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The SP trackage from Coleto Creek to Beeville and then from Skidmore to Santa Rosa, was torn out in 1980 when the SP secured trackage rights over the Missouri Pacific from Placedo (south of Victoria) to Harlingen. However, the Kansas City Southern began rebuilding the line between Victoria and Rosenberg in 2008.
Engine 3358, 6634, and 6605 lead their train through Orange Grove on December 8, 1977.
At Mathis, Extra 3358 West is crossing the MP line from San Antonio to Corpus Christi. The San Antonio, Uvalde and Gulf Railroad built Tower 159 here is 1929. The tower was an 18 lever mechanical interlocker. It guarded this crossing unitl 1950 when the tower was replaced with an automatic interlocking. Disk 103