This map, from 1907, shows that 43 independent lines, 18 steam and 25 interurbans entered the city. A belt railroad surrounded the city, as well. At this time, Indianapolis was a major steam railroad and interurban center.
Indianapolis was a city in transition in 1905. Shown here with the varying modes of transportation, including horse-drawn carriages, bicycles, automobiles and interurbans all found on the same city block. This is the Traction Terminal, located on the corner of Market and Illinois streets. At the time, it was the largest interurban station in the world.