Rockford City Traction Co., Adam Gschwindt, receiver; F A Lee auditor; 108 N 2nd phone M-655 freight depot 212 S Wyman St. Source: McCoy’s Rockford City Directory for 1926
- Began as Rockford and Interurban Railway (Mar 1896), and former West End Street Railway (1890 -1896)
- First was Rockford Street Railway (org. 1880, chartered 1881) horse drawn trolley cars
- Rockford Street Railway became Rockford City Railway Co. who had electric street car service, 1890
- Later became the Rockford Traction Co., who failed in 1895
It’s not until 1971 that the city talks about buying it and operating RMTD.