Casey Yard is a small 6 track yard on the former Rock Island line which ran
from Galveston to Teague
and Ft Worth and beyond. It is now BNSF. The north end of the
yard from Fallbrook is your only real safe vantage point, as there are no
other roads that cross the yard. You can try going down Hiltoncrest
and then across on Deborah St to see if you have a better vantage point if
engines are around, but they often have equipment parked that gets in your
The SIT yard is easy to access from Railhead Lane, which comes off West Rd
via North Houston Rosslyn Rd. Engines are at the west end of the yard,
on the track closest to Railhead if around.
Not much in the way of signaling that I can see that you safely have access
to, except for the two signal bridges at the north end of Casey Yard, and an
interlocking north of Breen Dr.
You can take the Sam Houston Tollway, Hwy 8, to Tomball Pkwy (249), and head south 1-1/4 miles to Fallbrook Dr. Take a right onto Fallbrook,
and you will come to the north end of the yard in slightly less than a mile. An alternative to get away from the tolls is to take I-45 out of Houston, and then
hopping on 249 to Fallbrook.
To get to the SIT yard, go down Tomball from the Sam Houston 1-3/4 of a mile, and hang a right onto N Houston Rosslyn Rd. then about 2/3 of a mile
to West Rd, take another right, and then almost immediately, take a right onto Railhead Ln. This curves around and parallels the yard. Engines, if
there, will be at the far end of the yard.
If you're looking for some quick eats while in the vicinity of the SIT Yard, there are quite a few choices around Tomball and Houston-Rosslyn.
If you love gray colored centerflows, you're going to love it here! :-) If engines are around, and idle, they will usually be found at the west end of the yard along
Railhead Ln, where the green dot is. It looks like this yard was
probably built in the late 1980's, for it is not on the 1982 map, but IS on
the 1995 map.
Courtesy of the University of Texas Library, click here for their index page.
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