M-K-T / Katy Caboose||
ALL Steel Caboose - Series 6 - 30 / Orig. 1001-1025
K.B. King Jr / R. Jackson Collection, Ft. Worth, TX - March 1966
The 6-30 series cars were
the first all steel constructed caboose for the Katy. These were delivered in 1949 painted
Sloan yellow and numbered 1001 - 1025. A few would survive till the end in local and work train
service, at least two were donated for display. Some were retired with the steel underframes, side and roof panels used in constructing the
last cabooses built at the Denison Car Shops in 1981. These would be center cupola cars numbered 200 - 214.
Caboose Corner series by J.J. Pitts, in the September 1989 issue of the Katy Flyer.