Cowtown in Motion: Biking Bygone Byways

Clocking twenty-six miles per hour while coasting down the old soapbox derby track in Benbrook; crossing the interurban bridge (1912) over Sycamore Creek on the East Side; and bumping along the old roadbed of the “bomber spur” railroad track, which was built in 1941 to carry airplane parts to Consolidated bomber plant and aviation fuel to adjacent Fort Worth Army Airfield (later renamed “Carswell Air Force Base”). The spur track, now removed, branched off the Texas & Pacific track near Southwest Boulevard, crossed West Vickery, and ran north past Z. Boaz golf course and Ridgmar Mall to the bomber plant and airfield. (Riding shotgun on this trip: George Frideric Handel.)

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