It was while pounding the pavement of Old Preston Hollow in search of a certain lost chicken that I noticed some train tracks running through the back yard of a an aging but stately house on Park Lane.
For those of you who aren't familiar with Preston Hollow, that isn't normal.
No one was home, bu ... More >>
While sifting through Vimeo this morning I came across a Shops at Park Lane construction time lapse posted this morning by the good folks at Good Fulton & Farrell. Which led me to the video you see above: The Fairmount Street-based architectural firm's entry in the city's Complete Streets Visual ... More >>
Photos by Leslie MinoraThe construction team lowers the turntable trestle at Cityplace Station.For 14 years, a salvaged portion of a Southern Pacific Railroad bridge from 1909 gathered dust, waiting to be recycled as main support of the trolley turntable now under construction at Cityplace Statio ... More >>
This is for sale right now on eBay. Seven bids so far, up to $31, 23 hours left. Cheaper than a time machine.So. David Leininger, Dallas Area Rapid Transit's chief financial officer, and council member Linda Koop just called to talk -- what else? -- streetcars, on both the DART board and city cou ... More >>
Justin Terveen"Self Apparition," one of the few self-portraits taken by Justin TerveenIt was three years ago I was first introduced to the work of Justin Terveen, though I didn't know it then -- clearly. But since then, of course, I've fallen in love with his photos -- clearly. Hard to say which ... More >>
University of Texas at Arlington Special CollectionSpent a little time Thursday talking to city officials about the McKinney Avenue Transit Authority's $5-mil loop through downtown. And, almost always, our conversations ended with the person on the other end saying, "You really need to talk to Ke ... More >>
A couple of weeks ago, we were discussing the future of the McKinney Avenue Transit Authority -- specifically, its plans to create a "connector loop line down St. Paul and up Federal to Olive," in the words of MATA's chief operating officer, John Landrum. MATA and Dallas Area Rapid Transit were h ... More >>
Click to embiggen: DART sends this map of the MATA's downtown loopMorgan Lyons, Dallas Area Rapid Transit's spokesman, and Jay Kline, DART's streetcar liaison with the city, were kind enough to forward along this map of the McKinney Avenue Transit Authority's "0.65-mile urban streetcar track exte ... More >>
When the boy and I were on Rosie a few days ago, we were the only non-tourists on the trolley. Trust me, I asked for a show of hands.In the comments to yesterday's item about stumbling upon those streetcars in the Dallas Area Rapid Transit's rail yards, a few Friends of Unfair Park got to wonderi ... More >>
Photos by Harry WilonskyTook the boy to get some "rare miles" this morning. Took Morgan Lyons's advice too -- stopped at It's a Grind, then caught the train at the Baylor station to make the Texas-OU loop. We were joined by two, three other homegrown tourists out for the morning jog 'round Fair P ... More >>