TrainWeb.org Facebook Page
Missouri-Kansas-Texas RR / Great Plains-West Rail Galleries
Missouri-Kansas-Texas


MKT SD40-2 #624 - and an EMD lease unit are on a southbound UP freight at Northloop siding in San Antonio in 1989. - Jay Glenewinkel Photo

Local History - The Katy Comes to Lincoln, Nebraska
The Missouri-Kansas-Texas (M-K-T/the Katy) almost called Lincoln, Nebraska home for a short time. During the early Eighties, the Missouri-Kansas-Texas line was seen running through Lincoln's east campus neighborhoods over the Mopac's Lincoln-Union line. This was one early sign of the impending merger between the UP and MoPac as the M-K-T, with close ties to UP, exercised it's new trackage rights. After making a number of familiarization trips over the "Siberian Subdivision", as the Katy nic-named it's new northern operations, M-K-T began regular runs on the line while MoPac now worked jointly with Union Pacific on the UP's line. The Katy seriously considered purchasing the line, but as luck would have it, the UP took over the M-K-T -- and it too ceased to operate as a seperate entity in Lincoln.


Click on the thumbnails to see a larger image.

MKT #207 - southbound between Waco and Temple,Texas; February 1977. - © Gary Morris Photo

MKT 94 - this GP-7, still in red paint, was caught at Eureka Yd. in Houston; March 1978 - © Gary Morris Photo

MKT RS3 #152 - the ALCo-built unit is at Parsons, Kansas on August 2nd, 1982. - Richard Wilson/Todd Greuter Collection ·

MKT RS3M #154 - is at Palestine, Texas in 1989 working with a MoPac GP38-2 in switching duties. - Steve Rude Photo/Jay Glenewinkel Collection

MKT GP40 #200 - works switching duties at the former Missouri Pacific Sosan Yard in San Antonio in 1989. - Jay Glenewinkel Photo

MKT GP40 #200 - sports the Bicentennial Paint Scheme in San Antonio at MKTs Sloan Yard in 1976. - Robert Pollard Photo/Jay Glenewinkel Collection

Missouri-Kansas-Texas GP40 #200 - MKT westbound business car special w/ bicentennial #200 between Katy and Brookshire,Tx; June 1976 - Gary Morris Photo

Missouri-Kansas-Texas GP40 #200 - MKT westbound business car special w/ bicentennial #200 between Houston and Katy,Tx; June 1976 - Gary Morris Photo

A former Conrail GP38-2, became MKT 237 - in the 1980s. It is seen here in San Antonio, Texas in 1987 - Jay Glenewinkel Photo

MKT 245 - leads a Grain Train in 1985. - Jay Glenewinkel Collection

MKT 300 - a GP38 at Hastings, NE. 12/81 - photo James Gilley collection

MKT 326 - a GP38-2 at Council Bluffs, IA. 2/4/90 - photo James Gilley collection

MKT U23B #350 - is seen here in Parsons, KS yard. - Mac Owen Photo/Jay Glenewinkel Postcard Collection

MKT 375 - sits next to a former MKT SD40-2 in San Antonio, Texas in 1990. - Steve Rude Photo/Jay Glenewinkel Collection

MKT 401-B - an F7, at the old Katy depot at Denison, TX ; 11/11/01 - © T. Greuter Photo

MKT #603 - leads a northbound freight through Temple, Texas in 1986. - Jay Glenewinkel Photo

MKT SD40-2 611 - at Southern Pacifics diesel shop in San Antonio, TX in 1986. - Jay Glenewinkel Photo

MKT SD40-2 #624 - and an EMD lease unit are on a southbound UP freight at Northloop siding in San Antonio in 1989. - Jay Glenewinkel Photo

MKT 632 - an SD40-2 at Lincoln, NE. 9/24/89 - photo James Gilley collection

Missouri-Kansas-Texas Caboose #76 - MKT caboose #137 and bicentennial #76 at Eureka Yd Houston; Dec. 1976 - Gary Morris Photo

MKT 109 - at Oswego, Kansas - © Craig Meador photo

MKT 115 - Denison, Texas; 11/11/01 - © T. Greuter photo

MKT 141 - Denison, Texas; 11/11/01 - © T. Greuter photo

MKT Caboose #212 - on display. Location unknown. - Steve Rude Photo/Jay Glenewinkel Collection

MKT 1024 - Denison, Texas; 11/11/01 - © T. Greuter photo

MKT Cab - located just up the highway from Wagoner, Oklahoma is in fact an ex-MP caboose painted as M-K-T. The car is parked beside the old Wagoner M-K-T depot which has now been renovated into a restaurant; 11/11/01 - © T. Greuter photo

 

MKT 1041 - an ex-MKT steam crane on the Georgetown RR property near Georgetown,Texas; April 1985 - © Gary Morris Photo

BKTY 120768 - on the BN in Lincoln, Nebraska; 5/27/96- © T. Greuter photo

MKTs Sloan Yard - in San Antonio on August 10, 1989. The yard was completely taken out after Union Pacific acquired the MKT in 1989. - Jay Glenewinkel Photo


MKT switcher #16 - switches out a few more boxcars on the eve of the official take over by the Union Pacific. This was this crews final call to duty as MKT employees. The #16 is seen in San Antonio on August 11, 1989. - Jay Glenewinkel Photo

Contributed Photography:
Gary Morris, Jay Glenewinkel, Steve Rude, Robert Pollard, Craig Meador, James "Grumpy" Gilley collection

go back to


Latest update: Thursday, 13 November, 2003


All photos & text 2001-2002 T. Greuter / Screaming Eagles, unless otherwise noted. All Rights Reserved.


Recommended Sources:
Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad - history outline

http://rwhamm.tripod.com/katy.html - Raymond W. Hamm's KATY site and train gifs

"Missouri Pacific and Prairie Rails - the Missouri Pacific in Nebraska"
by Michael M. Bartels