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General discussion about fallen trolley and interurban lines in North America, past and present.

Moderator: Aa3rt

  by salminkarkku
 
Here's a REALLY obscure wannabe interurban, which doesn't feature in "Hilton & Due":

The steam railroad link between Mobile AL and Pensacola FL was LN and was always pathetic, going round the two longer sides of an scalene triangle. Apparently this company set out to build an interurban from a ferry connection from Mobile at Montrose on the east shore of Mobile Bay, across Baldwin County AL to Perdido Bay (at Lilian?) and another ferry connection to an extension of the "Pensacola Electric Terminal" line to Fort Barrancas.

I've seen a R-M 1920 map showing it built to near Magnolia Springs, also a note that it went bust in 1922.

What would really surprise me, is if anybody posted with more information than that! After all, not many interurbans for folk to get excited about down in Deep South Dixie.