All Aboard!

It’s train time. Seen around town:

“I think I can, I think I can, I think I can flatten that photographer if he gets any closer.” The five-mile miniature railroad through Forest Park and Trinity Park opened in 1959.

A Trinity Railway Express train comes through the Hunt-Hawes Building (1900) at 508 East 7th St. In 2001, when the TRE route was expanded to connect Fort Worth’s Texas & Pacific Station and Dallas’ Union Station, the Hunt-Hawes Building was smack dab in the path of the planned route. Rather than demolish the centenarian, workers dug a tunnel through it. Now that’s historic preservation.

A train for all seasons: Union Pacific engine, seen near Samuels Avenue, has both a sun deflector over the windshield and a snow-plow pilot.

Bringing up the rear: Union Pacific cupola caboose in Handley.


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3 Responses to All Aboard!

  1. Doohickie says:

    BTW…. really enjoying the blog so far. We go a lot of the same places, but you’re better briefed on the history.

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