The Gulf, Colorado & Santa Fe Railroad

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Interlocker Tower Abandonment

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Abandonments

This abandoned route has historical information.This abandoned route has a map. Chillicothe to Sweetwater
States: Texas   
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This abandoned route has associated ICC filings. Davis to Sulphur
States: Oklahoma   
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This abandoned route has historical information.This abandoned route has a map.This abandoned route has associated ICC filings. Fannett to Port Bolivar
States: Texas   
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This abandoned route has a map.This abandoned route has associated pictures.This abandoned route has associated ICC filings. The Menard District (Homer Junction to Menard)
States: Texas   
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This abandoned route has historical information.This abandoned route has a map.This abandoned route has associated pictures. Paris to Farmersville
States: Texas   
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This abandoned route has historical information.This abandoned route has a map.This abandoned route has associated pictures. The Port Bolivar and Iron Ore Railroad (Longview to Ore City)
States: Texas   
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This abandoned route has a map.This abandoned route has associated pictures.This abandoned route has associated ICC filings. Shawnee to Pauls Valley
States: Oklahoma   
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This abandoned route has historical information.This abandoned route has a map. Wylie to Copeville
States: Texas   
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Texas Interlocking Towers

The Gulf, Colorado & Santa Fe Railroad was served by these interlocker towers in Texas:

Nbr Location Railroads Type Authorized Retired Map
A Galveston (Galveston Wharves) GC&SF, GH&SA, GH&H    M 1898
Located at 36th Street
10 Dallas H&TC, GC&SF    E 6/24/1903 1944
Consolidated into Tower 19.
17 Rosenberg GC&SF, GH&SA    E 7/23/1903 2/10/2004
Last traditional operating tower in Texas; in operation until February 10, 2004. Moved to and preserved at Rosenburg Railroad Museum.
19 Dallas MKT, GC&SF, UT, DT    E 7/27/1903 1993
Moved to and preserved at the Age of Steam Museum, Dallas, TX
22 Dallas (East Dallas) GC&SF, T&P    M 8/18/1903
23 Milano I-GN, GC&SF    E 9/1/1903
24 Temple GC&SF, MKT    E 9/1/1903
29 Saginaw FW&DC, GC&SF, CRI&G    M 10/31/1903
Closed and torn down in March 1985
38 Galveston GH&H, GC&SF, GH&SA    E 5/16/1904
Located at 49th street; also known as the "Z-Track" tower
41 Navasota H&TC, GC&SF    E 6/24/1904
43 Cleburne GC&SF, T&BV    M 7/7/1904
Abandonments: Cleburne to Teague   
50 Morgan TC, GC&SF    E 7/20/1904
Unusual structure combining interlocking tower and passenger depot
51 Wallis GC&SF, SA&AP    E 7/20/1904
52 Cameron SA&AP, GC&SF    E 7/21/1904 1959
55 Fort Worth GC&SF, H&TC, T&P, MKT    E 9/26/1904
Still standing in its original location
56 McGregor StL&SW, GC&SF    E 10/20/1904 1967
Unusual structure combining interlocking tower and passenger depot. The depot remains to this day.
57 Dallas GC&SF, MKT, CRI&G, DT, NTT    11/5/1904
58 Alvarado MKT, GC&SF    M 11/1/1904
60 Fort Worth GC&SF, StL&SW, FW&DC, CRI&G, FtWB    E 7/1/1905
65 Algoa StLB&M, GC&SF    11/4/1906
69 Celeste GC&SF, MKT    M 3/30/1907
Abandonments: Paris to Farmersville   
70 Dobbin GC&SF, T&BV    M 4/25/1907
78 Garland GC&SF, MKT    E 4/5/1909
79 Paris T&P, GC&SF, TM, StL&SF    E 5/27/1909 1963
Abandonments: The Texas Midland Railroad   
81 Houston (T&NO Junction) GC&SF, GH&SA    M 5/7/1910
82 San Angelo GC&SF, KCM&O    E 12/28/1910
89 Houston GC&SF, GH&SA    M 1912 1918
Mysterious tower that may have never existed; Tower 139 served in its place
94 Midlothian H&TC, GC&SF    E 11/19/1913
95 Brenham GC&SF, H&TC    E 6/29/1914
96 Galveston (Island-Causeway) GH&SA, GC&SF, GH&H    E 9/6/1912
97 Galveston (Lift Bridge-Causeway) GH&H, GHE, GC&SF, GH&SA    E 10/23/1912
The only interlocking tower still in operation. Unusual arrangement as it controls two railroad lines and a boat channel
98 Virginia Point (Causeway) GH&SA, GC&SF, GHE, GH&H    P 10/14/1912
124 Fort Worth (Bird's Siding) FtW&RG, GC&SF    C 11/2/1926
126 Fort Worth (Violet Street) GC&SF, H&TC    E 6/15/1926
Also known as Polk's Tower
127 Tenaha GC&SF, HE&WT    C 5/22/1928
128 Ballinger A&S, GC&SF    C 4/22/1927
152 Wharton GC&SF, GH&SA    C 7/5/1929 1984
Cabin-type interlocker still in place
161 Arcola I-GN, GC&SF   
162 Sugar Land (Sugar Land Junction) GC&SF, I-GN   
163 Sealy MKT, GC&SF   
164 Gainesville GC&SF, MKT   
169 Bay City StLB&M, GC&SF   
170 Conroe GC&SF, I-GN   
202 Cleveland GC&SF, T&NO    A 1954
203 Dublin GC&SF, MKT   

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