Dorothy Rencurrel Collection

Summary: Donor, longtime Arlington resident and a member of the Tarrant County Historical Commission, gave items related to the history of Arlington as well as the topic of railroads in Fort Worth - featuring the November 30, 2001, Inaugural Trip of the Trinity Railway Express from Texas and Pacific Station.


  • Binder: "Old Town Historic District," National Register of Historic Places, Listed March 2000, a loose-leaf binder containing copy of application for area of Arlington, Texas, bound roughly by following streets: Sanford, Elm, Division, and Oak, to be referred to in application as "Old Town." Contains a short history of Arlington, architectural description of buildings included in historic district, and a list of addresses with approximate date of destruction. Several maps: original town of Arlington, 1878, plat map of north half of Sol Davis survey, W. S.Thomas Heirs Addition, S. R. Yates Addition, Ditto and Bone Addition on Sol Davis Survey, Fitzhugh and Collins Addition, an overview of combined additions


Trinity Railway Express

  • Photographs

    • Eighteen color photographs, 4 by 6 inches, taken November 30, 2001, on occasion of Inaugural Trip for Trinity Railway Express from Texas and Pacific Station, Fort Worth to placing of Golden Spike at Centre Point/DFW Station, negatives included
    • Chandeliers in T&P waiting room
    • Guest table for Star-Telegram in waiting room
    • Lela Standifer in white recording events
    • Engine No. 568 for TRE coming to site at CentrePoint
    • Rear of train, track showing location for spikes
    • Train track with cover showing where spikes to be driven
    • Side view of length of train
    • Train by iron rail fence
    • Dignitaries on podium by train
    • Dignitaries on podium
    • Faces in crowd
    • Brook Mays Dixieland band
    • Placing spikes
    • Driven spikes shown on track
    • Fort Worth Fire Department truck with fireman spraying arc of water
    • Fort Worth Fire Department truck with T&P Building in background
    • Hoses coming from fire truck
    • Portion of Fort Worth Fire Department Fire and Rescue Truck No. 8.

Trinity Railway at Centerport, Texas

  • Poster 
    • "Ride Rail" Poster, commemorating the Trinity Railway Express service into downtown Fort Worth, December 3, 2001. Designed by "Farris," 2001.  15 by 29 inches, color