Library / Archives

The Texas Traction Company collection includes published and unpublished material about historic transportation in our area. The primary function of the library and archives is to support our research for restoration and preservation of our collection.

We are in the process of working with McKinney Avenue Transit Authority to compile oral histories of transportation workers in our area. This is critical since many of these persons are advanced in years and may not be available much longer. If you know of anyone who might be interested in offering an oral history or donating any artifacts to our library, please feel free to contact us. Some photographs are now available to view online. Select the links in the menu to the left to view some of these images. Some people who have donated historic pictures have specifically designated that they not be copied. These are available for viewing only.

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Commercial and Postcard Art of the Day
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Car #411 Restoration
The restored Parlor Car #411 made it to its permanent home in front of Burleson City Hall on Saturday, Oct. 6. Parlor Car #411 is the car that almost never was. In 1918 the North Texas Traction Company ordered four special first class cars to... continued...
Car #330 Restoration
Interurban Express Motor 330 Updated on March 7, 2010 By Robert Griffith http://www.burlesonhistory.com/car330.html The first interurban express car in Texas now resides at the Heritage Visitors Center in Burleson. Built by the G.C. Kuhlman... continued...
Car #25 Restoration
Car #25 was built by St Louis Car in 1913, Order #986. It was upgraded to the Crimson Limited in 1925 and ran that way until it was retired in January of 1935. It was sold to an individual who converted it into a lake cabin/home on Eagle Mountain... continued...
Northern Texas Traction Company
The Northern Texas Traction Company was originally a subsidiary of Stone & Webster, a Boston engineering firm that operated the streetcar system and interurban lines in Fort Worth, Texas. The Northern Texas Traction Company began with the purchase... continued...