December @CERA – Texas Electric and the Journey to DART

Dallas double-end PCC on the #7 line, circa 1949-52. (Photographer unknown)

Dallas double-end PCC on the #7 line, circa 1949-52. (Photographer unknown)

Our Next Program:
Texas Electric and the Journey to DART by Mark Walbrun

Mark Walbrun will present a program on the former Texas Electric, Dallas Railway and Terminal Co., and the new Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) lines, including the extensions to the McKinney Avenue trolley. Although much of the Texas Electric was obliterated, some of it survives in other forms including the former downtown terminal and the Plano substation. DART’s new Orange line to DFW airport is just about complete and the long awaited extension of the Blue Line to Rowlett opened this year. See the recently modified rolling stock operating at full speed down the Red Line, the new Green Line terminal, and much more. Come join us for what promises to be a fun evening. We will be serving cookies and cider to help everyone get into the spirit of the holiday season.

Friday, December 27, 2013
1900 hrs / 7:00pm
University Center
525 South State Street
Chicago, IL

Admission is free for current CERA members. There will be a $5.00 Admission charge for non-members.

Texas Electric 314 at Oak Cliff Junction on September 18, 1948. (Photographer unknown)

Texas Electric 314 at Oak Cliff Junction on September 18, 1948. (Photographer unknown)

Texas Electric interurban 317 in Dallas on August 15, 1941. (Photographer unknown)

Texas Electric interurban 317 in Dallas on August 15, 1941. (Photographer unknown)

Texas Electric freight motor 508 in Dallas in 1941. (Photographer unknown)

Texas Electric freight motor 508 in Dallas in 1941. (Photographer unknown)

Texas Electric loco 800. (Photographer unknown)

Texas Electric loco 800. (Photographer unknown)

Texas Electric Railway car 316 at Waco. On the back of this print, someone wrote, "I rode one of these once to Dallas. They're old, but can they travel!" (Photographer unknown)

Texas Electric Railway car 316 at Waco. On the back of this print, someone wrote, “I rode one of these once to Dallas. They’re old, but can they travel!” (Photographer unknown)

May 10, 1946 - New Dallas Railway & Terminal Co. double-end PCC car 620, at speed, southbound, turning into Record St. from Commerce St. (Ervay-7th Line). (Photo by Richard H. Young)

May 10, 1946 – New Dallas Railway & Terminal Co. double-end PCC car 620, at speed, southbound, turning into Record St. from Commerce St. (Ervay-7th Line). (Photo by Richard H. Young)

Dallas Railway & Terminal Co. 616 in Dallas, July 1946. These double-ended PCCs were built by Pullman in 1945. (Photographer unknown)

Dallas Railway & Terminal Co. 616 in Dallas, July 1946. These double-ended PCCs were built by Pullman in 1945. (Photographer unknown)

Dallas PCC 623. (Photographer unknown)

Dallas PCC 623. (Photographer unknown)

Dallas PCC 603. (Photographer unknown)

Dallas PCC 603. (Photographer unknown)

Dallas Railway & Terminal 624 on a flatcar in Dallas, awaiting shipment to Boston, October 1958. (Photographer unknown)

Dallas Railway & Terminal 624 on a flatcar in Dallas, awaiting shipment to Boston, October 1958. (Photographer unknown)

Our latest book, Trolley Sparks Special #1, which is now out of print, features a picture of a DART light rail vehicle in 2013.

Our latest book, Trolley Sparks Special #1, which is now out of print, features a picture of a DART light rail vehicle in 2013.



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4 replies

  1. Although not a member. Is it still possible to obtain the book Trolley Spark75 year Retrospective?

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