The Houston & Texas Central Railroad

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Interlocker Tower Abandonment

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Abandonments

This abandoned route is a featured route. The Mexia-Nelleva Cutoff (Mexia to Nelleva)
States: Texas   
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This abandoned route has historical information.This abandoned route has a map.This abandoned route has associated pictures. Plano to McKinney
States: Texas   
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This abandoned route has historical information.This abandoned route has a map.This abandoned route has associated pictures.This abandoned route has associated ICC filings. The Texas Midland Railroad (Garrett to Paris)
States: Texas   
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Texas Interlocking Towers

The Houston & Texas Central Railroad was served by these interlocker towers in Texas:

Nbr Location Railroads Type Authorized Retired Map
7 College Station H&TC, I-GN    M 2/21/1903 1965
Abandonments: College Station to Navasota   
9 Navasota I-GN, H&TC    M 6/16/1903 1965
Abandonments: College Station to Navasota   
10 Dallas H&TC, GC&SF    E 6/24/1903 1944
Consolidated into Tower 19.
13 Houston (Eureka) MKT, H&TC    E 7/4/1903
Consolidated into Tower 26 in 1966
Abandonments: Houston to Katy   
14 Houston (Chaney Junction) H&TC, GH&SA    E 7/15/1903
15 Hearne I-GN, H&TC    E 7/16/1903
16 Sherman H&TC, T&P, StL&SF    E 7/18/1903
Moved to and preserved in Grapevine, TX
21 Waco (East Waco) StL&SW, MKT, H&TC    E 8/8/1903 1967
35 Dallas (Oasis) H&TC, MKT, DT    M 3/31/1904 1950
36 Bryan I-GN, H&TC    M 4/22/1904
41 Navasota H&TC, GC&SF    E 6/24/1904
49 Plano StL&SW, H&TC    E 7/18/1904
53 Fort Worth (Ney Yards) H&TC, MKT, I-GN, FtW&RG    M 7/23/1904
Retired in 1957-58
55 Fort Worth MKT, T&P, GC&SF, H&TC    E 9/26/1904
Still standing in its original location
63 Mexia (Springfield) H&TC, T&BV    M 4/26/1904 1977
Abandonments: The Mexia-Nelleva Cutoff, Cleburne to Teague   
67 Waxahachie H&TC, MKT    M 12/1/1906
93 Denison MKT, H&TC    P 10/2/1913 1990
Abandonments: The Kansas, Oklahoma and Gulf Railroad, The Denison and Southeastern Railway   
94 Midlothian H&TC, GC&SF    E 11/19/1913
95 Brenham GC&SF, H&TC    E 6/29/1914
100 Elgin H&TC, MKT    M 2/7/1914
104 Houston (Bellaire Junction) H&TC, GH&SA, SA&AP    11/1/1915 1926
107 Dallas (South Tower) T&NO, StL&SF, CRI&G, UT, H&TC, MKT, StL&SW    P 10/1/1916
Tower still standing; used in tandem with Tower 106 to control Dallas Union Terminal; two towers led to removal of Tower 57. Now owned by DART.
108 Houston (Bonner's Point) MKT, H&TC, GH&H    E 4/6/1918
118 Dallas (Belt Junction) DBL, H&TC    E 9/4/1926
Partially destroyed by a fire after abandonment
119 Dallas (T&P Junction) H&TC, T&P, DBL    E 5/18/1926
126 Fort Worth (Violet Street) GC&SF, H&TC    E 6/15/1926
Also known as Polk's Tower
132 McNeil H&TC, I-GN    C 7/13/1928
133 Lancaster H&TC, MKT    C 2/8/1928 1934
140 Tatsie H&TC, I-GN    C 2/12/1929

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