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OK, this may be a realy dumb question, but I'm setting my pride aside and asking it anyway. I'm certain there are other who wonder as well but are afraid to ask ... so..

I was watching a few rail videos over the last weekend and in more than one they mentioned the location "Tower 55 in Houston". Then as I was perusing an article in a back issue of "Model Railroading", they mentioned "Tower 55, in Houston".

OK... What's so dadgum special about Tower 55 in Houston?  
 
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I have no idea, but I found this

Ft. Worths Tower 55 Tower 55 Is The Busiest Railroad Crossing In The Southwest. Located In Downtown Ft. Worth, Tower 55 Can See As Many As 50 Train Movements A Day. From Long Coal Trains, To Intermodal Hotshots, To Locals and Light Power Moves, Trains From Both Union Pacific And Burlington Northern Santa Fe Cross Here. Amtraks Texas Eagle Also Stops At The Old Santa Fe Station Just North Of The Tower. The MKT Railroad, Missouri Pacific, Texas and Pacific, Fort Worth and Denver, Santa Fe, Burlington Northern, Southern Pacific and Union Pacific All Crossed Each Other Here Once In Time. Before The Megamergers Of The 1980s and Mid 1990s Took Place. Tower 55 Was Abandoned In May of 1995, But Still Stands Under A Flood On Concrete, As The Interstate 30, 35 Expansion Continues Overhead.
located here:Trains of Texas...scroll down a little
 

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Why would anyone want to abandon a perfectly good control tower?/DesktopModules/NTForums/themes/mls/emoticons/w00t.gif  Maybe some one will turn it into a house and we will see it on  EXTREAM HOMES on HAGTV./DesktopModules/NTForums/themes/mls/emoticons/shocked.gif
 
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