McKinney Avenue Trolleys Jim Cumbie

ISBN: 9780738584973

Published: November 7th 2011

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127 pages


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McKinney Avenue Trolleys  by  Jim Cumbie

McKinney Avenue Trolleys by Jim Cumbie
November 7th 2011 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 127 pages | ISBN: 9780738584973 | 6.73 Mb

Streetcar lines grew and prospered in Dallas from 1872 untilthe 1920s. Automobile competition siphoned many of theirriders away, but ridership soared again during World War II .After the war, the trolleys entered an era of gradual attrition, andMoreStreetcar lines grew and prospered in Dallas from 1872 untilthe 1920s. Automobile competition siphoned many of theirriders away, but ridership soared again during World War II .After the war, the trolleys entered an era of gradual attrition, andthey were abandoned by 1956. Amazingly, in 1989, the nonprofitMcKinney Avenue Transit Authority (MATA ) returned restoredvintage trolley cars to the city in the Uptown neighborhood neardowntown.

MATA evolved from a tourist attraction into a truetransit company and became the M-Line. Since then, the areahas experienced rapid growth and is now home to midrise officebuildings and upscale apartments.



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