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 Post subject: Leonards subway car
PostPosted: Sun Nov 17, 2013 7:02 pm 
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From the star-telegram: "FORT WORTH — As a giant crane hoisted the fully restored M&O Subway No. 1 car onto its new display pad, a light morning rain fell Monday in downtown Fort Worth, causing the old vehicle’s fresh coat of light blue spruce paint to glisten.

“It’s just beautiful,” Scott Atkinson, general manager of engineering for Spire Realty of Dallas, said Monday as the car was carefully unbuckled from the crane and rolled into place at its new permanent home. The subway car will be the centerpiece of a museumlike display at One City Place, a retail/office development built by Spire Realty that is scheduled to open in January at the former Radio Shack headquarters in downtown Fort Worth." rest of article can be found here http://www.star-telegram.com/2013/11/04 ... ns-to.html

Always thought that was a neat operation and wondered why they shut it down. Having a shuttle service to and from parking lots on a dedicated ROW seems very ideal for a retail environment.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 17, 2013 8:56 pm 

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WOW, did THAT ever bring back Memories!! I recall my Mother and Father taking me to Fort Worth one evening just after the M&O started running, and I was mesmerized by those gleaming stainless steel PCC cars!!


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 19, 2013 2:49 am 

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RCD wrote:
Always thought that was a neat operation and wondered why they shut it down. Having a shuttle service to and from parking lots on a dedicated ROW seems very ideal for a retail environment.


The parking lot has since been absorbed by the downtown campus of Tarrant County College.


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