It's complicated. Best thing I can say is take I-610 to the Hardy Toll
Road and take the very first exit for Hardy Street and go north to Berry Rd,
while you'll make a U-Turn to go back south on Hardy Street, this time,
staying on Hardy Street. Your GPS is always an option to, but you'll
have to punch in the coordinates, which may still not work depending on your
GPS. A good map of Houston will be advantageous here!
Not sure when, but the Union Pacific spent a
massive amount of money to upgrade the signals at this junction. It also appears that they may have
changed the signals to approach lighting. The aerial picture from Bing shows all brand new ballast around all of the signal locations,
except for the southern section of the junction where they have older shots. A couple of the locations, namely 1,
and 8, had pictures from the dark places on Google's servers and show the older track alignment and signals.
All signals are now the "Darth Vader" type colorlight signals.
I wonder if he was waving at the Google camera truck? :-)
Before adding the second track
SB Crossing/NB Interchange
East to North Interchange
From the street there is no real good vantage point for pictures at location 3 by itself,
so here are some with 2 and 3 together.
NB Crossing & SB Interchange
to South Interchange
to South Interchange Track
SB Intermediate & NB Interchange
This location is one of the few that still has a picture from before the signal upgrade was performed.
WB Interchange & South to West Interchange
From the Hardy Toll Road overpass
Need good pictures
WB Crossing, EB Interchange & North to East Interchange Track
Need good pictures
South to East Interchange Track
Need good pictures
Second North to East Interchange Track
West to North "Trilights" for the Interchange Track
This appears to have been the last "vintage" signal removed from the interlocking, sometime between July and October of 2015.
Courtesy of the University of Texas Library, click here for their index page.
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Aerial shots were taken from either Google Maps or www.bing.com/maps as noted. Screen captures are made
with Snagit, a Techsmith product... a great tool if you have never used it!
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and/or other stuff.
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