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Westerly Rhode Island Interurbans

Maps and Details on the Interurbans Systems in New England

Westerly TrolleyAs the map below indicates, the Westerly area of Rhode Island was tied closely with eastern Connecticut. The Norwich and Westerly Railway was an interurban trolley system that operated in Southeastern Connecticut during the early part of the 20th century and connected to Westerly and the Rhode Island shore line resorts. It operated a 21-mile line through rural territory in both Connecticut and Rhode Island between 1906 and 1922. In 1913 it was acquired by the Shore Line Electric Railway.

Westerly Rhode Island Area Map

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Interurban Timelines - Predecessors/Mergers/End of Life

All Interurban timeline info sourced from the highly informative site:
Interurban Railways in Rhode Island


  • 1903-1905 - Norwich, Mystic & Westerly Street Railway Company
    1905-1913 - Norwich & Westerly Street Railway Company
    1913-1929 - Shore Line Electric Railway (acquired by)
    1929 - Line abandoned

Further Details

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

David Rumsey Historical Map Collection - 1924 Rhode Island

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