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Sugar Land Skyline – Update

September 17, 2011

The demolition work at the old Imperial Sugar property appears to be complete. Ancillary and adjoined structures to the “Char House” building have been removed. The re-development plan for the Char House calls for retail and office space in the lower levels, and loft apartments for the upper levels.

I ran out yesterday morning when I heard the DS tell CSXT 932, who was at Harlem,  that he would be following a very late Amtrak  #2  into Houston. It took me less than 10 minutes to get trackside, but that was not quick enough because the first train by me was CSXT 932 with a manifest.

CSX freight train at Sugar Land TX

Two CSXT GE's bring an eastbound UP manifest across Oyster Creek on Sept. 16, 2011

Here’s a shot showing the view less than a year ago.

KCSM 4720 crossing Oyster Creek on October 6, 2010.

Yes, the Sugar Land skyline has changed a bit.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. September 17, 2011 1:56 pm

    And Sugar Land is already full of new residents who have no idea why their community has this name or who the Imperial Sugar Company was. Sad.

    Great then-and-now shot, by the way. I enjoy that niche in the photographic spectrum, and these pictures are pretty darned good.

  2. November 20, 2016 5:31 pm

    excellent shots. sugar land has an interesting history from the imperial sugar company. few understood the past but more can always be educated. Great article.

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