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Northern Vermont Interurbans
Maps and Details on the Interurbans Systems in New England
Despite mountainous terrain and devastating floods, sparsely populated Vermont did develop a few trolley systems. Burlington, Waterbury and Stowe and Montpelier and Barre all had active interurbans by the early 1900s.
The Burlington system helped nurture economic activities for the merchants and industries of surrounding cities and at its zenith, its passenger service operated on quick schedules (usually 20-minute routes) and fast speeds (25 to 30 miles per hour). As in other surrounding states, once the automobile became more popular, ridership declined in the late 1920s.
Northern Vermont Area Map
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Interurban Timelines - Predecessors/Mergers/End of Life
- 1872-1893 - Winooski & Burlington Horse Railroad Company
1893-1928 - Burlington Traction Company
1928(9) - streetcars discontinued
- 1890s-1925 - Barre & Montpelier Traction Company
1925-1927 - Vergennes Power Co.
1927 - streetcars discontinued
St. Albans (not on map)
- 1904-1912 - St. Albans Street Railway
1924 - streetcars discontinued
- 1897-1932 - Mount Mansfield Electric Railroad
1932 - streetcars discontinued
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Barre & Montpelier Traction
Burlington Traction Company
Mount Mansfield Electric Railroad
The Electric Interurban Railways in America
David Rumsey Historical Map Collection - 1924 Vermont