Planned as a north-south interurban connecting link in Northern Illinois,
the Woodstock and Sycamore Traction Company was considered to be one of
the least successful interurban railroads ever built. A lack of funds
prevented the company from ever reaching its intended northern destination
at Woodstock, and the line never owned more than 27 miles of track.
Although constructed in typical electric interurban railway fashion, and
always considered to be part of the interurban industry, the Woodstock and
Sycamore never had the money to electrify its track. Author William E.
Robertson brings to life the story of a small and underfinanced railroad
attempting to overcome one adversity after another. He spent seven years
in researching this book including a substantial number of trips along the
Softbound with 56 pages, five route maps, more than 35 photos, in excess
of 15 other diagrams and illustrations and a cover illustration by Chuck