THE GS TRAM SITE

HOUSTON

TEXAS, UNITED STATES

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1935

The Houston streetcar and interurban system in 1935.

MAPS

THE HOUSTON AREA

Houston area 1935 tram map

HOUSTON

Houston Streetcar map

INSET: CENTRAL HOUSTON

Houston centre 1935 tram map



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ROUTES

STREETCAR ROUTES

Operator: Houston Electric Co.

All routes originated downtown, but streetcars were mostly through-lined between two routes and it is not possible to assign downtown terminuses to them.

  2 Ervay Downtown - Washington Av. - Heights Blvd. - Houston Hts.
  4 Studewood Downtown - Washington Av. - Houston Av. - Studewood St. - 30th St.
  5 Watson Downtown - Washington Av. - Houston Av. - Watson St. - Merrill St.
  6 Myrtle Downtown - Washington Av. - Houston Av. - Mathis St.
  7 North Main Downtown - North Main St. - Woodland Park
  8 Chapman Downtown - North Main St. - Chapman St. (to Morris St.)
  9 North Side Downtown - North Main St. - Lorraine St. - Quitman St.
11 Nance Downtown - North Main St. - Nance St. - Gregg St.
12 Franklin Downtown - Franklin St. - Canal St. - Engelke St. - Milby St. - Harrisburg Blvd.
13 Port Houston Downtown - Preston St. [back: Congress St.] - Harrisburg Blvd. - N 67th St. [N Cesar Chavez Blvd.] - Navigation Blvd. - N 75th St.
15 Leeland Downtown - Texas Av. - Hutchins Av. - Leeland St. - Milby St.
16 Pierce Downtown - Texas Av. - Jackson St. - Pierce St. - Sampson St.
17 Dowling Downtown - Preston St. [back: Congress St.] - Dowling St. [Emancipation Av.] - Holman St. - Sauer St.
18 La Branch Downtown - Texas Av. - Jackson St. - Tuam St.
19 South End Downtown - Fannin St. - McGowen St. - Louisiana St. - Eagle St.
22 Montrose Downtown - Louisiana St. - Gray St. - Bagby St. - Tuam St. - Fairview St. - Taft St. - Hawthorne St. - Roseland St. - W. Main St.
23 Mondell Downtown - Louisiana St. - Gray St. - Bagby St. - Tuam St. - Fairview St. - Mandell St. - Colquitt St.
24 San Felipe Downtown - Travis St. - Robin St. [back: Dallas St.] - Wilson St.

Route numbers are for convenience only; they were not used by the operator.

INTERURBAN ROUTES

Operator: Galveston-Houston Electric Railway

  G Galveston Interurban Downtown (Brazos St.) - Texas Av. - Jackson St. - Pierce St. - Galveston-Houston ER Right-of-Way - Galveston

Operator: Houston North Shore Railway

  N HNS McCarty Av. - Market St. - Garth - Coady - Baytown - Goose Creek Stn.


CHARACTERISTICS OF THE SYSTEM

NETWORK LENGTH



HISTORY

GAUGE


SOURCES

PRINT

WIKIS

WEB SITES


Also, many thanks to Mr Russell Powers of Lone Tree, CO, USA, for kindly sending me copious amounts of information and documents concerning the history of the Houston streetcar and interurban systems.



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