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Details for Benchmark: CS1740

N 32° 44.783 W 097° 19.617 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 619.39

Coordinates may not be exact. Altitude is ADJUSTED and location is SCALED. (more info)

Location:
In TARRANT county, TX View Original Datasheet
Designation:
Y 268
Marker Type:
bench mark disk
Setting:
massive structures
Stability:
Probably hold position/elevation well.

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recovered mark in good condition, as described.

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photoBenchmark Y 268
photoBenchmark Y 268 wide view

Recovered in good condition. Benchmark is still visible on front wall of building.

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photoY 268 building/area, facing South
photoY 268 monument in wall, facing South
photoY 268 disk

Discovered this while geocaching in the area. Still in great shape.

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photoY268 Area View
photoY268 Closeup

Saw this one while downtown for a geocaching event.

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photoArea view Y 268 (CS1740)
Benchmark in Forth Worth, Texas
photoY 268 (CS1740)
Benchmark in Forth Worth, Texas

We came over for the rv show.

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photoScreenshot_2016-01-08-17-40-25-1
photoScreenshot_2016-01-08-17-40-25-1

Found this while geocaching nearby. Took a picture of the benchmark, which is in excellent condition, prominent on the front of the building near the main entrance door. Also took a picture of the front entry of the Texas & Pacific building.

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photoTexas & Pacific Building Entry
photoCS1740

We have been in this building a few times after riding the train. We never realized there was a benchmark right outside! How exciting!

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photoY268-2
photoy268

Going thru some old photos on my camera, found this one from December of last year, figured i would log it.

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photoDSC_0109

Found this one this afternoon after I'd been to the post office, and was driving past the train station. How have I missed this one before, given all the times I've ridden the TRE to/from here?

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photoTarrant (Fort Worth) Texas & Pacific Railroad Pass

Happened upon while checking out nearby virtual. Great condition.

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phototexas st fire st

Found while showing an out of town guest the station.
I believe this is the building where they filmed a scene
from "Born on the 4th of July".

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photoMarker Y268
Y268

Found this one while helping my wife set up for an event in the T&P lobby. I love finding benchmarks by accident, maybe I'll look for some on purpose. This building is gorgeous. Pics don't do it justice. Marker is in good condition.

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photoT&P entrance
photoT&P Benchmark

Too bad you can't go in this astounding Art Deco palace! This was the old Texas and Pacific headquarters and Union passenger depot. My Dad remembered a day in 1944 when an unknown sailor got out of a cab and knocked on the door of their home. He told dad and his stepmother that if they hurried down to the T&P depot, they could see my grandfather on a troop train headed to California. Dad and Naomi got in the car and hurried down onto the passenger concourse. The walkways were jammed with hundreds of other people. Naomi was determined, and she and Dad pushed through the crowd to the front. Soon they saw my grandfather hanging out the window of a troop train, waving as hard as he could as he went off to fight the Japanese. Dad never knew that sailor's name, but he was always grateful to him for going out of his way to tell a shipmate's family that their loved one would be passing through town.

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photointerior of T&P depot, home of CS1740 Y 268
photoloc CS1740 Y 268 Ft Worth TX T&P depot
photoCS1740 Y 268 Ft Worth TX
N 32° 44.751 W 097° 19.661

Found in excellent condition on a caching and benchmark hunting day.

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photoNearby marker
photoCloseup of CS1740

easy find great train station.

Accidental find while getting ready to ride the TRE to Dallas. Came right up face to face.

Still there & in good condition.

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photoY268

While at the Post Office, decided to look for this one, too. Easily found and in good condition.

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photoCS1740

3d of 3 today; this one's just 200 ft. E of the two at the main post office. Go inside the T+P (now the TRE Station) building for a look-see.

This is really easy to find, and the mark is in excellent condition for something that old!

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photoCS1740
Close up picture of the disk.
N 32° 44.751 W 097° 19.661

Recovery note made by Team KBAT. Found disk in good condition.

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photoU.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey benchmark disk, designated: Y 268
photoTeam KBAT shepherd near mark.

Found this one too.

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photoCS 1740

Found this one while doing the North Texas Benchmark of the Month Club cache. Didn't know one was here before starting out this morning, but walked up on it. My GPSr was acting funky, and led me to this disc, instead of the disk a the post office (I hadn't read the detailed directions on the other Benchmark page).

Just lucky I guess.
Shane

N 32° 44.765 W 097° 19.668

Recovered in good condition. The building is a Texas Historical Landmark.

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photoCS1740
photoWeb-ling and the disk
photoTexas Historical Landmark Plaque

Documented History (by the NGS)

01/01/1934 by CGS (MONUMENTED)
01/01/1957 by NGS (GOOD)
DESCRIBED BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1957 IN FORT WORTH. AT FORT WORTH, TARRANT COUNTY, AT THE UNION STATION WHICH IS AT THROCKMORTEN AND LANCASTER, IN THE FACE OF THE CONCRETE WALL AT THE EAST SIDE OF THE NORTH OR MAIN ENTRANCE. THE MARK IS A STANDARD DISK STAMPED Y 268 1934 AND SET VERTICALLY ABOUT 4 FEET ABOVE THE SIDE WALK.
01/01/1983 by NGS (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY 1983 RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION.
01/01/1989 by USPSQD (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY US POWER SQUADRON 1989 (RMB) RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION.
03/01/1996 by USPSQD (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY US POWER SQUADRON 1996 RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION.

Control Text

  • The horizontal coordinates were scaled from a topographic map and have an estimated accuracy of +/- 6 seconds.
  • The orthometric height was determined by differential leveling and adjusted by the National Geodetic Survey in June 1991. WARNING-Repeat measurements at this control monument indicate possible vertical movement.
  • The geoid height was determined by GEOID99.
  • The dynamic height is computed by dividing the NAVD 88 geopotential number by the normal gravity value computed on the Geodetic Reference System of 1980 (GRS 80) ellipsoid at 45 degrees latitude (G = 980.6199 gals.).
  • The modeled gravity was interpolated from observed gravity values.

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