Featuring some of North America's notable interurban systems. Such as the NS&T, North Shore Line, and Montreal & Southern Counties systems. These systems interconnected different urban areas, hence the name inter-urban.
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Since its formation in 1953, the OERHA has promoted the preservation of historic electric railcars. This video highlights the formation of the streetcar museum and shows how volunteers, over the years, have made it Canada's premiere operating Electric Railway Museum.
The history of the Montreal and Southern Counties Railway, interurban line.
From 1897 to 1956 the M&SC Ry. served the Montreal south shore. This 47-mile line linked Granby in the east to the McGill Street Terminal in the city of Montreal.
The Grand River Railway and the "Lake Erie & Northern Railway" were amongst the first interurban lines in Canada. Both were operated by the Canadian Pacific Railway & served the Waterloo/Kitchener area to Pt.Dover/Simcoe for over 70 years along the Grand River. The London & Pt. Stanley Ry was part of a proposed Ontario Hydro-Electric Railway network that never materialized.
The Niagara, St. Catharines & Toronto Railway had steamships, passenger & freight operations local & interurban street cars, buses & even an amusement park making it one of the most diversified systems in Canada.