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Operator Tandy Corp
System Type Light Rail
Year Opened
# of Lines 1
# of Cars 6
Mileage 1 Mile
Gauge Std
Stations 5
Power Overhead
Fare Media None
Website closed
Data Date 2002
1st Visit 1994
Last Visit 1/2001
% Rode 100%

US > Central US Transit
Fort Worth Transit

ftwlr04.jpg (49945 bytes)

Tandy Subway

Fort Worth has plans to possibly restore streetcars or interurbans to downtown. At present the Trinity Railway Express commuter line to Dallas ends at Richland Hills. It was extended to downtown Fort Worth in late 2001.

Up until September 2002 Fort Worth also had a "subway". This short trolley line, dubbed the Tandy Subway connected parking lots by the river with Tandy Center. It was originally built by a department store to provide free parking and transport for customers. The subway itself was only 1000 feet long. The system used former Washington DC PCC's. However the cars had been heavily re-bodied and did not show their heritage. 

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ftw-lr03.jpg (40931 bytes)A car is seen laid up at the subway terminal at Outlet Square (Basement of Tandy Center) (10/00) ftw-lr05.jpg (40005 bytes)A peak down the subway tunnel that is about 1000 feet long. The tunnel is two tracks wide, the terminal is 3 tracks. (10/00)
ftwlr04.jpg (49945 bytes)This car has just left the subway portal heading into the parking lot stations. Doors are only on one side of the car. But the cars are double-ended. (10/00) ftw-lr02.jpg (36586 bytes)End of the line. Here the operator changes ends and swaps the poles (Through a lever inside the car). (10/00)
ftw-lr01.jpg (42557 bytes)A look down this well manicured right-of-way. The track from the right leads to the shops. (10/00) ftw-lr10- 011901.jpg (222259 bytes)Another car seen departing the tunnel portal heading into the parking lots (1/01 dig.)
 

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