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#73798 Modern Streetcar Dead

Posted by AndyN on 10 December 2012 - 10:18 AM


If I remember correctly, the 1.4 mile long Dallas streetcar carried about 15,000 riders in 1993. Using 4 antiquated cars with no air conditioning and a hard ride.

In 2012, the line 0.6 miles longer and the same antiquated cars are in use with the addition of air conditioning on 3 of the 4. In my opinion, the cars are falling apart but somehow they keep them on the tracks while newer cars are in the works. Projections for ridership by the end of this year is 450,000 riders and perhaps double that number when the new southern track extension is completed.

There has been hundreds of millions of dollars worth of development along the route. I can only wonder what they could have accomplished with modern equipment.

Good thing Fort Worth has spurned the costly, disasterous effects that might have happened here. (/sarcasm)

#68226 Tandy Center Subway

Posted by AndyN on 19 January 2012 - 06:05 PM

North Texas Historic Transportation, Inc. has decided at our last meeting
to dispose of Tandy Subway Car No. 5 (Ex DC/Capital Transit #1541 heavily
modified). The car was never accessioned and now a loss of storage space
necessitates its disposal. The car was in the paint shop when the Tandy
Subway shut down and is stripped of the interior, windows and exterior
paint. The trucks and much of the electrical equipment is intact. This is
a General Electric equipped car. All inquiries or offers are welcome. This
car will be scrapped if no interest is received.

At the same meeting, Tandy Subway Car No. 1 (ex Boston Elevated
Railway/Boston MTA # 3166 heavily modified, Westinghouse equipped) was
deaccessioned and is also available to interested parties. The car is
complete and was running shortly before the Tandy Subway was shuttered in
2003. No guarantees or warranties are offered for its fitness for

Tandy Subway Car No. 4 (Ex DC/Capital Transit #1506 heavily modified,
General Electric equipped) may also become available. This car is complete
and was running at the end of subway service, however no guarantees as to
fitness for operation.

NTHT has a substantial collection of parts which are also available.

NTHT is focusing our resources on the Northern Texas Traction equipment in
our possession and perhaps keeping 1 of the Tandy Cars (more than likely
the unmodified Leonard's Subway car No. 1 which is not being offered). All
other Tandy equipment will be disposed. Interested parties should inquire
as soon as possible.

Andy Nold
Board Chair
North Texas Historic Transportation Inc.

#59371 Gem on Samuels Ave. - The Garvey House

Posted by AndyN on 24 January 2010 - 03:49 PM

Man, my stomach tightens every time I see you update this thread. I keep worrying that I am going to read someone has bought it before I win the lottery.

#57420 Playing in the streets

Posted by AndyN on 24 August 2009 - 12:56 PM

I noticed Dallas' own Ninjatune was out and about in Fort Worth recently. I really enjoy his work and I hope he spends more time in Fort Worth.

Ninjatune on Flicker

Santa Fe Depot, Fort Worth, Tx.

#41109 Wendy Davis resigns council seat

Posted by AndyN on 31 October 2007 - 12:00 AM

I thought the ST article was good. It seems to me that most people discuss the candidates in the order in which they appear on the ballot, so it was nice to see Anthony mix it up a little.

As for influencing any writers articles, I would say it is mind over matter.

#31017 Scott Zelenak Picture of the Day

Posted by AndyN on 27 October 2006 - 08:22 AM

Scott Zelenak is a surveyor for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and is often involved with staking out and checking construction work on the recovery efforts involved with the World Trade Center Site. I find Mr. Zelenak's photos very interesting and will link them here to share with those of you who are interested in watching these new buildings go up.

Link to photos

As a tease, here is a picture of "The Cross" being relocated:

IPB Image

#4569 Southwest/Chisholm Trail Parkway

Posted by AndyN on 10 August 2004 - 01:56 PM

OK, tell us what you really think! And don't hold back.

I'm against it in its present format. I would like to see it built, but in smaller stages