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#102769 North Texas Historic Transportation

Posted by AndyN on 02 May 2017 - 02:05 PM

This organization is strictly about historic preservation and won't necessarily be involved with the any proposed system downtown or in Fort Worth. Museums preserve historic equipment, transit systems consume them. While we would love to have an interpretative operating line, it would never be for the purpose of providing transit.

#102767 North Texas Historic Transportation

Posted by AndyN on 02 May 2017 - 12:02 PM

Name change and new website for NTHT.  Substantial reorganization in the past few months for this 20 year old non-profit and lots of interesting changes on the horizon.



#102687 Talbott-Wall House 915 Samuels Avenue

Posted by AndyN on 28 April 2017 - 10:28 AM

This house is moving from two blocks away from my house to 2 lots away. It is very interesting to see the effort being taken to move it. I hope I am in town to see the actual move, but I will probably be working in West Texas. I will try to get some progress pictures to share. The trees around the house have been removed and it looks remarkably similar to the picture at the start of this thread. Minus the center left porch column. The destination lot has had some large tree stumps removed and has been leveled off.

#102543 Streetcar Circulator Update

Posted by AndyN on 21 April 2017 - 12:11 PM

I didn't see posted speed limits and the last time I operated the streetcar in Tampa, the freight train that crossed was going faster than 10 mph. The suggestion that it can't happen is false.

#102534 Streetcar Circulator Update

Posted by AndyN on 21 April 2017 - 10:48 AM

There's a fatal flaw of placing streetcars onto 7th Street, it's the at grade crossing of 7th with the FWWR rail line. The FRA and FTA will never ever allow it.


Not true. 3 examples of streetcars crossing railroads at grade:








#102021 Trinity River Vision

Posted by AndyN on 31 March 2017 - 11:32 AM

My suggestion still stands that this thread needs to steer clear of politics and personal attacks. We can start a page to discuss the political aspects of the project on the politics subforum.

#101693 West 7th Development

Posted by AndyN on 15 March 2017 - 10:01 AM

I haven't really been following this thread and didn't know about the Target remodel. I needed duct tape last night and actually went to the Target. After canvassing 3/4 of the store, I finally found what I wanted and was very happy not to have to drive over to WalMart on Beach. I was even more excited to see a nearly completed Tom Thumb store. It was a complete surprise to me and I am stoked about having a new shopping option so close to my house.

#101430 Texas Spring Palace

Posted by AndyN on 01 March 2017 - 06:32 PM

I believe it was at the southwest corner of the intersection of Main and the T&P Railroad tracks. Presently occupied by I-30, some parking, an electric substation and maybe Grainger, but I'm not sure how far west the property extended.

#100743 TEX Rail project

Posted by AndyN on 20 January 2017 - 07:37 PM

From next week's City Council agenda:



2. M&C L-15985 - Authorize Execution of a License Agreement Between the City of Fort Worth and the Fort Worth Transportation Authority for Temporary Use of the Property Located at 2204 Brennan Avenue, Fort Worth, Texas 76106 for a Construction Staging and Storage Site for the TEX Rail Project and Authorize a Waiver of Fees (COUNCIL DISTRICT 2)

#100565 Texas Central Railway - Proposed Bullet Train

Posted by AndyN on 11 January 2017 - 10:30 AM

So, I proposed feeding pictures and video of my trip in February back to the transportation writer for the Star Telegram. They must have thought that was a great idea because they ended up sending a reporter to do the same thing. An article was published on the 8th featuring a wonderful picture of a bento box and several stock images of the system. I have not yet found a web link to the article.


The author also seems to have confused the Fort Worth sushi restaurant and Tokyo west side transportation hub, Shinjuku Station, with Tokyo Station which is the Shinkansen hub and is on the east side of town. If you find yourself in Tokyo looking for the high speed train, don't go to Shinjuku.

#100496 Streetcar Circulator Update

Posted by AndyN on 09 January 2017 - 10:37 AM

A political hitch has developed. Announcement delayed until late spring, I would guess.

#99995 O.B. Macaroni

Posted by AndyN on 08 December 2016 - 03:45 PM

Very cool, although I can't get my bearings on that first map.




Dimensions and bearings are approximate.



#99983 O.B. Macaroni

Posted by AndyN on 07 December 2016 - 12:20 PM


For those of us that are not almanacs of Fort Worth's past, where were those buildings and when were they built?



1885 Sanborn Map Sheet 11 shows the early Union Depot and Gnocchio's Hotel. basically underneath or obliterated by the highways now.




The first Sanborn Map that you can see the Macaroni Building in is Sheet 36 of the 1898 edition.




The first map that it is labelled as OB Macaroni is 1911, Sheet 130



#99563 2016 Presidential Ballot - Early Voting starts 24 Oct 2016

Posted by AndyN on 11 November 2016 - 02:40 PM




I thought the same for the several states that passed recreational marijuana!  :laugh:

#99393 TEX Rail project

Posted by AndyN on 02 November 2016 - 03:37 PM

WBAP reports that the Feds have approved funding for the route and there will be a signing ceremony soon. Trying to find an article to link to.