The Texas & New Orleans Railroad

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Interlocker Tower Abandonment

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Abandonments

This abandoned route has a map. Cheneyville to Opelousas
States: Louisiana   
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This abandoned route has historical information.This abandoned route has a map.This abandoned route has associated ICC filings. The Colorado River Western Railroad (Altair to Helms)
States: Texas   
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This abandoned route has associated pictures. Abandoned Rails of El Paso
States: Texas   
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This abandoned route has historical information.This abandoned route has associated pictures.This abandoned route has associated ICC filings. Kenedy to Houston
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 Kerrville Branch (Camp Stanley to Kerrville)
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 Lake Arthur Branch (Lake Charles to Lake Arthur)
States: Louisiana   
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This abandoned route has historical information.This abandoned route has a map.This abandoned route has associated pictures. Nacogdoches to Loeb
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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This abandoned route has historical information.This abandoned route has a map.This abandoned route has associated ICC filings. The Thibodaux Branch (Thibodaux Junction to Glenwood)
States: Louisiana   
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This abandoned route has associated ICC filings. The Waco Branch (Bremond to Waco)
States: Texas   
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Texas Interlocking Towers

The Texas & New Orleans Railroad was served by these interlocker towers in Texas:

Nbr Location Railroads Type Authorized Retired Map
5 Houston SA&AP, T&NO    C 12/4/1802
Consolidated into Tower 139 in 1940
11 Orange (West Orange) T&NO, O&NW    M 6/27/1903
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 I-GN, HB&T, HE&WT, T&NO    E 9/29/1903
Demolished on November 10, 2001
31 Beaumont (Connell) T&FtS, T&NO    M 10/1/1903
Walk-in tower now stands in the same location as previous manned-tower.
32 Beaumont GB&KC, T&NO    E 1/28/1904
Adjacent to mysterious "Mariposa Tower", which was not registered as a proper interlocker tower.
39 Kaufman TM, T&NO    6/16/1904 1928
Abandonments: The Texas Midland Railroad   
68 Houston (Englewood Yard) GH&SA, T&NO    M 3/3/1907
First "yard tower" to be registered; it controlled Englewood Yard with neighboring tower 87. Removed in August, 2010.
74 Beaumont BSL&W, T&NO    M 5/15/1908
Two installations existed; the second one was situated alongside a waiting room for Amtrak
87 Houston (Englewood Yard) HB&T, T&NO    M 4/19/1911
103 Beaumont (Chaison) T&FtS, T&NO    C 10/8/1915
107 Dallas (South Tower) MKT, StL&SW, CRI&G, H&TC, UT, StL&SF, T&NO    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.
110 Dayton TV&N, DGC, T&NO    6/2/1917 1927
113 Hyatt ET&G, T&NO    4/17/1923 1923
120 Port Arthur T&FtS, T&NO    C 9/28/1925
139 Houston I-GN, HB&T, T&NO    E 12/20/1928
143 Devers (R. M. Lumber Co.) T&NO    C 4/5/1923 1928
155 Grayburg BSL&W, T&NO    C 7/19/1929 1933
182 Prosser (Lufkin) T&NO, A&NR    M 1936
184 Corsicana StL&SW, T&NO    E 1937 1988
Located less than 1,000 feet from Tower 72
Abandonments: Corsicana to Waco   
185 Diboll (Southern Pine Lumber) T&NO   
187 Waxahachie (T&NO Compress Track) B-RI, T&NO   
191 Marlin MP, T&NO    A 1946 1956
Abandonments: The Waco Branch   
193 Sinton StL&SW, StLB&M, T&NO    A 1946
196 El Paso (Union Depot) T&NO    E 1950
Tower still standing
200 Athens StL&SW, T&NO    A 1952 1981
Cabin-type interlocker still standing
201 Jacksonville StL&SW, T&NO   
202 Cleveland GC&SF, T&NO    A 1954
204 Richardson (Arapaho Spur) AT&SF, T&NO    A 1955 1988
Constructed but never used
207 Houston (Maury Street) T&NO    E 1958
Tower still standing; consolidated into Tower 26
208 Houston HB&T, T&NO    E 1955
210 Houston (Collingsworth Street) HB&T, T&NO    E 1961
Consolidated into and remotely controlled by Tower 26 in 1961
211 Corpus Christi (MP Junction) MP, T&NO    A 1960

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