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Northern Texas Traction Company


The Northern Texas Traction Company operated the interurban between Fort Worth and Dallas. It began in 1900 when George T. Bishop bought the City Railway of Fort Worth. It began operation on July 1, 1902. In 1905, Stone & Webster of Boston founded the Northern Texas Electric Company and bought stock in the Northern Texas Traction Company. They also started the interurban lines to other parts of Texas. The last interurban ran between Dallas and Fort Worth on December 24, 1934.


The scrapbook was donated in September 1994 by an unknown donor. Traction News, a magazine published for the employees of the Northern Texas Traction Co., Tarrant County Traction Co. and Texas Motorcoaches, Inc. was donated by James McAllister, Rowlett, TX, in December, 2011.

Scope and Contents Note

The collection consists of one scrapbook of statistics, graphs, photographs and volumes of Traction News (Jan. 1929 - Aug. 1930 - some volumes missing).

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Last updated: Sept. 18, 2014