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Indianapolis & Cincinnati Traction Co.

Indianapolis & Southeastern RR

The I&CT was promted to be a high speed electric line between the cities of its name beginning in 1902. By 1905 41 miles of road was opened from Indianapolis to Rushville using Westinghouse single-phase AC electrification. It was extended another 17 miles to Connersville in 1906. Meanwhile the Indianapolis Shelbyville & Southeastern Traction opened a 28 miles line from Indianapolis to Shelbyville in 1902 using conventional DC electrification. In 1906 it was building a 21 mile extension to Greensburg and was purchased by the I&CT who completed the extension in 1907 and electrified the entire line with single-phase AC. The system went bankrupt in 1906 and emerged in 1910 without changing its name, but further extension would be prevented. Several proposals were made including the use of the new Cincinnati subway, but they came to naught. The biggest problem was in the selection of equipment. Finally, in 1923, the system was rebuilt with conventional 600 volt DC and the old rolling stock was replaced with 12 Cincinnati combines which were already obsolete when built. In 1929 these cars were replaced by 13 Cincinnati curved side lightweights. Eight of the cars were sold to the Milwaukee Electric and 4 to Union Traction of Indiana. At the same time the company was reorganized as I&SE. On January 14, 1932, the system closed and was replaced by buses. The lightweights were sold to various companies and 6 of them later again replaced the heavy weight cars in Milwaukee.

303 was built by St Louis Car in 1905.

308 was built by St Louis Car in 1905.

310 was built by St Louis Car in 1905.

311 was built by St Louis Car in 1905.

601 was built by Cincinnati Car Co in 1923, #2760.  It was sold to Union Traction of Indiana as their 446 in 1929. It was soon included in the Indiana RR as 446.  In 1936, it was converted to one man operation. It was retired in 1938 became the wreck motor for another two years.

606 was built by Cincinnati Car Co in 1923, #2760.  It was sold to UTI 447 in 1929 and became IRR 447 in 1930. The body was acquired by the Indiana Transportation Museum at Noblesville in 1977.

609 was built by Cincinnati Car Co in 1923, #2760.  It was sold to The Milwaukee Electric Ry & Light Co in 1929. It was rebuilt as 1188-1189 and scrapped in 1952.

612 was built by Cincinnati Car Co in 1923, #2760.  It was sold to TMER&L in 1929. It was rebuilt as 1194-1195 and scrapped in 1952.

200 was built by Cincinnati Car Co in 1928 #2985. In 1933 it was sold to InterCity Rapid Transit as 200 and in 1941 it was sold to Shaker Heights Rapid Transit as 63. In 1949 it was sold to Ed Tennyson and leased to Milwaukee Rapid Transit & Speedrail as 63. It was scrapped in 1952. It made the final run on both the ICRT and Speedrail.

205 was built by Cincinnati Car Co in 1928, #2985.  It was sold as Beech Grove Traction Co 205 in 1935.

220 was built by Cincinnati Car Co in 1928, #2985.  It was sold as BGT 220 in 1935.

230 was built by Cincinnati Car Co in 1928 #2985 In 1933 it was sold to ICRT as 230 and in 1941 it was sold to SHRT as 65. In 1949 it was sold to Ed Tennyson and leased to Speedrail as 65. It was scrapped in 1952.

235 was built by Cincinnati Car Co in 1928 #2985. In 1933 it was sold to ICRT as 235 and in 1941 it was sold to SHRT as 61. In 1949 it was sold to Ed Tennyson and leased to Speedrail as 61 and was scrapped in 1952.

240 was built by Cincinnati Car Co in 1928 #2985. In 1933 it was sold to ICRT as 240 and in 1941 it was sold to SHRT as 64. In 1949 it was sold to Ed Tennyson and leased to Speedrail as 64. It was damaged in a collision with 1121 on September 5, 1950, and was retired. It was scrapped in 1952.

245 was built by Cincinnati Car Co in 1928 #2985. In 1933 it was sold to ICRT as 245 and in 1941 it was sold to SHRT as 62. In 1949 it was sold to Ed Tennyson and leased to Speedrail as 62 and was scrapped in 1952.

255 was built by Cincinnati Car Co in August 1929, #3030.  It was sold as Nashville-Franklin Ry 104 in 1932 and resold as Georgia Power Co 496 "John B Gordon" in 1941.

260 was built by Cincinnati Car Co in August 1929, #3030. In 1933 it was sold to ICRT as 260 and in 1941 it was sold to SHRT as 60. In 1949 it was sold to Ed Tennyson and leased to Speedrail as 60 and was scrapped in 1952.

 

 

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