North Texas Interurban & Streetcar Memorabilia
By Robert Griffith, January 2010

The first interurban line, between Sherman and Denison, opened in 1901; a line connecting Fort Worth and Dallas went into service in 1902; and in 1912, a subsidiary of the Northern Texas Traction Company began interurban service between Cleburne and Fort Worth. Other lines connecting Waco, Corsicana, Waxahachie, Terrell, and Denton were put into use between 1906 and 1920. Although in operation for barely half a century, the interurban, and streetcars in general, served an invaluable role in linking not only small towns to big cities, but in ushering in many technological advancements at the beginning of the 20th Century.

For more on the history of the interurban in North Texas, read An Electrifying Idea by Robert Griffith.

Lake Erie Postcards

"Lake Erie in the good old summer time, Fort Worth, Tex." postmarked 1908, Paris, Texas.

"Picnic Party, arriving at Lake Erie, on The Interurban Line between Ft. Worth and Dallas" unused, circa 1910.

"Lake Erie, Near Fort Worth, Texas" postmarked 1910, Fort Worth, Texas.

"Entrance to Lake Erie, Fort Worth, Tex." unused, circa 1910s.

"Beautiful Lake Erie. On the Interurban between Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas" postmarked 1910, Dallas, Texas.

"FORT WORTH, Texas. Lake Erie - Hanley Park" postmarked 1908, Temple, Texas.


Northern Texas Traction Company Postcards

"Scenes from an Interurban Car Window, between Fort Worth and Dallas, Texas" postmarked 1911, Fort Worth, Texas.

"Scene on the Interurban, near Fort Worth, Texas" postmarked 1909, Fort Worth, Texas.

"Scene on Interurban Line, North Texas Traction Co., Between Fort Worth and Dallas, Texas" postmarked 1909, Dallas, Texas.

"One of The Many Beautiful Scenes along The Interurban Line, between Ft. Worth and Dallas" unused, circa 1910s.

"Scene on Interurban, Fort Worth, Texas" postmarked 1908, Dallas, Texas.

"Scene on the Interurban (The Quickest Route) Between Fort Worth and Dallas" unused, circa 1910s.

"Scene on the Interurban (The Quickest Route) Between Fort Worth and Dallas" unused, circa 1910s.

"Scene on the Interurban (The Quickest Route) Between Fort Worth and Dallas" unused, circa 1910s.

"Scene on the Interurban (The Quickest Route) Between Fort Worth and Dallas" unused, circa 1910s.

"Scene on the Interurban (The Quickest Route) Between Fort Worth and Dallas" unused, circa 1910s.

"Scene on the Interurban (The Quickest Route) Between Fort Worth and Dallas" unused, circa 1910s.


Miscellaneous Streetcar-related Postcards

"Main St. looking north from 10th, Fort Worth, Texas" unused, circa 1920s.

"Texas State Fair Entrance, Night Scene" postmarked 1908, Dallas, Texas.

"Street Scene, Cleburne, Tex." unused, circa 1910s.


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