Runway 18/35 became Amon Carter Blvd, which is of course is the street that AMR's headquarters building is on. I always found that ironic. In the early days of its use as a road, its been said they simply painted a double yellow stripe down the runway and connected it to the surrounding streets. The part of the runway that extended past Hwy 183(which used to cross the runway under a tunnel) is still very visible on your right when traveling westbound. On Google earth: 32°49'54.60" N 97°02'55.33" W
|Quoting srbmod (Reply 2):|
we probably would have never had the Wright Amendment nor would the current DFW airport been built
You are certainly correct about the city of Dallas' long history of arrogance regarding Carter Field/GSW and later DFW
, but I'm not sure the GSW site would have remained in use anyways. The current site at DFW
is a far better location, as even when Carter Field was built it was restricted on three sides (railway and Trinity river to the south, and highways to the west and north). In the end, the right decisions were made for the area, major international airport at DFW
and limited use facilities at DAL
I find it strange that there's quite a bit of history at that site, but no markers of any kind or indication of what was there. Probably that's because the sentiment in Fort Worth at the time was that Carter Field was a costly failure, but its still significant enough to deserve a bit of recognition....
Speaking of that history, most people are aware that Delta has had two fatal crashes at DFW
, but there was indeed a third at GSW in 1972, when a DC-9, N3305L crashed on a training flight while attempting to take off behind an American DC-10. All 4 on board were sadly killed.
[Edited 2012-04-29 09:44:29]