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Trolley Car Barn

Description: Copy negative of the Abilene Traction Co. trolley car barn on N. 9th St. with trolley cars coming out of it on tracks, and plants and trees decorating the lawn..
Date: unknown
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[Scrapbook Page: Brownsville, Texas]

Description: Photographs of Brownsville, Texas. The top left photo is of the Brownsville Courthouse building with a man standing next to a fountain on the front sidewalk. The top right photo is of two men riding in a wagon pulled by a mule. The bottom left photo is of a train on tracks headed for Brownsville, with men standing around it. The bottom right photo is of a streetcar in front of city buildings in Brownsville, Texas.
Date: 1916/1917
Creator: Cook, Frank Lauderdale
Partner: Museum of South Texas History

[Men Repairing Trolley Wire]

Description: Photo negative of two men standing on top of a truck lift and working with overhead trolley wires. Bundles of wire are attached to the side of the lift. "Epeco No. 22" is written on the side of the occupied truck.
Date: unknown
Partner: El Paso Public Library

[Denton Traction Company transfer ticket]

Description: Transfer ticket for the Denton Traction Company, a system of streetcars. Instructions on the ticket say "Good only for continuous passage at transfer point - Northwest Corner of Public Square - on first connecting car after time and on date punched in margin."
Date: [..1918]
Creator: Denton Arts Council
Partner: Denton Public Library

[Last streetcar in front of Palm School, Austin, Texas]

Description: Photograph of an Austin Street Railway Company streetcar in front of the Palm School on First Street (now Cesar Chavez), reportedly taken on the last day of streetcar service in Austin. A group of children and a few women, possibly students and teachers, are standing on the sidewalk in front of the school, waving at the streetcar. There is a blurred car in the foreground, about to pass the streetcar on the right, and another car is behind the streetcar on the right side of the photograph. The Austin Chronicle reported on July 21, 2000 that "(t)he last day for Austin's streetcars came on February 7, 1940. By June (1940), most of the tracks had been torn up and paved over. The last tracks were removed in 1942, providing 50,000 pounds of steel for use in World War II."
Date: February 7, 1940
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Congress Avenue]

Description: Photograph of Congress Avenue looking north. Cabaniss Hardware and Dewey Garage are visible at right, as well as cars and some advertisements painted on the buildings. The Capitol is visible in the distance. Streetcar rails are in the center of the road.
Date: January 26, 1920
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

Street Railroad Downtown

Description: A crowd of people in downtown Austin. Caption on photo reads, "Loading the Plain Line Street Cars at Sixth and Congress, Austin, Texas, 1:40p.m., February 7, 1940 for their last run. Being replaced by new buses on the left."
Date: February 7, 1940
Creator: Ellison Photo Service
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Postcard of Seaside Boulevard in France]

Description: Postcard of a photograph of a pedestrian boulevard to the right of a beach with small beach houses and to the left of a road with a trolley on it. Houses and other buildings sit atop a large hill in the background, above a small town area. There is handwritten text on the other side of the postcard from C. G. Smith to Mrs. L. A. Boone in Asheville, North Carolina.
Date: 1918~
Partner: Howard Payne University Library

[Photograph of Pine Street Looking South]

Description: Photograph of a trolley car in the middle of a large dirt road between rows of two-story buildings. A small group of men and women wait in a line to enter the trolley car from the right. A man sits on top of an open, horse-drawn buggy to the left of the trolley car. There is a thin decorative border around the photograph.
Date: [1873..]
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[News Script: Trestle]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about the dismantling of the Dallas streetcar viaduct, as the city's streetcars are replaced with buses.
Date: April 12, 1956
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Street car]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about seven out of service Dallas streetcars being bought by Boston.
Date: October 2, 1958
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Street cars]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about Dallas' out of service streetcars being shipped to Chicago.
Date: July 29, 1959
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Transit hearing]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about a public city council hearing at Dallas City Hall on a proposal for a new transit fare system and the replacement of streetcars with buses in downtown Dallas.
Date: July 6, 1954
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Beaumont Trolley Car]

Description: Photograph of a trolley car in Beaumont, Texas. The car has a domed roof. The car is light on top and dark on the bottom half. Windows line the sides and front and rear of the car. The word "Beaumont" is painted on the front. Power lines are running above the car.
Date: unknown
Partner: Port Arthur Public Library

[Beaumont Trolley in Port Arthur]

Description: Photograph of a trolley car traveling from Port Arthur, TX to Pear Ridge, TX. The car is attached by a long, diagonal pole to an electrical wire above it. The side of the car is lined in windows. Two of the windows are open. The side reads, "Beaumont, Pear Ridge, Port Arthur." The edge of a station platform is to the left of the trolley.
Date: unknown
Partner: Port Arthur Public Library

[Trolley Cars in Downtown Port Arthur]

Description: Photograph of four trolley cars in downtown Port Arthur, TX. The cars are square with a dome roof. They have two large windows on either end and each side wall has a row of windows. Large of crowds of people are standing on downtown sidewalks by the trolley cars. A line of electrical poles is running to their left alongside the tracks. The first building on the left is clearly marked as a billiards hall.
Date: unknown
Partner: Port Arthur Public Library