Texas Transportation Co.

The Texas Transportation Co. is a little electric line, started in 1887, that once ferried cars from the Southern Pacific railroad about a mile to both the Pearl Brewery and to the Lone Star Brewery on the other side of Broadway on San Antonio's near north side. After both breweries were bought by the same company, Pearl also produced Lone Star. Service ended for the line when the Pearl Brewery closed in 2001. Engine #2 was restored and put on static display near the old brewery.

I took some photos in the middle of 1967 with the family's old Kodak Rainbow Hawk-eye No. 2A Special box camera. Some are color; some are black and white. None are very sharp, and the color in the color photos is uneven. In one box cab No. 2 is switching a Santa Fe box car at the Pearl Brewery. In another a string of cars is being pushed east to the SP interchange. (My 1963 Corvair convertible is parked at the curb.)

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I also photographed a 1928 Baldwin 0-4-0T steam engine, Texas Transportation Museum No. 1, which was on the premises.

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