THE OKLAHOMA CITY AREA
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Operator: Oklahoma Railway
STREETCAR ROUTES (OKLAHOMA CITY)
All routes had their downtown terminus at the location marked with *
|B||Broadway - 17th||Downtown - Broadway - 13th St. - Classen & 18th|
|BI||Belle Isle||Downtown - Classen Blvd. - Belle Isle|
|E||Exchange||Downtown - Exchange Av. - Agnew Av.|
|F||Fairgrounds||Downtown - E 8th St. - Fairgrounds|
|L||Linwood||Downtown - W Main St. - 12th St. - NW 20th St.|
|LP||Lincoln Park||Downtown - Broadway - 13th St. - Phillips Av. - Lincoln Park|
|NR||North Robinson||Downtown - Broadway - N Robinson Av.|
|S||Shartel||Downtown - N Shartel Av. - NW 36th St.|
|SC||State Capitol||Downtown - Broadway - 13th St. - State Capitol|
|SS||South Shields||Downtown - S Walker Av. - S Shields Blvd.|
The route designations B, BI etc. are for convenience only; they were not used by the operator.
STREETCAR ROUTES (GUTHRIE)
|Oklahoma||ATSF Station - Oklahoma Av. - Loop|
|Springer||ATSF Station - Oklahoma Av. - Ash St. - Springer Av.|
|Warner||ATSF Station - Oklahoma Av. - 7th St. - Warner Av. - 18th St.|
NB: The information on the Guthrie system is of an indicative nature only. It actually ended on 11 Nov. 1927.
The route designations Oklahoma, Springer and Warner are for convenience only. The actual route designations, if any, are unknown.
|El Reno||Downtown - Classen Blvd - 39th St. - Bethany - Yukon - El Reno|
|Guthrie||Downtown - Classen Blvd - Edmond - Guthrie|
|Norman||Downtown - S Walker Av. - S Shields Blvd. - Moore - Norman|
CHARACTERISTICS OF THE SYSTEM
- Streetcar lines (Oklahoma City & Guthrie): ? km.
- Interurban lines: ? km.
- Electric streetcars: 1 Feb. 1903 - 30 Apr. 1947
- Interurbans: 3 Dec. 1911 - 27 Sept. 1947.
- LRT: 14 Dec. 2018 - today.
- El Reno heritage streetcar line: 25 Aug. 2001 - today
- 1435 mm. (all systems)
- Ehrlich, P. & Johnston, S. "Oklahoma City: OKC Streetcar: A new chapter in the Cinderella story", Tramways & Urban Transit, Apr. 2019 (82: 976), p.139-142.
- Maguire, S.D. & Chandler, M.S.A. "When Oklahoma took the trolley", Interurban Press Bulletin, 1980.
- "OKC Streetcar to open in December", Tramways & Urban Transit, Jan. 2019 (82: 973), p.8.
- Heritage Express Trolley
- Oklahoma City streetcar
- Oklahoma Streetcars and Interurbans
- Streetcars in Oklahoma City (from the Metropolitan Library System)
Also, many thanks to Mr Russell Powers of Lone Tree, CO, USA, for kindly sending me information and documents concerning the history of the Oklahoma City streetcar, LRT and interurban systems. Thanks are also due to Mr John Rossman of New York City for information about the interurban routing in El Reno.
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