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User currently offlineSccutler From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 5536 posts, RR: 28
Posted (14 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1208 times:

Anyone out there have any pictures of the old Amon Carter Field (Greater Southwest International), or have an idea where I might find some?

It has to have been one of the nicest airports to never succeed, and i recall wandering around the terminal (still well-maintaied) during air shows outh ere late 60's-early 70's. It always looked like they were expecting all the passengers and employees to be back just any minute.


...three miles from BRONS, clear for the ILS one five approach...
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User currently offlineLoneStarMike From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 3830 posts, RR: 34
Reply 1, posted (14 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1173 times:

I think there's one or two pictures on one of the Braniff website that I posted in the Dallas Love Field thread, but they're shots of aircraft on the tarmac. I haven't seen any interior photos.

Sometime between 1976-1978, I drove out there one day to have a look. The terminal was all locked up, but there was an open window or something and somehow I got in. By that time, it was in sad shape.

The only things I can remember were seeing some old Braniff posters above the ticketing area (too high for me to reach or I would have stolen them, LOL I was a teenager) and some signage for AA in the old eagle design.

I also remember walking down one of the 2 concourses. It was two levels and I was on the second floor. There were escalators every so often that led to the lower level that pax would take to the first floor, then walk out onto the tarmac and board the plane. I remember ceiling tiles wre falling out and were all over the floor up and down that councourse. I'd love to see what it looked like in it's heyday.

User currently offlineTexairport From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (14 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 1162 times:

There are a few pictures if the book "From Prarie to Planes", mostly just ceremonial stuff though.

User currently offline777gk From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1641 posts, RR: 18
Reply 3, posted (14 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1159 times:

Brian Lusk did a good article on it in the March/April (i believe) edition of Airways.

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