THE GS TRAM SITE

BUFFALO

NEW YORK, UNITED STATES

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Oct. 1935

The Buffalo streetcar system just after the first major route discontinuations.

PHOTO

Buffalo Streetcar

MAPS

Buffalo Streetcar map 1935

INSET: CENTRAL BUFFALO

Central Buffalo streetcar map – 1935

INSET: DOWNTOWN BUFFALO

Downtown Buffalo streetcar map – 1935

INSET: BUFFALO AND AREA (WITH ONLY INTERURBANS SHOWING)

Buffalo area – 1935



I created the above maps by overlaying OpenStreetMap (OSM) maps with my own data. Copyright on the OSM maps is © OpenStreetMap contributors, licensed under a CC-BY-SA (Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 licence).

Please note that the OSM maps used as a template for these maps corresponds to the situation at the time the map was downloaded and may show features that did not exist at the time the GS Tram Site is supposed to show. In particular, it may show bridges and highways that were built later.

DISCONTINUATION DATES OF STREETCAR TRACKS BETWEEN OCT. 1935 AND 1 JULY 1950 (affected route numbers in parentheses).


ROUTES

BUFFALO STREETCAR ROUTES

Operator: International Railway Company (IRC)

  1 William Ellicot St. - William St. - William St. Stn.
  2 Clinton Ellicot St. - Clinton St. [back: Eagle St.] - Clinton St. - City Line
  3 Grant Shelton Square - Niagara St. - Franklin St. - Chippewa St. - West Av. [back: Plymouth Av.] - Grant St. - Skillen St. - Vulcan St.
  4 Broadway N Division St. - Washington St. - Broadway
  5 Niagara Shelton Square - Niagara St. - Riverside Pk.
  6 Sycamore N Division St. - Washington St. - Sycamore St. - Walden Av. - City Line
  8 Main Ohio St. - Main St. - University of Buffalo
  9 Kenmore Ohio St. - Main St. - Parkside Av. - Virgil Av. - Kenmore Av.
12 East Utica Exchange St. - Main St. - E Utica St. - French St. - E Ferry St. - Bailey Av.
13 Kensington Shelton Square - Main St. - E Ferry St. - Grider St. - Kensington Av. - Bailey Av.
14 Abbott Road Washington St. - Seneca St. - Smith St. - Abbot Rd. - Woodside Av.
15 Seneca Washington St. - Seneca St. - City Line
16 South Park Seneca St. - Washington St. - Elk St. - Abbot Rd. - S. Park Av. - Ridge Rd.
18 Jefferson Main St. - Jefferson Av. - Seneca St.
20 Elmwood Exchange St. - Seneca St. - Franklin St. - Chippewa St. - Elmwood Av. - Kenmore Av.
23 Fillmore/Hertel Abbot Rd. - Smith St. - Fillmore Av. - Main St. - Hertel Av. - Niagara St.
24 Genesee N Division St. - Washington St. - Genesee St. - Pine Hill

INTERURBAN ROUTES

Operator: International Railway Company (IRC)

  F Buffalo-Niagara Falls High Speed Line Ohio St. - Main St. - ROW - Tonawanda - Wheatfield - Niagara Falls (NY)
  L Buffalo, Lockport and Olcott Beach Railway Exchange St. - Main St. - ROW - Tonawanda - Lockport - Newfane - Olcott


CHARACTERISTICS OF THE SYSTEM

NETWORK LENGTH



HISTORY

GAUGE


SOURCES

PRINT

WIKIS

WEB SITES


Special thanks to Russell Powers from Denver CO for information on the history of the Buffalo system.


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