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Southern Vermont Interurbans
Maps and Details on the Interurbans Systems in New England
Southern Vermont is mountainous and sparsely populated, especially in comparison to the neighboring states of New York and Massachusetts. By the late 1890s, Rutland, Bennington, Brattleboro, Bellows Falls and Springfield all had streetcar systems with some carrying freight as well as passengers. The Bennington area trolleys developed into a large interconnected system across state lines to both New York, Massachusetts and eventually even Connecticut.
Southern Vermont Area Map
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Interurban Timelines - Predecessors/Mergers/End of Life
- 1897-1907 - Bennington & Hoosick Valley Railway
1907-1910 - Bennington & North Adams Street Railway
1910-1927 - Berkshire Street Railway
- 1899-1924 - Bellows Falls & Saxtons River Street Railway
Brattleboro (not on map)
- 1895-1923 - Brattleboro Street Railway
1923 - streetcars discontinued
- 1872-1890s - Rutland Street Railway Company (horse-drawn)
1890s-1906 - Rutland Street Railway Company (electric)
1906-1924 - Rutland Railway Light & Power Company
1924 - streetcars discontinued
- 1897-1921 - Springfield Electric Railway
1921-1947 - Springfield Terminal Railroad
1947- passenger service ended
1956 - electric locomotives replaced by diesels
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The Electric Interurban Railways in America
David Rumsey Historical Map Collection - 1924 Vermont