John Stephenson Car Company

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The John Stephenson Car Company, also shortened to Stephenson Car Company was an American manufacturer of carriages, horsecars, cable cars, and streetcars, based in New York City. It was founded by John Stephenson in 1831. A reorganization in 1867 included shortening of the company's name to the John Stephenson Company. In the latter part of the 19th century, the company was a major builder of streetcars, constructing some 25,000 cars in the period 1876–1891 alone, including ones for export.

Its customers included many systems, in the United States and other countries. Among the exported cars were the Toronto Street Railway, Montreal Street Railway Company, the Halifax Street Railway, Empresa de los Ferrocarriles del Distrito Federal of Mexico City, Companhia Carris de Ferro de Lisboa (Carris) of Lisbon, Portugal, Tranvía Bolívar of Bolívar and Tranvía Caracas of Caracas, Venezuela.[1]


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  1. Wikipedia, John Stephenson Company, accessed July 28, 2018