First Commercially Successful Electric Street Railway

First Commercially Successful Electric Street Railway (HM6QG)

Location: Appleton, WI 54915 Outagamie County
Country: United States of America

N 44° 15.3', W 88° 24.24'

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On August 16, 1886 the Appleton Electric Street Railway Company began operation of the world's first commercially successful electric street railway. The cars were driven by Van Depoele direct current motors which received power from a hydroelectric generator through two trolley wires. In 1930, the expanded electric street railway system serving the cities of Appleton, Neenah, Menasha and Kaukauna was retired when bus service was begun to better serve the transportation needs of these communities.
HM NumberHM6QG
Series This marker is part of the Wisconsin: Wisconsin Historical Society series
Marker Number56
Year Placed1956
Placed ByThe Wisconsin Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 3rd, 2014 at 8:49pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 387918 N 4901154
Decimal Degrees44.25500000, -88.40400000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 15.3', W 88° 24.24'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 15' 18.00" N, 88° 24' 14.40" W
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Area Code(s)920
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 729-909 S Olde Oneida St, Appleton WI 54915, US
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