Woodstock and Sycamore Traction Company


Woodstock and Sycamore Traction Company

The Woodstock and Sycamore Traction Company was a short-lived interurban railroad that operated from 1911 to 1918 between the cities of Sycamore and Marengo, Illinois; it never reached its intended destination of Woodstock. [Hilton Interurbans] Its headquarters and repair shop were in the city of Genoa, midway on the route.cite book
title = McGraw Electric Railway List
author = McGraw-Hill Company, Inc.
publisher = McGraw-Hill Company, Inc.
location = New York
year = 1918
url = http://books.google.com/books?id=Ti1LTNR5f3sC
] The convert|26.5|mi|km|1|adj=on track was never electrified, due to lack of funds, so gasoline-powered cars were used. Three convert|55|ft|1|adj=on McKeen cars were purchased, but the large cars proved unsatisfactory; they were replaced by two smaller Fairbanks-Morse cars.

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* [http://davesrailpix.com/odds/il/il.htm Dave's Rail Pix: Illinois] includes several photos of the road's equipment.


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