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From: "Jim Dent" james DOT dent AT itochu DOT com
Date: Sat, 27 Oct 2001 03:24:45 -0400
Subject: Tower 16 in Sherman, Texas closed
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Photo by Charles Allen

=46rom Trains.com News Wire...

BNSF=92s Tower 16 reaches end of the line in north Texas

Tower 16 in Sherman, Texas, which guarded the crossing of Burlington
Northern Santa Fe=92s Tulsa, Okla.-Irving, Texas, main line and that of
RailAmerica regional Texas Northeastern, closed on Tuesday.

The tower=92s operating limits are now governed by Track Warrant Control.=
removed the diamond, as well as CTC between North Sherman and South Sherm=

Texas Northeastern moves that utilized the diamond before Tuesday now mus=
use the BNSF main line to access wye tracks on the north side of the form=
interlocking. A new connecting switch was installed north of the tower.

In December, BNSF will place ABS in service from Denison to the south
switch of Sherman Yard, with spring switches planned for the north and so=
yard switches.

The BNSF main line is the Madill Subdivision, the former Southern Pacific
H&TC route. The Texas Northeastern line is the former Texas & Pacific fro=
Texarkana to Whitesboro, Texas.


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