“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Fort Worth in Tarrant County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)

Car 25

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By Denise Boose, May 20, 2010
1. Car 25 Marker
Inscription.  Car 25 is one of four electric motorcars ordered by the Northern Texas Traction Company (NTTC) in 1913. The cars were manufactured by the St. Louis Car Company. These cars served on the interurban lines between Ft. Worth and Dallas and occasionally from Ft. Worth to Cleburne. These cars traveled at speeds up to 70 m.p.h. Car 25 features stained glass windows, inlaid mahogany paneling, and two passenger compartments - a ladies compartment in front with wool seats and a smoking compartment with leather seats in the rear. The NTTC created the Crimson Limited in 1924. In the case of motorcars this involved a change in the external paint job. The original dark green with gold trim was replaced with a read and white scheme with gold trim. Both the Dallas and Cleburne lines had shut down by the end of 1934.

Subsequently, car 25 found itself with trailer cars 407 and 411 being utilized as farm or ranch housing. Once Eagle Mountain Lake was established, these cars were effectively a lake house arranged like the letter U. At some point in time they were covered with a roof and enclosed on several sides helping to protect them.

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By Denise Boose, May 20, 2010
2. Car 25
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1995, the landowner Mitzi McWilliams, donated cars 25 and 411 to the Fort Worth Transportation Authority (the T). Two full time employees and a host of volunteers have restored the cars using a $220,000 federal matching grant.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars. A significant historical year for this entry is 1913.
Location. 32° 45.144′ N, 97° 19.569′ W. Marker is in Fort Worth, Texas, in Tarrant County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Jones Street and East 9th Street, on the right when traveling north. Located in the Ft. Worth Intermodal Transportation Center (ITC) Station. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1001 Jones St, Fort Worth TX 76102, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. African-American History (a few steps from this marker); JFK (approx. 0.2 miles away); "A Great Time to be Alive" (approx. 0.2 miles away); Grand United Order of Odd Fellows, Lodge No. 2144 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Cynthia Ann Parker and Native Americans of North Texas (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mt. Gilead Baptist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); General William Jenkins Worth (approx. 0.2 miles away); Flying Machines (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Worth.
Car 25 image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, May 20, 2010
3. Car 25
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 11, 2012, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. This page has been viewed 598 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 11, 2012, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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