RS3M for years was the local switcher for Denison's industries and yard. The Katy replaced the Alco's engine with an EMD 567 power plant in 1959.
At Taylor, Katy's line forked. To the left, the line to Houston. To the right, Katy had trackage rights on the Missouri Pacific to Austin and San Antonio.
What was old is new again: Katy's line from Dallas to Denton was electrified 1924-1932 for interurban service. Today the line is used by the Denton Count Transportation Authority and Dallas Area R... (more)
Through freight passes local switcher.
Pacific No. 409 struggles up a 1.7% grade as it leads
The Texas Special out of Austin. The train which usually
consisted of 12 cars used Missouri Pacific tracks as it left
the city southb... (more)
Work train duty
Ex-Conrail 3116 as been on the property for a little over a year, but only bears a small M-K-T decal to identify its new owner. The GP-40 was one of 17 that the Katy bought from Conrail in 1983. I... (more)
Searchlights protect a southbound TOFC train as it leaves the yard in KC.
Westbound train crosses Missouri River at dusk.
Eastbound train skirts the Missouri River bluffs near Rocheport, Mo.
Westbound TOFC along the limestone bluffs overlooking the Missouri River bottoms.
On a damp December 8, 1985, MKT MP15AC No. 57 switches at Glenn Park Yard in Kansas City, Kansas, as cabooses from the home road and Soo Line stand by.
What? No way!: On a cold New Year’s Eve in 1985, I set out to shoot a train or two on the short but sunny day. I set up at the venerable Brookfield depot, which still had its Milwaukee Road logo o... (more)
About to cross Old US Highway 59 is the 2:30 P.M. diesel excursion with the Katy RS3M for power.