Marker 190: East Troy Railroad: Wisconson's Last Interurban Line

Erected 1973 by State Historical Society of Wisconsin
East Troy, Walworth County, Wisconsin
42° 47.314′ N, 88° 24.281′ W
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Wisconsin's Last Interurban Line
The East Troy Railroad is the last vestige of Wisconsin’s once broad network of electric interurban railways. Concentrated in the southeastern quarter of the State this network once totaled approximately 385 miles of track. Most of the interurban railway mileage in Wisconsin was built between 1890 and 1910; the last interurban passenger in the State was carried in 1963 by the North Shore Line. The East Troy Interurban Line, formerly part of The Milwaukee Electric Railway & Light Company, carried passengers between East Troy and Milwaukee from 1907 until 1939. Since 1939 the six mile line has existed as a railroad freight connection for the Village of East Troy.
The marker is located at the East Troy Railroad Museum, 1992 Church Street, East Troy, Wisconsin 53120.

East Troy Railroad Museum and East Troy Railroad Museum Facebook page

The Transport Company Web Station: Southern Wisconsin Suburban and Interurban Rail Service 

National Register of Historic Places: Walworth County, Wisconsin

Love, love, loved this place! Already making plans to return to explore the museum and for an October dinner train.

 The tracks side of the building . . .

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