Saturday, February 22, 2014

A Missouri Trolley Company

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A new addition fitting my new collecting theme. This is a rare piece as the only one listed in Cox. Not a railroad but a street trolley company of St. Joseph Missouri. This company was formed in 1887 when the New York banking firm I.B. Newton bought the St. Joseph Railways Company. This firm acquired the companies of Frederick Arc Line and the Citizens' Line operating these companies as the Peoples Street Railway, Electric Light and Power Company.
In the next three years the company expanded by building two street lines and acquiring two more lines. The company was reorganized in 1895 as the St. Joseph Railway, Light, Heat and Power Company.

ref. A History of Northwest Missouri Vol. 3 edited by Walter Williams.

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