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Old 02-25-2011, 01:08 PM
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It's been almost 10 years now since the old Tandy Subway shut down for good.

I miss it because it was the closest to a real light rail system we had in decades.


Pics here
(http://www.flickr.com/photos/limebye/sets/72157623394182793/ - broken link) (flickr)

Good times... wish they brought it back some how.
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Old 02-25-2011, 02:30 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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I remember riding that subway all the time as a kid when my parents would take us ice skating. I think I enjoyed riding the train as much as I did the actual skating! The last time I was in that building was when I had jury duty about five years ago. I walked over there on my break, and it was pretty sad what it had become. What's in that building now?
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Old 02-25-2011, 10:50 PM
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I remember riding that subway all the time as a kid when my parents would take us ice skating. I think I enjoyed riding the train as much as I did the actual skating! The last time I was in that building was when I had jury duty about five years ago. I walked over there on my break, and it was pretty sad what it had become. What's in that building now?
Nothing....

A some realty co bought it and it will turn into retail.

NOT another mall, just something like what you see in Sunance Square. And eventhough I'm glad they're doing something, I wish they would have at least kept the subway and did something with it. THAT could have been our starter line.
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Old 02-26-2011, 12:49 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
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I agree JJG. Sad.
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Old 02-26-2011, 02:02 PM
 
Location: Metromess
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I remember riding on it as a child to go to the old Leonard's store downtown (they had a great Christmas toy room!), and later to go to jury duty (not nearly as much fun). I wish it and the big parking lot were still there!
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Old 02-26-2011, 03:56 PM
 
Location: DFW - Coppell / Las Colinas
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I remember riding on it as a child to go to the old Leonard's store downtown (they had a great Christmas toy room!), and later to go to jury duty (not nearly as much fun). I wish it and the big parking lot were still there!
You beat me to it, us old timers know it originally as the Leonard's Store Subway. They were the original Macy's of FW with all their great Christmas window decorations, believe they sold out to Dillard's.
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Old 02-26-2011, 11:05 PM
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I remember riding on it as a child to go to the old Leonard's store downtown (they had a great Christmas toy room!), and later to go to jury duty (not nearly as much fun). I wish it and the big parking lot were still there!
Can't agree with the parking lot (at least condense it), but even for jury duty, I'd ride it.....
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Old 02-26-2011, 11:22 PM
 
Location: Irvine, CA
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The parking lot, as I remember, was below the bluffs, you boarded the subway there and rode in to the basement of Leonards--all of a mile, I think.
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