Grayson County TXGenWeb
Katy Railroad 
Denison, Texas

 
 


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.  

Second row - Mr. Freeman, unknown, Mr. Rice, Bill Taylor, unknown, Charles Hopkins, Charles Hoffman, C.C. Baker, Mr. Hicks and Walter Nicks.

 Third 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.

Fourth 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 Chutes Destroyed
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.




Railroad Shop 
MKT Repair Shops
Denison, Texas
Destroyed by fire the night of June 18, 1909


Photo by Jack Hendricks



Collection of Grayson County
Frontier Village


 
 

Back to the Grayson County TXGenWeb Index page
If you find any of Grayson County TXGenWeb links inoperable,
please send me a message.
Visit the TXGenWeb State Page.
Visit the USGenWeb
WorldGenWeb
This page is maintained by Elaine Nall Bay 2010