Charlottesville City & Suburban Railway Company

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The Charlottesville City & Suburban Railway Company began operating the first electric streetcar on January 12, 1895. [1] [2]. The company collected 2,000 fares in its first two days of operation[3]. The company merged with the Charlottesville and University Street Railway Company in 1896. The combined served was renamed the Charlottesville and Albemarle Railway in 1903. [4]The service stopped operated until 1935. [5]

Schedule from late 1897

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  1. Web. In the City and County, Staff Reports, Daily Progress Digitized Microfilm, Lindsay family, January 12, 1895, retrieved December 25, 2016 from University of Virginia Library. Print. January 12, 1895 page 1.
  2. Web. This Day in Charlottesville History, City of Charlottesville, retrieved March 12, 2012.
  3. Web. Getting Around: Transportation in Turn-of-the-Century Charlottesville and Albemarle, Charlottesville Historical Society, Charlottesville Area Transit, retrieved Nov 18, 2011.
  4. Web. Virginia Interurbans and Streetcar Railroads, retrieved March 12, 2012.
  5. Web. Streetcar on Main Street, 1920's, Dave Norris, retrieved March 12, 2012.