Crossing of the Missouri Pacific (MP) and the Southern Pacific (SP)
The only photo we have so far of Tower 114 is this aerial photo taken of Sugar Land, Texas about 1937. This photo is a copy from the files of the Imperial Sugar Company which owned the Sugar Land Railroad which crossed the Texas and New Orileans (Southern Pacific) at Tower 114. William Thomas Eldridge was the manager of the sugar company during the era just before the photo was taken. The copy of this photo was provided to us by Russell Straw of Sugar Land, TX. The tower is depicted on the Sanborn Fire Insurance Map of Sugar Land (February, 1926) as a 2-story "R.R. Off." (railroad office).
The From Russell's collection of data, the diamond was still in place in 1965, but the tower was gone. The the crossing was retired in the late 1970s when the MoP local started running on the SP Sunset Route and the old Sugar Land Railroad was abandoned to south of First Colony. Missouri Pacific did not want to pay for an overpass for Highway 59 that was being built at the time.
Location Map - Tower 114: