Dayton OH Transit History


Interurbans were a transportation mode between the steam engine and the wide usage of the automobile. They were found in Dayton from 1889-1941. This is a graphical representation of their growth and contraction by year.
Notable dates in Dayton streetcar history
With five generations of trolleybuses by 2014, where all the buses came from is a complicated story to tell and understand.
A series of maps from streetcar days until present
Several moving simulations of the cloth/vinyl signs found on the fronts of the buses before the introduction of the flip-dot sign
Plans and reports of historical interest
An explanation of how the streetcars turned to trolleybus, and how the routes have changed over the years
A few schedules from previous years

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