MKT trackage rights on the BN
Awaiting there fate as there new owner UP now in charge.
The St Louis to Parsons train climbs the approach to the bridge over the KCS mainline behind a rainbow of geeps. That's KCS in the foreground, with the connecting wye also visible.
With the Austin city limit a mile behind it, the Texas Special
heads north. Its thirteen cars testify to the fact that rail was
still the way to travel in the summer of 1947.
WTF RR Museum
The fuel racks at Union Pacific's yard in Council Bluffs with a mix of MKT and UP power about a month and a half away from the UP-MKT merger. On the right a set of MKT power that will soon handle... (more)
The Texas Special is southbound leaving Austin.
Katy Pacific No.397, built by the American Locomotive Co.
in 1917, is crossing the trestle over Shoal Creek. The
train is the southbound Texas Special.