McKinney Ave M-Line Trolley

The M-Line Trolley gives you an opportunity to ride back into history on the only transit line in North Texas that operates lovingly restored antique electric trolley cars running on some of Dallas’s oldest original trolley tracks.  A ride on any of the cars is an experience to treasure – Museum car Rosie (1909) or air-conditioned cars The Green Dragon (1913), Petunia (1920), or Matilda (1925).

The group gathered at Union Station in Dallas around 10:00am and we took the DART Red Line to CityPlace where the trolley starts.  After taking a few minutes to get some initial photos, we hopped on The Petunia trolley car to the first stop.  We began walking the route of the trolley and soon we were in the West Village, took a few shots and continued on through the Uptown area.  It was beginning to warm up now so we hopped back on the trolley and rode to Klyde Warren Park.  This is the park in downtown Dallas near the Arts District which is built over Woodall Rogers Freeway.  We explored the park, took photos, purchased water at the food truck park, and then headed to lunch.

We enjoyed some authentic mexican food at Meso Maya.  A couple of blocks away, we stopped by the Perot Museum of Nature and Science.  Although we did not go inside, we did walk around the plaza for a few more photos.  There were a few in the group that had not been to Thanksgiving Square so that was our next stop.  The chapel here is amazing with its winding stained glass windows in the ceiling.

Our last stop was Deep Ellum and photographing the Traveling Man.  There are 3 traveling man sculptures in this area.  These are all made of stainless steel and the tallest is 38 feet tall.  A few more photos and then we took the Green Line back to Victory Station where we caught the Trinity Rail Express back home.

It’s always a good time to get out with fellow photographers.  Hope you will all join the next outing.  Be sure to check our Facebook page for details or watch your email for a notice for the date and time of our next adventure.

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