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Maps and Details on the Interurbans Systems in New York
Did You Know?
In 1920, just within the city limits, Buffalo had 223 miles of street railways and it’s street cars carried 191,200,048 passengers in 1919!. Twenty suburban villages were connected to downtown Buffalo and all owed their development to the street railway systems of Buffalo.
As the map below indicates, Buffalo had an extensive streetcar system and was well connected to the closest large cites with it's interurbans. A special attraction was the famous Great Gorge Route. An engineering marvel for its time, this trolley line ran at water level along the bottom of the gorge to Niagara Falls.
Buffalo Area Map
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Interurban Timelines - Predecessors/Mergers/End of Life
Rochester, Lockport and Buffalo Railroad
- 1909-1919 - Buffalo, Lockport and Rochester Railway
1919-1931 - Rochester, Lockport and Buffalo Railroad
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- Rochester, Lockport and Buffalo Railroad
- International Railway - New York–Ontario
- Niagara Gorge Railroad
- List of routes of City of Buffalo streetcars
- Great Gorge Route
- The Great Gorge Route
- Buffalo's Street Car System
- Niagara Falls - STREETCARS & TROLLEYS
The Electric Interurban Railways in America
David Rumsey Historical Map Collection