Durham Street Railway Company stock certificate 1891 (North Carolina)
Nice early trolley piece. Great vignette of a horse drawn trolley on city streets. Unissued and not cancelled. Dated 18__, circa 1891 from company records.
The Durham Street Railway Company, opened in 1887, ran from West Main Street (near the present-day east campus of Duke University) to downtown. In 1902, the company was purchased by the Durham Traction Company, which was part of the Cities Service Company. Streetcar use was discontinued in 1930, with a conversion to buses. In 1943, the Duke Power Company took control of the company.
The City of Durham assumed the operation of the local Duke Power bus system in 1991, naming it Durham Area Transit Authority (DATA). Durham Area Transit Authority (DATA) is the public transit system serving Durham, North Carolina. DATA will be rebranded GoDurham under the consolidated GoTransit branding scheme for the Research Triangle region.
1891-1902 - Durham Street Railway Co.
1902-1913 - Durham Traction Co.
1913-1921 - Durham Traction Co. (Cities Service Co.)
1921-1943 - Durham Public Service Co. (Cities Service Co.)
1930 - streetcars discontinued
After 1943 - Duke Power Company