Houston to Dallas-Fort Worth

Houston & Texas Central (later SP, now UP)

Houston (Englewood to Eureka)

Eureka to Navasota

Navasota to Bryan

In 1998, after the UP-SP merger, UP instituted directional running between the Navasota/Bryan area and Midlothian Junction in Fort Worth, with trains running southward on the former H&TC line and northward on the former M-K-T line.

Bryan to Hearne

Hearne to Corsicana

Corsicana to Ennis (Garrett Junction)

Ennis (Garrett Junction) to Dallas (Ennis Junction)

Ennis Junction to DFW Junction

Ennis (Garrett Junction) to Fort Worth (Midlothian Junction)

The introduction of intensive Trinity Rail Express services on the BRI line between Dallas and Fort Worth led BNSF, after its creation, to seek and obtain trackage rights on the former SP Midlothian sub. between Waxahatchie and Fort Worth.

Midlothian Junction to Tower 55

International Great Northern (later MoPac, now UP)

Houston (Lyons to Belt Junction)

Houston (Settegast to Gulf Coast Junction)

Houston (Gulf Coast Junction to Belt Junction)

Belt Junction to Spring Junction

Spring Junction to Navasota

Navasota to Bryan

Some time after the UP/SP merger on September 11, 1996, the former IGN line between Navasota and Bryan was closed in favor of service on the former H&TC line between those locations.

In 1998, after the UP-SP merger, UP instituted directional running between the Navasota/Bryan area and Midlothian Junction in Fort Worth, with trains running southward on the former H&TC line and northward on the former M-K-T line.

Bryan to Valley Junction

Valley Junction to Waco

Taylor to Temple

Temple to Waco

Waco to Fort Worth (Midlothian Junction)

Some time after the M-K-T merger into Union Pacific, the former IGN line between Waco and Fort Worth was abandoned in favor of the former M-K-T line between those places.

Midlothian Junction to Tower 55

Trinity & Brazos Valley (later Burlington-Rock Island, now BNSF)

Houston (T&NO Junction to Lyons)

Houston (Lyons to Belt Junction)

Belt Junction to Dallas (Forest Avenue)

Forest Avenue to DFW Junction

The introduction of intensive Trinity Rail Express services on the BRI line between Dallas and Fort Worth led BNSF, after its creation, to seek and obtain trackage rights on the former SP Midlothian sub. between Waxahatchie and Fort Worth.

From September 9, 2005, BNSF introduced directional running, using the former BRI line (and the Midlothian sub. trackage rights) for southbound trains, and the former Gulf, Colorado & Santa Fe line through Temple and Cleburne for northbound trains (except for some return empty coal trains, which use the TRE line at night).