|Above: YouTubeCA video - Look at How They Turn Around this Tram! The McKinney Avenue Trolley in Dallas, Texas - Length: 8:06 mins.||Above: YouTubeCA video - LightRail in Downtown Dallas, Texas 2018 - Length: 10:28 mins.|
INSET: CENTRAL DALLAS
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HERITAGE STREETCAR ROUTE
Operator: McKinney Avenue Transit Association (MATA)
|M||M Line||Ross Av. - St. Paul St. - McKinney Av. - Hall St.|
LIGHT RAIL ROUTES
Operator: Dallas Area Rapid Transit
|B||Blue Line||Pearl / Arts District - Union Station - 8th and Corinth - Illinois|
|R||Red Line||Pearl / Arts District - Union Station - 8th and Corinth - Westmoreland|
The route indicators M, B and R are for convenience only, and were not used by the operators.
CHARACTERISTICS OF THE SYSTEM
- Streetcar lines: ? km.
- Light Rail: 32 km.
- Mule-drawn streetcars: 7 Feb. 1873 - ?.
- Steam dummies (Steam-operated streetcars): 1880 - 1890.
- Electric streetcars (1st generation): 1889 - 15 Jan. 1956.
- Electric streetcars (2nd generation): 13 Apr. 2015 - today.
- Heritage streetcars: 22 July 1989 - today.
- Interurbans: 1902 - 31 Dec. 1948.
- LRT: 14 June 1996 - today.
- Automated People Mover (APM) - DFW Skylink: 21 May 2005 - today
- 1435 mm. (all systems except APM)
- Lietwiler, C. "Dallas: Light rail is preparing for expansion", Light Rail & Modern Tramway, March 1997 (60: 711), p.93-96.
- Lyons, M. "Tracks of transformation: 25 years of DART rail", Tramways & Urban Transit, Aug. 2021 (84: 1004), p.321-339.
- Simons, V. "Dallas streetcar: A US first", Tramways & Urban Transit, Sept. 2015 (78: 933), p.361-362.
- Simons, V. "Dallas: The US urban rail pathfinder", Tramways & Urban Transit, Nov. 2017 (80: 959), p.412-416.
- Simons, V. "DART hits the target", Tramways & Urban Transit, Feb. 2011 (74: 878), p.50-53.
- Simons, V. "DART takes flight", Tramways & Urban Transit, Dec. 2014 (77: 924), p.498-503.
- Wansbeek, C.J. "Dallas: Passenger boom fuels major expansion", Tramways & Urban Transit, Feb. 2007 (70: 830), p.55-59.
- Zapalac, G. "The PCC era in Dallas", in Southern Traction, 10 Dec. 1967.
- Dallas Streetcar
- DART light rail
- DFW Skylink
- McKinney Avenue Transit Authority
- Texas Electric Railway
- Texas Interurban Railway
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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