolley.

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Springfield VT to Charlestown NH (1897-1947)

Springfield Electric Railway Company

Only 8 miles long between Springfield, VT, and Charlestown, NH, this little line provided all rail service for Springfield from a connection with the B&M. the company was originally the Springfield Electric Railway, but after a bankruptcy in 1918, it became the Springfield Terminal Railway in 1923.

Claremont and Springfield NH - 1924 Trolley Map

Keene

Keene Electric Railway (1900-1926*)
when streetcars were abandoned for motorized busues
In 1900, construction began on the Keene Electric Railway when workmen laid the foundations for a combined carhouse and power station on the north side of Marlboro Street in South Keene. On September 8th, the first car ran from South Keene to Central Square. Two days later regular service began. By 1904, the Keene Electric Railway owned and operated 8.34 route miles and had .24 miles of siding and turnouts.

Keene NH - 1924 Trolley Map

Further Details

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Source/Credits

Woodman

The Electric Interurban Railways in America
by George Woodman Hilton, ‎John Fitzgerald

David Rumsey Historical Map Collection - 1924 New Hampshire

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