THEY KEPT KATY CARS IN GOOD CONDITION
WHEN MOST OF DENISON WORKED FOR THE RAILROAD
Before steel underframes for railroad cars appeared and even before the airbrake was fully adopted,
the group pictured above were veterans in car maintenance at the Katy car shops here.
This was back in 1904 when the picture belonging to W.B. Senter, 1330 West Woodard St., was taken.
Among those in the picture are:
Mr. Rainwater, second from the left in front row.
row - Mr. Freeman, unknown, Mr. Rice, Bill Taylor, unknown, Charles
Hopkins, Charles Hoffman, C.C. Baker, Mr. Hicks and Walter Nicks.
row - Abe Farr, Charles Blacknall, Billy Gavin, Billy Madison, Will
Kent, next two unknown, Mr. Hinkle, Mr. Black, unknown, Mr. Chisom, and G.S. Senter.
row - Billy Perkins, fourth from left, Dan Bohan, Oscar Perry, E.
Glover, Harry Brooks, Mr. McGlothlin, J.A. Slagle, Mr. Grizzell,
Jess Bell, and Mr. Neal.
Wichita Daily Times
Jan 21, 1908
BAD FIRE AT DENISON
Three Hundred Tons of Coal in Katy Yards and Coal
Denison, Tex., Jan 21, - The Katy railroad
suffered a #30,000 fire early this
morning, when the flames destroyed three hundredy
tons of coal in the yards
here. The coal chutes, eleven cars and the sand
house were destroyed. The
loss of the coal will cripple train service.
MKT Repair Shops
Destroyed by fire the night of June 18,
Photo by Jack Hendricks
Collection of Grayson