One form of transportation with a relatively short lived history was the electric interurban railway. Indiana had several of these railway lines that were eventually done in by the most part by the automobile. And northern Indiana was well served by interurban lines. Shown is a remnant of what was originally known as the South Bend and Elkhart Electric Railway Company. Notice the rise in the grade of the landscape paralleling Mishawaka Street on the northwest side of the city of Elkhart. As the name of the railway implies, the line connected Elkhart with Mishawaka and South Bend. It is said this line originally started with horses pulling the railway cars before becoming electrified. Eventually it became known as the Northern Indiana Railway. It was abandoned in 1934, roughly 36 years after being originally incorporated in 1898.