The International-Great Northern Railway

Interlocker Tower Abandonment

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GOOGLE MAPS no longer available: With apologies, I am unable to continue showing Google Maps. Google has forced my hand by increasing their map usage fee from nothing/free to OVER $300 A MONTH for the Abandoned Rails website! This is an expense that I simply cannot afford. Rest assured I am looking at available open source alternatives, so maps should be back online soon!

Greg Harrison


This abandoned route has a map.This abandoned route has associated pictures. College Station to Navasota
States: Texas   
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This abandoned route has historical information.This abandoned route has a map.This abandoned route has associated pictures. Fort Worth to Waco
States: Texas   
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Texas Interlocking Towers

The International-Great Northern Railway was served by these interlocker towers in Texas:

Nbr Location Railroads Type Authorized Retired Map
7 College Station I-GN, H&TC    M 2/21/1903 1965
Abandonments: College Station to Navasota   
8 Waco (East Waco) StL&SW, I-GN    M 6/12/1903 1988
Abandonments: Corsicana to Waco   
9 Navasota I-GN, H&TC    M 6/16/1903 1965
Abandonments: College Station to Navasota   
15 Hearne H&TC, I-GN    E 7/16/1903
23 Milano I-GN, GC&SF    E 9/1/1903
25 Houston I-GN, HB&T, HE&WT, T&NO    E 9/29/1903
Operated alongside Tower 26; abandoned in the late 1920s
26 Houston T&NO, HE&WT, HB&T, I-GN    E 9/29/1903
Demolished on November 10, 2001
34 Taylor I-GN, MKT    M 3/5/1904
36 Bryan H&TC, I-GN    M 4/22/1904
45 Malone I-GN, T&BV    M 7/7/1904
Abandonments: Cleburne to Teague   
53 Fort Worth (Ney Yards) FtW&RG, H&TC, MKT, I-GN    M 7/23/1904
Retired in 1957-58
54 Rockdale I-GN, SA&AP    M 9/1/1904 1959
80 Houston (Percival) HB&T, I-GN    M 7/25/1913
84 Houston (Walker Avenue) I-GN, HB&T, SA&AP    E 8/10/1910 1988
Consolidated into Tower 117 on June 1, 1971
92 New Braunfels I-GN, MKT    M 11/1/1913
102 Houston (Magnolia Park) GH&SA, I-GN    C 3/31/1915 1963
105 San Antonio I-GN, GH&SA    M 4/29/1916
111 Trinity (Rock Creek Lumber) I-GN    C 11/13/1919
132 McNeil I-GN, H&TC    C 7/13/1928
134 Houston (Pierce Junction) GH&SA, I-GN    C 3/27/1929
139 Houston I-GN, HB&T, T&NO    E 12/20/1928
140 Tatsie I-GN, H&TC    C 2/12/1929
161 Arcola GC&SF, I-GN   
162 Sugar Land (Sugar Land Junction) I-GN, GC&SF   
170 Conroe GC&SF, I-GN   
173 Palestine I-GN, TSRR   
176 Jacksonville I-GN, StL&SW    M 1931 1984
178 Magnolia (Grogan-Cochran Lumber) I-GN   
181 Mertens I-GN, StL&SW   
Abandonments: Corsicana to Hillsboro   
183 Tyler I-GN   
189 Houston I-GN, HB&T   

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