Our primary focus is upon the street railway, trolley coach, and motor bus lines which served the Milwaukee region, including:
THE NORTH SHORE LINE
High Speed interurban to Chicago, featuring named trains, parlor car and dining service and freight operations. City streetcar service in Waukegan and Milwaukee.
MILWAUKEE NORTHERN RAILWAY
Interurban line to Sheboygan plus local city streetcar service in Milwaukee. Absorbed by TMER&L in the 1920s.
MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC LINES
The Milwaukee Electric Railway & Light Co., successor to early horsecar and street railway lines, provided local transit in Milwaukee, Racine and Kenosha, and interurban lines to Sheboygan, Watertown, East Troy, Burlington and Kenosha. Also operated Wisconsin Motor Bus Lines.
THE TRANSPORT COMPANY
Created in 1938 by the separation of the electric utility and transportation parts of TMER&L Co. Operated interurbans, city streetcars, trackless trolleys and motor buses. Interurban service eventually reduced to only the Hales Corners and Waukesha Rapid Transit lines.
MILWAUKEE RAPID TRANSIT & SPEEDRAIL COMPANY
Last local effort from 1949-51 to operate suburban and interurban rail service in Milwaukee.
MILWAUKEE COUNTY TRANSIT SYSTEM
Operator of all local Milwaukee transit since 1975, including many former TMER&L streetcar routes.