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Westchester County Interurbans

Maps and Details on the Interurbans Systems in New York

3rd Ave TrolleyMuch of lower Westchester County’s interurban systems were extensions of the burgeoning New York City Streetcar and Subway system. The dominant company in the area by 1924 was the Third Avenue Railway which had acquired many of the smaller streetcar lines.

The New York, Westchester and Boston Railway (1912 to 1937) ran from the southernmost part of the South Bronx to Mount Vernon with branches both north to White Plains and east to Port Chester.

Westchester County Area Map

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Interurban Timelines - Predecessors/Mergers/End of Life

Mount Vernon

  • 1865-1893 - New Rochelle Railway & Transit Co.
    1887-1893 - Mount Vernon & East Chester Railway Co.
    1893-1896 - Westchester Electric Railway Co.
    1896-1898 - Westchester Electric Railway Co. (Union Railway Co. of New York)
    1898-1910 - Westchester Electric Railway Co. (Third Avenue Railroad Co.)
    1910-1942 - Westchester Electric Railway Co. (Third Avenue Railway Co.)
    1942-1956 - Westchester Electric Railway Co. (Third Avenue Transit Corp.)
    1950 - streetcars discontinued

White Plains

  • 1894-1898 - New York Elmsford & White Plains Railroad Co.
    1898-1900 - Tarrytown White Plains & Mamaroneck Railway Co.
    1900-1909 - Tarrytown White Plains & Mamaroneck Railway Co. (Third Avenue Railroad Co.)
    1909-1926 - Westchester Street Railroad Co.
    1926-1942 - Westchester Street Transportation Co. (Third Avenue Railway Co..)
    1929 - streetcars discontinued


  • 1886-1900 - Yonkers Railroad Co.
    1900-1910 - Yonkers Railroad Co. (Third Avenue Railroad Co.)
    1910-1942 - Yonkers Railroad Co. (Third Avenue Railway Co.
    1942-1952 - Yonkers Railroad Co. (Third Avenue Transit Corp.)
    1952 - streetcars discontinued

Port Chester

  • 1888-1901 - Larchmont Horse Railway
    1898-1901 - Port Chester Street Railway
    1901-19?? - New York & Stamford Railway
    19??-1927 - New York, Westchester and Boston Railway
    1927 - streetcars discontinued

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

David Rumsey Historical Map Collection

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