THE GS TRAM SITE

DALLAS

TEXAS, UNITED STATES

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1940

The Dallas streetcar system in 1940.

VIDEOS

Dallas streetcar video Dallas Oak Lawn streetcar video
Above: YouTubeCA video - Dallas Streetcars 1955 - Length: 1:00 mins. Above: YouTubeCA video - Dallas Oak Lawn Streetcar Line No 8 - Length: 10:45 mins.

PHOTOS

Dallas PCC streetcar Dallas Interurban

MAPS

THE DALLAS AREA

Dallas area 1940 tram map

DALLAS

Dalls Streetcar map

INSET: CENTRAL DALLAS

Dallas centre 1940 tram map



I created the above maps by overlaying OpenStreetMap (OSM) maps with my own data. Copyright on the OSM maps is © OpenStreetMap contributors, licensed under a CC-BY-SA (Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 licence).

Please note that the OSM maps used as templates for these maps correspond to the situation at the time the maps were downloaded and may show features that did not exist at the time the GS Tram Site is supposed to show. In particular, they may show bridges and highways that were built later.


ROUTES

STREETCAR ROUTES

Operator: Dallas Railway and Terminus Co.

Note about the route system: Most routes did not actually have a terminus in downtown Dallas. They were paired up, so that, for example, streetcars on line 1 became part of line 2 after passing through the downtown area. In some cases, more than one route was present on one side of these pairings. The paired routes are: 1 - 2, 3 - 4, 5 - 6, 7 - 8, 16 - 17/18, 10/11/12 - 13, 14 - 15.

  1 Belmont Downtown - Elm St. - Live Oak St. - Bryan St. - Matilda St. - Mockingbird Lane
  2 Ervay Downtown - Ervay St. - Colonial Av. - Emery St.
  3 Junius Hts. Downtown - Main St. - Columbia Av. - Gaston Av.
  4 Highland Park / SMU Downtown - McKinney Av. - Cole Av. - Hillcrest Av. - Southern Methodist U.
  5 State Downtown - Elm St. - St. Paul St. - State St. - Haskell Av.
  6 Myrtle Downtown - Lamar St. [now: Botham Jean Blvd.] - Forest Av. [now: Martin Luther King Blvd.] - Myrtle St. - Lawrence St.
  7 Harwood Downtown - Commerce St. - Grand Av. [now: Al Lipscomb Way]
  8 Oak Lawn Downtown - Elm St. - St. Paul St. - McKinney Av. - Bowen St. - Hawthorne Av.
  9 Main Downtown - Main St. - Peak St. - Haskell Av. - Railroad tracks
10 Sunset Downtown - Trinity River Bridge - Jefferson Blvd. - Brooklyn Av. - Pierce St.
11 Hampton Downtown - Trinity River Bridge - Jefferson Blvd. - Brandon St. - Pierce St.
12 Second Downtown - Commerce St. - Exposition - Second Av. - Hatcher St. [now: Elsie Faye Heggins Street]
13 Forest Downtown - Commerce St. - Exposition - Second Av. - Forest Av. [now: Martin Luther King Blvd.] - Myrtle St.
14 Forney Downtown - Commerce St. - Exposition - Haskell Av. - Dolphin Rd.
15 Trinity Hts. Downtown - Trinity River Bridge - Hutchins Av. - Saner Av.
16 Seventh Downtown - Trinity River Bridge - Colorado Blvd. - 7th St. - Kings Highway
17 Mt. Auburn Downtown - Commerce St. - Exposition - Lindsley Av. - Monte Vista Dr.
18 Park View Downtown - Commerce St. - Exposition - Lindsley Av. - Fairview Av.

INTERURBAN ROUTES

Operator: Texas Electric Railway

  C Corsicana Downtown - Trinity River Bridge - Hutchins Av. - Ennis - Corsicana
  D Denison Downtown - Commerce St. - Bryan St. - Matilda St. - Plano - McKinney - Sherman - Denison
  W Waco Downtown - Trinity River Bridge - Hutchins Av. - Waxahachie - Hillsboro - Waco

The route designations C, D and W are for convenience only; they were not used by the operator.



CHARACTERISTICS OF THE SYSTEM

NETWORK LENGTH



HISTORY

GAUGE


SOURCES

PRINT

WIKIS

WEB SITES


Also, many thanks to Mr Russell Powers of Lone Tree, CO, USA, for kindly sending me copious amounts of information and documents concerning the history of the Dallas streetcar and interurban systems.



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