The website for fans of the
Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad and
the Katy Railroad Historical Society

PLEASE NOTE NEW MAILING ADDRESS
22016 Senna Hills Dr., Garden Ridge, TX 78266
and NEW MEMBERSHIP LEVELS

2014 KRHS CONVENTION at Hilton Garden Inn, BARTLESVILLE, OK, MAY 8 - 11
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT - REGISTRATION FEE $66 INC. TRAIN RIDE ON SATURDAY
HOTEL and REGISTRATION INFORMATION - CLICK HERE
.

Join or Renew your membership today !


KRHS 2013-2014 Limited Edition Christmas Ornament
Katy's San Antonio Mission Style Depot, 24K Gold Finish, Standard OR Stained-Glass Suncatcher Versions ORDER FORM..

KRHS APPROVED HO SCALE BULKHEAD FLATCAR MODEL - Download Order INFO Here - RTR - PAINTED, LETTERED WITH KADEE COUPLERS - HIGHLY DETAILED - FOUR CAR NUMBERS.


NOTICES TO MEMBERS:

>>> RENEWALS FOR 2011 <<<
If your dues are not current the December issue of the Katy Flyer will be the last issue you receieve.
Don't miss out, go to the Membership Link.
>>> DON'T MISS AN ISSUE! <<<

Don't forget our address has changed, please mail renewals to : KRHS, 22016 Senna Hills Dr., Garden Ridge, TX 78266


About The Katy Railroad Historical Society
The Katy Railroad Historical Society, a non profit organization, was formed in Parsons, Kansas, on October 1, 1977 with a nucleus of 43 charter members.

The purpose of the society is to bring together in close association those persons who have a common interest in the Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad, known to many as the Katy. To increase the enjoyment of their interest through appropriate activities. These include; group trips to points on the railroad, photograhic excursions, photo, slide, and video shows, meetings, discussions, and other undertakings of a fundamentally social nature. The encouragement of members to contribute, as they are able, to the collection, compilation and publication of interesting data pertaining to the Katy, including preservation of such information for future reference. The increase of knowledge of and fostering of goodwill towards the M-K-T Railroad among members and the general public. The promotion of good fellowship among the members through ethical social functions found to be beneficial, educational, and morally wholesome to those interested in the Katy Railroad.

Our annual KRHS Spring Meet held at locations on or near the Katy lines feature photo, slide and video shows from the collection of members and other historians. Display tables are setup to display your Katy models and artifacts, and vendor tables featuring materials pertaining to the Katy and other railroads for purchase. The annual business meetings and evening banquet featuring guest speakers associated with the Katy or the transportation industry. A tour of local Katy and other railroad related facilities is scheduled for your enjoyment.

SPECIAL NOTE FOR THOSE DOING GENEALOGY RESEARCH. THE KATY RAILROAD HISTORICAL SOCIETY REGRETS THAT WE DO NOT POSSESS ANY EMPLOYEE RECORDS FROM THE RAILROAD
The Red River Railroad Museum does have some social security records and some senority lists. Please check our Genealogy Research page for links to the RRRM and several other sites to search for loved ones. CLICK HERE FOR LINK

QUESTIONS ABOUT THE KATY RAILROAD CAN BE SENT TO krhsinfo@katyrailroad.org.


PICTURES OF DIFFERENT ERA'S FROM THE M-K-T RAILROAD
Early Steam Era
Wood burners till the coal era
MATTHEW S SLOAN
Brightens the Katy image.
Late 30's-Mid 40's
Desiel Era started
1946 - end for Steam Engines begins
Early engines were wood burners and mostly 4-4-0, 2-8-0, and 4-6-0 types.
MORE PHOTOS HERE

Red M-K-T herald first used on passenger equipment. Sloan Yellow cabooses and cars also.
MORE PHOTOS HERE

Engines were first painted Battleship grey with black and white end striping.
MORE PHOTOS HERE
Late 1940's to
Mid 50's - Diesel Power takes control
1957-1962 Deramus Era begins dark days for the Katy
1965-1970 J.W. Barriger arrives to save the Katy
Passenger service
begins to decline
after World War II

MORE PHOTOS HERE
Frieght revenes fall
with Korean War truce,
results in retrenchments
Handbook of Texas Online
History of the M-K-T

Passenger service
discontinued but
financial health returns

John W. Barriger
National RR Library Link
1970's to 1988
Katy red retired for new look of green and yellow
Katy waycars made of wood, steel braced wood, then all steel.
Visit the historic
M-K-T Katy Depot and
Red River Railroad Museum
at Denison, Texas
Whitman/Gastler era sees the Katy rolling to full recovery, this leads up to 1988 U.P. merger

MORE PHOTOS HERE

Most unusual were the 341-350 series Drover style caboose and a smaller version used on the N.W. Division
MORE PHOTOS HERE

Located inside the depot
101 E. Main Street,
Suite 120
Denison, Texas 75021
903-465-KATY
MORE PHOTOS HERE

 

Constitution

The Constitution is the cornerstone of the K.R.H.S, providing the guidelines for the conduct of the Society's business. It sets out the objectives of the organization, establishes membership criteria, defines the nominal roles and terms of office of the officers, establishes election procedures, membership classes and dues, etc.

Membership

Membership in the Katy Railroad Historical Society is open to any person interested in and supportive of the objectives of the organization. Anyone who meets the qualification requirements stipulated in the Bylaws may be admitted to membership. No person shall be denied membership on the basis of gender, age, race or ethnicity, physical handicap religious or political affiliation, martial status, or other irrelevant factors To inquire concerning membership information or renewal, contact the Membership Officer, Donald W. Scott .

Click here for an printable membership form.

Membership Dues and Benefits

There are four membership levels, $22.00 US per year anywhere in North America which includes 4 quarterly issues of the Katy Flyer magazine and the annual Membership Directory, $32.00 US elsewhere. $30 US per year for the quarterly Katy Flyer magazines, the Membership Directory and our K.R.H.S. Katy Lines Calendar. It features both color and B & W photos of Katy operations, equipment and facilities. $42.00 US Elsewhere. A Contributing membership is $50 which includes all the above, plus you will receive an addtional KRHS Calendar, please add $10.00 for non North America addresses. A Sustaining membership is $75.00 which includes all the previous items plus your choice of a back issue of the KRHS calendar or 4 back issues of the quarterly Katy Flyer magazine.

Payment of Dues and Fees

Payment of new memberships and renewals can be made directly to the KRHS, c/o Donald W. Scott, 22016 Senna Hills Dr., Garden Ridge, TX 78266. Click Here for a printable membership application.

Back Issues

Back issues are available at $4.00 US per issue in North America. Check the back issues link on the website for availabilty and shipping charges. To join, purchase back issues or renew membership, send dues and payment directly to the K.R.H.S., c/o Donald W. Scott, 22016 Senna Hills Dr., Garden Ridge, TX 78266 (contact Mr. Scott by email for details). A complete article database can be order on the back issues page.

THIS SITE WAS LAST UPDATED ON June 22, 2009.
Photos and Graphics may be copied for personal use only, any other use requires permission of the KRHS. - Copyright © The Katy Railroad Historcal Society. All rights reserved.

Please note that no employee records of the Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad are in the possesion of the Katy Railroad Historical Society. The few records that have survived are in the Red River Railroad Museum at Denison, Texas. The Federal Railroad Board has a website that can be used to search for some information. Links to these sites can be accessed through the Links button. The URL if you need it is: http://www.katyrailroad.org/records.htm
Please contact the Katy Railroad Historical Society WebMaster, Roy V. Jackson, if you have comments or questions about this site.