The Cedar Valley Road

Do the names of Rust, Glasgow, County, Cheney, Shaker, or Lamb mean anything to you? How about Cass Junction or Burk? Did you realize there was an electric railway running from Waverly to Cedar Rapids in the early part of the Twentieth Century? The Wateroo, Cedar Falls, & Northen Railway operated for over fifty years and impacted many lives during its existence. Even now, people can recall the conductor on 'their' car, or talk about riding the 'trolley' to College. Farmers rode it to town to sell their produce and factories in Waterloo shipped by the Cedar Valley Road. Read the history and the memories of those Cedar Valley residents who rode the interurban. 

By Linda McCann

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