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Heritage Trolley Site
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Dallas, TX

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Dallas, Texas

Dallas features a heritage trolley line, with a strong volunteer component, serving  a historic in town district. The city also has an expanding and successful light rail system that connects suburbs to downtown. As both of these systems developed, studies of various options for a modern streetcar line were undertaken. One of these proposals, for a line linking Union Station and Oak Cliff received federal stimulus funding and service began in Spring 2015.  

Follow this link for an Overview of the Dallas heritage trolley line.

Click on the photos below of the McKinney Avenue heritage line to enlarge them to full size:

The MATA Birney car stops to change ends (reverse direction) at one end of the line. Extension from here is planned.

Restored Dallas Stone & Webster car 186 operates within easy view of downtown towers, though it serves a lower density area.

The Birney car runs along original Dallas streetcar track, found beneath layers of asphalt. A new building rises in the background.

Birney 636 operates along the newly relaid track on McKinney Avenue past restaurants and businesses.

Another view of the Birney shows how the cars comfortably operate in mixed traffic in classis streetcar fashion.

The Cityplace extension opened in 2002 connects with the underground light rail via the kiosk at the left.

Ex-Melbourne 369 sports the "M-Line" destination as the McKinney Avenue route has been integrated into the DART route system.

The new Cityplace extension has attracted considerable commercial development as shown by the extensive shopping area to the left.

Also on the new Cityplace extension the streetcar directly serves quite a few restaurants.

A view in the carbarn shows two cars, including an ex-Porto car on the left and an interurban car being restored as a restaurant car.


The following are news notes covering developments in Dallas' heritage trolley system:

These news notes describe progress on the modern streetcar system:

The following references a New Electric Railway Journal article about the McKinney heritage line (reproduced in this site's Articles section):

Click below for the system's web site:

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