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AndyN

Member Since 07 Apr 2004
Offline Last Active Jan 05 2023 12:55 PM
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In Topic: Forum Meetings - Last Friday of the Month: 11:45

03 January 2023 - 10:54 AM

Sorry I was unable to attend yet again. We left early for Houston on account of weather.


In Topic: Forum Meetings - Last Friday of the Month: 11:45

28 November 2022 - 09:12 AM

Sorry I missed. I didn't realize there was a meeting scheduled. Will try for December.


In Topic: Fort Worth & Dallas Street Car Systems In 1894

01 November 2022 - 09:41 AM

After reading the article, I'm happy to see my description of the Queen City Railway matched fairly closely. I didn't know they cut the tops of the conduit yokes off, though.


In Topic: Fort Worth & Dallas Street Car Systems In 1894

31 October 2022 - 03:17 PM

The Queen City Car House and railway system was originally intended to be a cable car system from downtown via Elm to the power house and carbarn at Elm and Peak and then southeast along Peak to the State Fairgrounds as indicated on the Murphy and Bolanz map of Browder's Providence Addition. https://dallaslibrar...n2/add2p241.php

 

The tracks and cable conduit were mostly constructed when electric streetcars became practical and the owners of the franchise made the wise decision to switch to electric propulsion. It was my understanding that for many years after, cable car conduit yokes could be found under the asphalt along the line when construction was done.

 

Bet you didn't know Dallas almost had a cable car line.

 

Thanks for sharing the PDF, Dismuke.


In Topic: Texas Central Railway - Proposed Bullet Train

27 October 2022 - 08:35 PM

http://www.houstontx...train-ride.html

 

Mayor Sylvester Turner and a Houston delegation ride the Shinkansen and toured the operations center.