Wednesday, May 18, 2016

The Woodstock and Sycamore Traction Company-- Part 2

The line stretched for 26.3 miles, but was never electrified due to a lack of funds, so they used gasoline-powered cars.  Three 55-foot McKeen cars were purchased but proved unsatisfactory and were replaced by two small Fairbanks-Morse cars.

The increased popularity of automobiles put the company out of business.

There is a 56-page book on the company by William L. Robertson offered on the National Business Trader site.

Pylons of the tracks over the Milwaukee Road Railroad tracks near Hampshire still stand.


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