Texas Railroad History - Railroad Towers by Number

No. Location Railroad Crossings Type Date
Authorized
Date
Retired
(if known)
Updated
A Galveston (36th Street) GH&H, GC&SF, GH&SA, GW M 1898 1960s 2021-03-19
1 Bowie CRI&G, FW&DC M 1902-04-17   2014-04-26
2 San Antonio GH&SA, SA&AP M 1902-10-09 1926 2019-02-01
3 Flatonia GH&SA, SA&AP M 1902-10-09 1996 2020-10-29
4 Dalhart CRI&G, FW&DC M 1902-11-28   2020-04-09
5 Houston T&NO, SA&AP M/C 1902-12-04 1941-01-02 2019-02-26
6 El Paso GH&SA, EP&SW M 1903-01-23 1953 2019-03-30
7 College Station I-GN, H&TC M 1903-02-21 1965 2021-02-02
8 East Waco Cotton Belt, I-GN M 1903-06-12 1966 2019-03-30
9 Navasota I-GN, H&TC M 1903-06-16 1965 2021-02-05
10 Dallas H&TC, GC&SF E 1903-06-24 1944 2019-04-22
11 West Orange T&NO, O&NW M 1903-06-27   2008-09-16
12 Houston (Blodgett) GH&SA, SA&AP E 1903-07-04 1915 2020-10-26
13 Houston (Eureka) H&TC, MKT E 1903-07-04 1966 2021-02-20
14 Houston (Chaney Junction) H&TC, GH&SA E 1903-07-15 1915-11-17 2021-02-20
15 Hearne H&TC, I-GN E 1903-07-16   2020-02-03
16 Sherman H&TC, T&P, Frisco E 1903-07-18   2018-04-25
17 Rosenberg GH&SA, GC&SF E 1903-07-23   2021-02-15
18 Fort Worth (Hodge) T&P, Cotton Belt M 1903-07-25   2020-06-28
19 Dallas GC&SF, MKT, DTR&UD, DUT E 1903-07-27   2021-01-15
20 Bells MKT, T&P M 1903-07-27   2008-09-20
21 East Waco H&TC, MKT, Cotton Belt E 1903-08-08 1967 2011-03-18
22 Dallas T&P, GC&SF M 1903-08-18   2018-01-21
23 Milano GC&SF, I-GN E 1903-09-01   2018-01-21
24 Temple GC&SF, MKT E 1903-09-01   2014-04-20
25 Houston T&NO, I-GN, HB&T, HE&WT E 1903-09-29 1928 (controls moved to Tower 26) 2021-02-13
26 Houston T&NO, I-GN, HB&T, HE&WT E 1903-09-29 Nov. 10, 2001 2021-02-13
27 Quanah Frisco, FW&DC M 1903-10-05   2010-02-11
28 Texarkana T&P, T&FS M 1903-10-20 2019-02-15
29 Saginaw CRI&G, FW&DC, GC&SF M 1903-10-31   2019-01-26
30 Houston (Harrisburg) GH&SA, GH&H, PTA M 1903-12-31   2020-03-11
31 Beaumont T&NO, T&FS M 1903-10-01   2019-02-22
32 Beaumont T&NO, GB&KC E 1904-01-28   2020-05-30
33 Bay City Cane Belt, NYT&M E 1904-02-18 1954 2021-04-01
34 Taylor MKT, I-GN M 1904-03-05   2014-03-07
35 Dallas (Hiland) H&TC, MKT, DUT M 1904-03-31 1941-02-15 2018-03-27
36 Bryan H&TC, I-GN M 1904-04-22 January, 1958 2021-02-02
37 Vernon Frisco, FW&DC M 1904-05-12   2010-02-11
38 Galveston GH&SA, GH&H, GC&SF E 1904-05-16   2008-01-01
39 Kaufman TM, T&NO M 1904-06-16 1928-04-09 2021-04-15
40 Luling GH&SA, SA&AP M 1904-06-20 1931 2021-03-20
41 Navasota H&TC, GC&SF E 1904-06-24   2021-02-05
42 Texarkana T&P, Cotton Belt, T&FS E 1904-07-07   2018-01-28
43 Cleburne GC&SF, T&BV M 1904-07-07 1932-10-11 2009-02-21
44 Hillsboro MKT, T&BV, Cotton Belt M 1904-07-07 1940 2014-02-16
45 Malone I-GN, T&BV M 1904-07-07 1935 2018-02-17
46 Hubbard Cotton Belt, T&BV M 1904-07-07 1935 2019-01-03
47 El Paso GH&SA, T&P, EP&NE M 1904-07-11   2021-01-25
48 Yarnall So. Kansas, CRI&G M 1904-07-13 1908-03-28 2007-11-24
49 Plano H&TC, Cotton Belt E 1904-07-18   2018-02-21
50 Morgan GC&SF, Texas Central E 1904-07-20   2009-02-21
51 Wallis GC&SF, SA&AP E 1904-07-20   2017-05-06
52 Cameron GC&SF, SA&AP E 1904-07-21 1959 2009-04-16
53 Fort Worth (Ney) MKT, H&TC, I-GN, FW&RG M 1904-07-23   2021-03-24
54 Rockdale I-GN, SA&AP M 1904-09-01 1959 2014-02-23
55 Fort Worth T&P, MKT, H&TC, GC&SF E 1904-09-26   2018-01-21
56 McGregor GC&SF, Cotton Belt E 1904-10-20 1967 2018-04-13
57 Dallas (Water St.) MKT, GC&SF, DUT, CRI&G, NTT E 1904-11-05   2017-05-10
58 Alvarado MKT, GC&SF M 1904-11-01   2014-04-26
59 Waco MKT, SA&AP M 1904-11-21   2019-01-26
60 N. Fort Worth GC&SF, FW&DC, SSW, CRI&G, FWB E 1905-07-01   2018-02-22
61 Jefferson LR&N, T&P M 1905-08-26   2020-01-29
62 Mineola T&P, MKT M 1905-12-12   2020-08-04
63 Mexia (Springfield) H&TC, T&BV M 1906-04-26 1977 2020-10-16
64 Greenville MKT, Cotton Belt M 1906-09-24   2021-03-31
65 Algoa GC&SF, SLB&M M 1906-11-04   2019-01-03
66 El Paso GH&SA, EP&SW, EPUD M 1906-11-08 1928 2019-03-30
67 Waxahachie MKT, H&TC M 1906-12-01   2020-01-29
68 Houston (Englewood Yard) GH&SA Yards, T&NO M 1907-03-03 1998 (razed 2010) 2020-10-25
69 Celeste MKT, GC&SF M 1907-03-30 1956 2010-02-19
70 Dobbin GC&SF, T&BV M 1907-04-25   2009-12-06
71 Houston HE&WT, HB&T M 1907-09-11 1930 (remote control from Tower 26) 2021-02-13
72 Corsicana Cotton Belt, T&BV M 1907-11-21   2020-08-06
73 Texas City Junction GH&SA, GH&H, TCT M 1907-02-18   2018-03-11
74 Beaumont T&NO, BSL&W M 1908-05-15   2020-05-30
75 Amarillo P&SF, FW&DC, CRI&G E 1908-07-06 1986 (razed 1990) 2019-04-17
76 Houston HE&WT, HB&T M 1908-11-01 1930 (remote control from Tower 80) 2021-02-13
77 Carrollton MKT, Cotton Belt, CRI&G M 1908-12-07   2021-01-30
78 Garland GC&SF, MKT E 1909-04-05   2010-02-16
79 Paris T&P, TM, GC&SF, Frisco E 1909-05-27 1963 2010-01-24
80 Houston (Percival) HB&T, I-GN M 1913-07-25   2021-02-13
81 Houston (T&NO Junction) GH&SA, GC&SF M 1910-05-07   2018-02-20
82 San Angelo GC&SF, KCM&O E 1910-12-28   2008-11-13
83 Chillicothe KCM&O, FW&DC M 1910-07-14   2008-11-19
84 Houston (Walker Ave.) HB&T, I-GN, SA&AP E 1910-08-10 1988 2018-02-20
85 Houston (Baker St.) HB&T, GH&H M 1911-05-03   2020-09-12
86 Houston (Magers) HB&T, GH&SA E 1911-04-19   2020-11-14
87 Houston (Englewood Yard) HB&T, T&NO M 1911-04-19 1982 2020-10-25
88 Sweetwater KCM&O, P&NT E 1912-10-10   2019-05-16
89 Houston GH&SA, GC&SF M 1912   2020-12-23
90 Victoria GH&SA, SLB&M M 1913-01-03 1972 2021-04-19
91 West Point MKT, SA&AP M 1913-10-29   2010-02-20
92 New Braunfels I-GN, MKT M 1913-11-01   2005-08-19
93 Denison MKT, H&TC P 1913-10-02 1990 2021-05-06
94 Midlothian GC&SF, H&TC E 1913-11-19   2005-08-01
95 Brenham H&TC, GC&SF E 1914-06-29   2021-03-01
96 Island - Causeway GC&SF, GH&SA, GH&H, GHE E 1912-09-06 1929 2020-07-31
97 Lift Bridge - Causeway GC&SF, GH&SA, GH&H, GHE E 1912-10-23   2020-07-31
98 Virginia Point - Causeway GC&SF, GH&SA, GH&H, GHE P 1912-10-14 1929 2020-07-31
99 Galveston GH&SA, GT E 1914-04-29 1914-09-22 2007-01-20
100 Elgin H&TC, MKT M 1914-02-07   2018-03-03
101 Whitewright MKT, Cotton Belt M 1914-12-01 1953 2010-02-20
102 Houston (Magnolia Park) GH&SA, I-GN C 1915-03-31 1963 2020-11-10
103 Beaumont (Chaison) T&NO, T&FS C 1915-10-08   2009-04-16
104 Bellaire Junction H&TC, GH&SA, SA&AP M 1915-11-01 1926 2006-11-14
105 San Antonio GH&SA, I-GN M 1916-04-29   2019-05-08
106 Dallas (North Tower) UT, MKT, T&P P 1916-04-26   2014-02-24
107 Dallas (South Tower) UT, CRI&G, MKT, H&TC, SSW, Frisco, T&NO P 1916-10-??   2014-02-24
108 Houston (Bonners Pt.) H&TC, MKT, GH&H E 1918-04-06   2019-03-13
109 San Antonio SAB&T, SA&AP M 1918-10-28 1959 2019-01-28
110 Dayton T&NO, TV&N M 1917-06-02 1927-03-18 2010-02-06
111 Trinity Rock Creek Lumber Co., I-GN C 1919-11-13   2020-07-29
112 San Antonio GH&SA, SAB&T E 1919-12-30   2019-01-22
113 Hyatt T&NO, ET&G C 1923-04-17 1927 2020-07-29
114 Sugar Land GH&SA, Sugar Land M 1923-10-25 1990 2020-07-25
115 Eagle Lake GH&SA, SA&AP, Cane Belt E 1924-07-22 1990 2020-09-26
116 Houston (Union Station) HB&T E 1924-03-14   2020-11-06
117 Houston (New South Yard) HB&T E 1924-03-14   2021-01-29
118 Dallas (Belt Junction) H&TC, Belt Line E 1926-09-04   2019-02-09
119 Dallas (T&P Junction) T&P, H&TC, Belt Line E 1926-05-18   2019-02-09
120 Port Arthur T&NO, T&FS C 1925-09-28   2008-10-11
121 San Antonio (East Yard) GH&SA yards E 1925-04-10 2001-02-27 2008-09-05
122 Ranger T&P, WFR&FW C 1926-01-20 1955-01-21 2014-04-13
123 Jefferson J&NW, T&P C 1925-10-13   2020-01-29
124 Fort Worth (Bird's Siding) FW&RG, GC&SF C 1926-11-02   2021-03-24
125 Mauriceville T&FS, O&NW C 1929-05-22   2019-01-30
126 Ft. Worth (Polk's Tower) GC&SF, H&TC E 1926-06-15 1961-03-20 2021-03-24
127 Tenaha GC&SF, HE&WT C 1928-05-22   2010-01-30
128 Ballinger GC&SF, A&S C 1927-04-22   2008-11-07
129 Tuscola P&NT, A&S C 1927-03-15   2018-03-25
130 Grand Saline T&P, TSL C 1926-02-20   2005-08-01
131 Terrell T&P, TM E 1927-01-19 1958 2018-03-03
132 McNeil H&TC, I-GN C 1928-07-13   2009-02-21
133 Lancaster H&TC, MKT C 1928-02-08 1934 2005-08-01
134 Houston (Pierce Junction) GH&SA, I-GN C 1929-03-27   2006-11-12
135 Canyon P&SF yards E 1927-12-09   2019-01-22
136 Pampa P&SF yards E 1928-05-08   2019-04-23
137 Big Sandy T&P, Cotton Belt E 1928-08-14   2020-09-11
138 Harlingen SLB&M, SA&AP M 1928-09-10 1994 2019-02-28
139 Houston T&NO, HB&T, I-GN E 1928-12-20   2020-12-23
140 Tatsie H&TC, I-GN C 1929-02-12   2020-02-03
141 Lubbock FW&D, P&SF A 1931-02-12   2018-02-23
142 Plainview FW&DSP, P&NT A 1931-03-16   2017-05-10
143 Devers R. M. Lbr. Co., T&NO C 1923-04-05 1928-06-08 2020-07-06
144 Waco MKT, Cotton Belt M 1928-05-29 1970 2007-11-25
145 Edinburg SLB&M, SA&AP C 1929-01-03 1971 2021-03-07
146 Edcouch SLB&M, SA&AP C 1929-02-05 1968-09-17 2021-03-05
147 Lantana SLB&M, SA&AP C 1929-03-13 ~ 1972 2021-03-16
148 Fullerton TV&N, BSL&W C 1929-04-13   2010-02-06
149 Edinburg (Alsonia) SLB&M, SA&AP C 1928-12-05 1964-10-13 2021-03-07
150 Eastland EWF&G, T&P C 1929-05-13   2017-04-18
151 Rosita SLB&M, SA&AP C 1929-04-17 1969-7-1 2021-03-16
152 Wharton GC&SF, GH&SA C 1929-07-05 1984 2009-02-21
153 Amarillo P&SF yards E 1929-01-21   2019-04-17
154 Angleton SLB&M, H&BV C 1929-07-22   2017-05-16
155 Grayburg T&NO, BSL&W C 1929-07-19 1933-12-14 2021-04-16
156 Allenhurst SLB&M, GH&SA C 1929-08-02 1932-09-26 2021-04-01
157 Blessing SLB&M, GH&SA C 1929-08-21 1985 2019-04-23
158 Placedo SLB&M, GH&SA C 1929-10-01   2021-04-09
159 Mathis SAU&G, SA&AP M 1929-11-07  1980 2006-10-19
160 Cisco T&P, MKT E 1930-08-13 1967 2017-05-05
161 Arcola Junction I-GN, GC&SF C 1930-07-16   2020-07-25
162 Sugar Land Junction GC&SF, I-GN M/E 1930-07-22   2020-07-25
163 Sealy MKT, GC&SF       2005-09-01
164 Gainesville GC&SF, MKT   1931-04-20   2018-01-23
165 Corsicana TE, FW&D       2021-01-29
166 Plano Cotton Belt, TE  M 1930  1949  2018-02-21
167 Hillsboro MKT, TE   1931 1949 2014-02-16
168 West Livingston WBT&S, HE&WT L 1931-10-15  1947-03-22 2020-09-13
169 Bay City SLB&M, GC&SF M/E 1931   2021-04-01
170 Conroe I-GN, GC&SF       2017-05-10
171 Acme FW&D, QA&P       2020-08-04
172 Stratford CRI&P, P&SF       2014-04-14
173 Palestine I-GN, TSRR   1931-02-24   2019-05-04
174 Italy MKT, Texas Electric   1931-02-24   2021-01-18
175 Etter P&SF, CRI&P       2010-03-09
176 Jacksonville I-GN, Cotton Belt G  1931-09-08 1954 2019-05-02
177 Amarillo P&SF, CRI&P       2019-04-17
178 Magnolia I-GN, Grogan-Cochran Lumber G 1932-07-08 1940 2018-02-24
179 Shamrock CRI&P, FW&DN A 1932 1970 2021-02-11
180 MP 95.2 on B-RI B-RI, Grogan-Cochran Lumber C 1934-02-23 1940 2018-02-24
181 Mertens I-GN, Cotton Belt       2006-10-08
182 Lufkin (Prosser) A&NR, T&NO  M  1936   2018-03-21
183 Tyler Cotton Belt, I-GN       2020-07-29
184 Corsicana Cotton Belt, T&NO  E  1937 1988  2020-08-06
185 Diboll T&NO, Southern Pine Lumber   1941-09-22 1944-03-27 2018-02-18
186 Sherman Frisco, SP Spur Track       2018-04-12
187 Waxahachie B-RI, T&NO (National Compress spur) G 1942-07-11   2020-01-29
188 Farwell P&SF, P&SF       2020-07-08
189 Houston (Magnolia Junction) HB&T, I-GN A 1942-10-30   2020-09-12
190 Canadian P&SF       2008-09-09
191 Marlin MP, T&NO A 1946-08-26 1965 2007-05-28
192 Fort Worth CRI&P       2005-09-01
193 Sinton SLB&M, T&NO A 1946   2014-04-07
194 Valley Junction MP   1947-10-31   2020-02-03
195 Pittsburg L&A, Cotton Belt 2010-03-09
196 El Paso Union Depot E 1950   2019-03-30
197 Robstown MP, Texas Mexican       2018-02-07
198 Henrietta FW&D, MKT A 1952-02-04   2010-02-02
199 Houston (Settegast Yard) HB&T, MP   March 1952   2007-06-08
200 Athens T&NO, Cotton Belt A 1952-06-12 1981 2005-09-15
201 Jacksonville Cotton Belt, I-GN A 1954 1991 2019-05-02
202 Cleveland GC&SF, T&NO A 1954   2018-01-27
203 Dublin MKT, GC&SF       2008-11-17
204 Richardson AT&SF, T&NO A 1955 1988 2005-09-15
205 Austin (Colorado River Bridge) MP, MKT       2014-03-27
206 San Marcos MP, MKT       2014-03-09
207 Houston (Maury St.) T&NO E 1956-11-26   2021-02-13
208 Houston HB&T, PTRA E 1957-09-24   2020-11-10
209 Amarillo FW&D, CRI&P G 1958-09-10   2019-04-17
210 Houston (Collingsworth St.) HB&T, T&NO E 1961 2002 2021-02-13
211 Corpus Christi (MP Junction) MP A 1960    2010-02-20
212 Lockney P&SF, FW&D       2005-09-15
213 Floydada ATSF, QA&P       2010-03-07
214 Houston (Galena Junction) PTA, SP A 1966   2005-09-15
215 Bloomington MP       2021-04-09
Cruse Cruse HE&WT, Grogan Manufacturing Co. C 1928-01-21 1930-01-06 2019-02-19
GH&H Bonner's Point (Buffalo Bayou Bridge) GH&H       2019-03-13
KCS Beaumont (Neches River) KCS       2019-02-22
Mariposa Beaumont GC&SF       2020-05-30

 

Types of Interlockers

A Automatic
C Cabin
E Electrical
G Electric Gate
L Ground Lever
M Mechanical
P Electrical-Pneumatic

Railroad Abbreviations

B-RI Burlington - Rock Island (Joint Texas Division)
BSL&W Beaumont, Sour Lake, & Western
Cotton Belt St. Louis - Southwestern
CRI&G Chicago, Rock Island, & Gulf
DGC Dayton-Goose Creek
DUT Dallas Union Terminal
DTR&UD Dallas Terminal Railway & Union Depot
EP&SW El Paso & Southwestern
EPUD El Paso Union Depot
ET&G East Texas & Gulf
Frisco St. Louis - San Francisco
FW&DC Fort Worth & Denver City
FW&RG Fort Worth & Rio Grande
FWB Fort Worth Belt
GC&SF Gulf, Colorado, & Santa Fe
GH&H Galveston, Houston, & Henderson
GH&SA Galveston, Harrisburg, & San Antonio
GHE Galveston Houston Electric
GT Galveston Terminal
GW Galveston Wharf
H&TC Houston & Texas Central
HB&T Houston Belt & Terminal
HE&WT Houston East & West Texas
I-GN International Great Northern
KCM&O Kansas City Mexico & Orient of Texas
LR&N Louisiana Railway & Navigation of Texas
MKT Missouri Kansas Texas
NTT North Texas Traction
O&NW Orange & Northwestern
P&SF Panhandle and Santa Fe - became ATSF
P&NT Pecos and Northern Texas - became ATSF
PTA Port Terminal Railroad Association
SA&AP San Antonio & Aransas Pass
SLB&M St. Louis, Brownsville, & Mexico
SSW see Cotton Belt
T&BV Trinity & Brazos Valley
T&FS Texarkana & Fort Smith
T&NO Texas & New Orleans
T&P Texas & Pacific
TM Texas Midland
TSL Texas Shortline
TSRR Texas State Railroad
TVN Trinity Valley & Northern
UT Union Terminal


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