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Indianapolis Railways photograph album

 Collection — Folder: SP010
Identifier: SP010

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of a photograph album with 37 black-and-white photographs pertaining to Indianapolis Railways, Inc. Included are photographs of company buildings and work areas, street cars and trackless trolleys, and several street intersections. Also included and photos of monotobe poles and trolley wires. The album appears to be a compilation of several photographers' photos.


  • circa 1930

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Administrative Notes

Indianapolis Railways, Inc. began operation on June 1, 1932. Indianapolis Railways, Inc. took ownership of all of the property and operations that had been held and operated by Indianapolis Street Railway Company and Broad Ripple Traction Company. Indianapolis Railways, Inc. also acquired the stock of the Peoples Motor Coach Company and the Traction Terminal Corporation. The last full day of street car operation in Indianapolis occurred January 9, 1953 after 89 years of street car operation. On April 22, 1954 Indianapolis Railways, Inc. changed its name to Indianapolis Transit System, Inc. because rail lines were no longer operated by the company. At this time the Traction Terminal Corporation became Terminal Properties, Inc. Trackless trolley operation discontinued March 9, 1957. Bus service continued under the name IndyGo Public Transportation.


Items in the collection.

Marlette, Jerry. Indianapolis Railways: A Complete History of the Company and its Predecessors from 1864 to 1957. Terra Alta, WV: Pioneer Press of Vest Virginia, 2002.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

Language of Materials



This collectio contains one item.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing and finding aid completed 2005/10 by Julie A. Reid.
Indianapolis Railways photograph album
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

140 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.