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Location DB > United States > Texas > Terrell > TIRC Station
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TIRC Station
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 Database Info
created by TexasMike on 5/4/2012 1:11 AM
last modified by moonglowmaiden on 2/3/2020 12:05 AM
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This location has been labeled as Demolished, and therefore can be viewed by anyone.
 Overview
 Description
Two story brick building with concrete floors near approximately five acres of road construction materials.
 Basic Information
Type: Building
Status: Demolished
Accessibility: Easy
Recommendation: check it out if you're nearby
 Physical Information
Address
US Hwy 80 and FM429
Terrell, Texas
United States
Owner: City of Terrell
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  •  Hazards
  • rust
  • water
  •  Interesting Features
    Excellent condition spiral staircase that leads from the sub-basement to the second floor.
     Security Measures
  • fences
  • wooden boarding
  • Semi-Frequent Police Patrol
  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 1928
    Closed: 1939
     Required Equipment
  • flashlight
  • head protection
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     History
    This two story, plus a basement, building was a passenger and maintenance terminal for the Texas Interurban Railway, and the eastern terminus for the line. The facility also functioned as the connection to the Texas Midland Railroad for passenger transfers.

    The rail line was shorted lived (ended in 1932) as the Dixie Highway (US80) was completed through the area, and vehicle traffic picked up and took place of general rail travel.

    Once the Dallas-Terrell line was abandoned, the Texas Midland Railroad used the facility as a terminus and bus connection center, but that was short lived as well and the building was abandoned in 1939.

    Replacement bus service was operated by Dixie-Sunshine Trailways, which in 1948 became part of Continental Trailways. Operated into 1970's.

    The line from Dallas to Terrell was unique as it was a streetcar type design that ran for thirty miles from downtown Dallas to this terminus building. Using electric motors, the line had six electrical switching stations to control the power flow. Only one such building remains and is located in Lawrence 5.5 miles to the west.

    UEDB Entry http://www.uer.ca/...ow.asp?locid=26856

    Since 1990 it has been used by the City of Terrell as a catch-all storage building for road maintenance. I could find no notes of usage from it's closing to earlier than 1990.
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     Future Plans
    None according to the City of Terrell planning office.
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    Fri, May 4th, 2012
    posted by TexasMike


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    Old Passenger Station
    Fri, May 4th, 2012
    posted by TexasMike
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    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Emperor Wang on 2/3/2020 5:47 PM.

     Latest Changes
  • on Feb 3 20 at 17:47, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Feb 3 20 at 0:05, moonglowmaiden changed the following: Status
  • on May 4 12 at 19:13, Opheliaism validated this location
  • on May 4 12 at 2:46, TexasMike changed the following: History, Description
  • on May 4 12 at 2:03, TexasMike made this location available
  • on May 4 12 at 2:03, TexasMike updated a story
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  • on May 4 12 at 1:56, TexasMike created a new story
  • on May 4 12 at 1:56, TexasMike updated gallery picture
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