January 15, 2007
One of the last things I had the chance to do in Dallas/Fort Worth was ride on the trolley. The trolleys were re-established within the past few years at a price tag of over six million dollars (revamping the original trolley cars, unearthing the tracks around the city, and putting the guide wires back up). If you want a leisurely ride around Dallas, this is definitely the way to go.
Although pretty bumpy, the ride is enjoyable and the trolley drivers will answer just about any question you throw their way. The refurbished orignial trolley cars are absolutely gorgeous and they're all different! I recommend getting off one and catching another just to see the differences. The first one we rode on was nice and wide and had older wooden seats with all the original brass handholds and such. The second one we rode back on was completely different. It was a little smaller and had plush red velvet seats with black iron bases and mahoghany looking wood around it all.One nice surprise (since I was riding on a December night) was the fact that the trolleys have heat for the winter, so you don't have to worry about bundling up just to take a ride. Keep in mind, though, they're still pretty old, so some of the heat escapes, especially when a passenger gets on or off.
From journal A Day or Two in Dallas/Ft. Worth