La Missouri–Kansas–Texas Railroad, spesso chiamata MKT o The Katy, è stata una celebre ferrovia statunitense, in funzione dal 23 maggio 1870 al 1988. Essa fu la prima ferrovia del Texas. La linea toccava le seguenti città: Kansas City, St. Louis, Tulsa, Oklahoma City, Dallas, Fort Worth, Waco, Temple, Austin, San Antonio, Houston e Galveston. Un'ulteriore diramazione è stata aggiunta nel 1980 tra Fort Worth e Salina. La compagnia ha cessato le operazioni nel 1988.
Bibliografia[modifica | modifica sorgente]
- Katy Railroad Historical Society, M-K-T / Katy Frequently Asked Questions. Retrieved February 22, 2005.
- Museum of the American Railroad, A Brief History of Railroads in Dallas. Retrieved January 20, 2008.
- Katy Railroad Historical Society, Katy Railroad Passenger Service. Retrieved January 20, 2008.
- John William Kendrick, A Report Upon the Missouri, Kansas & Texas Railway System, Chicago, 1917.
- "The Opening of the Great Southwest: A Brief History of the Origin and Development of the Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad Better Known as The Katy" - Published: May 1970 by the M-K-T R.R. Co.
Altri progetti[modifica | modifica sorgente]
- Katy Railroad Historical Society - Lots of info.
- Map of the Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railway, published 1877, hosted by the Portal to Texas History
- The "M" in the MKT - A detailed history of the MKT in Missouri.
- MKT locomotive roster at edisaurus.com.
- FallenFlags.org's Katy page with links to hundreds of photos of MKT locomotives and a humorous story about a Conrail locomotive leased by the Katy.
- Texas Special car restoration at the Houston Railroad Museum.
- Construction and Mergers that Formed M-K-T