Taylor was served by the International & Great Northern (I-GN) Railroad and the Missouri - Kansas - Texas ("Katy") Railroad. In the mid-1920s, the I-GN became part of Missouri Pacific. In the late 1980s, the Katy was merged into Missouri Pacific.
John W. Barriger III took this photo of Tower 34 in Taylor with the Katy depot visible beyond the crossing. (John W Barriger III National Railroad Library)