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Danbury and Harlem Traction Company

NUGGET #36

Danbury and Harlem Traction Company: Formed around 1900 to run trolley (“traction”) line from Danbury to Harlem Valley railroad line at Goldens Bridge, N.Y., aimed at cutting 15 minutes off a trip from Danbury to NYC; tracks laid into Ridgebury along what is now Old Trolley Road, stopping at Ridgebury center; bed continued nearly to Goldens Bridge, but tracks were never laid west of Ridgebury; trolley from Danbury and Bethel to Ridgebury made test runs around 1901 but no regular service was ever established; company eventually went bankrupt.

From Jack Sanders, Ridgefield Names.

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