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More Images of the Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad Station in San Antonio
Missouri, Kansas and Texas railroad station in San Antonio postcard
Missouri, Kansas and Texas railroad station in San Antonio postcard.
Missouri, Kansas and Texas railroad station in San Antonio
Missouri, Kansas and Texas railroad station in San Antonio color interior picture postcard
Missouri, Kansas and Texas railroad station in San Antonio in the 1920's
1968 picture of the Missouri, Kansas and Texas railroad station in San Antonio
1967 image of the now empty Missouri, Kansas and Texas railroad station in San Antonio
Missouri, Kansas and Texas railroad station in San Antonio, 1967
Highly stylized image of the Missouri, Kansas and Texas railroad station in
San Antonio from the General Motors diesel locomotive division
Highly stylized poster image of the Missouri, Kansas and Texas railroad station in San Antonio from the General Motors diesel locomotive division
Early Aerial View of the San Antonio MK&T Yard at Durango
Bird's eye view of the San Antonio MKT passenger station, freight depot and yard. It is an early picture, as Durango (now Cesar Chavez Blvd) stops at Flores and does continue as it does today.
Missouri, Kansas and Texas railroad station in San Antonio blueprint images
Missouri, Kansas and Texas railroad station in San Antonio blueprint image
Missouri, Kansas and Texas railroad station in San Antonio blueprint image
Missouri, Kansas and Texas railroad station in San Antonio blueprint image
Missouri, Kansas and Texas railroad station in San Antonio blueprint image
Missouri, Kansas and Texas railroad station in San Antonio blueprint image.
Missouri, Kansas and Texas railroad station in San Antonio blueprint image
Missouri, Kansas and Texas railroad station in San Antonio blueprint image
Missouri, Kansas and Texas railroad station in San Antonio blueprint image
Blueprint signature detail.
Missouri, Kansas and Texas railroad station in San Antonio blueprint image
Missouri, Kansas and Texas railroad station in San Antonio blueprint image
Missouri, Kansas and Texas railroad station in San Antonio blueprint image

Interior detail.
Tower detail.
Interior detail.
Interior detail.
Track Layout showing passenger and freight depots.
Bruce Blalock and the San Antonio MK&T blueprint images
How Bruce Blalock, who owns and operates the Katy House B&B in Smithville came to own the original and only full size original blueprints of the San Antonio MK&T station in San Antonio is an amazing tale. A friend of his happened to be passing the Katy's main offices in Denton Texas in 1988 when they were being ruthlessly cleared out following the sale of the railroad to the Union Pacific. Stuff Katy enthusiasts would pay dearly for today was being dropped into dumpster via large plastic chutes installed at various upper floor windows. Bruce's friend was able to simply walk through the chaotic scene helping himself, almost at random, to anything he could see. One of the things he saved were these original drawings made by the architect in 1914. No other copies are known to exist. Before it was learned, in a casual conversation, that Bruce had them, a thorough search of historical and architectural archives in three cities yielded nothing.
Images of the MKT in other South Texas towns
(See links on the side for New Braunfels and San Marcos pages)
The MK&T railroad depot in Bastrop, Texas
MKT railroad depot in Bastrop.
The MK&T railroad depot in Bastrop.
The MK&T railroad depot in Lockhart, Texas
The MKT railroad depot in Lockhart.
The MKT railroad depot in Lockhart.
The MK&T railroad station in Smithville, Texas
Train at the 2nd Katy railroad station in Smithville.
The 2nd railroad depot in Smithville. This larger depot replaced a smaller one after Smithville was chosen to be the division center with rail shops for most of Texas.
2nd Katy railroad depot in Smithville. It was lost to a fire and replaced

3rd Missouri-Kansas-texas railroad depot in Smithville. This one burnt down as well, after it became a furniture foam factory following its closure by the Katy
3rd MK&T railroad station in Smithville.
The MK&T turntable and roundhouse in Smithville.
Katy Adverts from "Texas Magazine"
MK&T "KATY" advert
MK&T "KATY" advert
MK&T "KATY" advert
MK&T "KATY" advert
Missouri, Kansas and Texas RR timetables From the 1916 "Official Railway Guide"
1916 MK&T Timetable.
1916 Missouri-Kansas-Texas Timetable.
1916 MK&T Timetable detail.
MKT Locomotives. Many Photographed in San Antonio
The Katy Limited postcard
MK&T train leaving San Antonio, 1948.
M-K-T locomotive #368 in San Antonio, 1943.
Train of Tomorrow at the Missouri Kansas & Texas Texas railroad station in San Antonio, 1948
Katy locomotive #385 in San Antonio, 1949.
Missouri Kansas & Texas Texas Special heading south from Austin, 1949
Missouri, Kansas & Texas locomotive #62 in San Antonio, 1952.
The Texas Special power units
2 MK&T locomotives, an F and an E unit.
Missouri Kansas & Texas Texas Special, 1949
ALCO powered MK&T train in San Antonio, April 1951.
Missouri Kansas & Texas locomotive in San Antonio, 1952
2nd generation Katy diesel locomotive towards the end of the MK&T's red paint scheme
An elderly M-K-T F unit locomotive in the Katy's green paint scheme.
Three Missouri-Kansas-Texas locomotives in the 1980s
Drawings of an MKT Alco locomotive
MKT ALCO.
MKT ALCO.
MKT Caboose and work car in San Antonio
Wooden sided MKT caboose 835 in 1964 at the KATY yard in San Antonio. This caboose is now at the "Katy House B&B" in Smithville, where it has externally restored and converted into a bedroom
MKT caboose 835, before TTM painted it red. We are not sure how long TTM owned the caboose. It resurfaced in Houston in the mid '70s. Bruce Blalock acquired it in 2003 and has installed it adjacent to his Bed & Breakfast in Smithville, where it is an external show piece for his vast KATY memorabilia collection and a very special bedroom.
MK&T work car at the KATY yard in San Antonio, 1964.
There was a lot of surplus KATY rolling stock, in San Antonio in 1966. TTM acquired the caboose in 1964. It is now owned by Bruce Blalock and located at his Smithville B & B, where it will be restored to its original external appearance and made into a very special bedroom.
MK&T Sloan Yard, San Antonio in the 1960s
Missouri Kansas & Texas baggage car in 1961
San Antonio KATY yard, 1966. Pullman Clover Glade & 2 Santa Fe cafe observation cars, #1510 & #1511.
Santa Fe Cafe Observation cars #1510& #1511 in San Antonio KATY yard, 1966.
MK&T #1510 was not as lucky as #1511. Here it is being scrapped by Newell of San Antonio.
Santa Fe Cafe / Observation Car #1511 being painted by TTM volunteers at the San Antonio KATY yard. Note KATY switcher behind car.
Santa Fe 1511, exterior paint completed, in MKT yard. Still owned by TTM, the car is operated on the Texas State Railroad near Nacogdoches
Santa Fe 1511 in TTM colors behind MKT train en route to New Braunfels, 1967. Note KATY caboose. The MKT ceased passenger operations from San Antonio in 1964.
Santa Fe 1511 & MKT Pullman "Clover Glade" in the Katy Yard, San Antonio.
Two ex Santa Fe cars, #1511, a cafe / observation car and #404, a business car in the San Antonio KATY yard. Both were acquired by TTM. The 404 is still in San Antonio. The 1511 operates on the Texas State Railroad near Nacogdoches but is owned by TTM.
Clover Glade & Santa Fe 1511, in San Antonio KATY yard. The passenger car is now on display at the Railroad museum in Temple, Texas
Pullman "Clover Glade." Ex M.K.T. car. This 8 section, five bedroom car was briefly owned by TTM. The passenger car is now on display at the Railroad museum in Temple, Texas
M.K.T. Pullman "McKeever" in San Antonio KATY yard, 1966
M.K.T. Pullman "McKeever" in San Antonio KATY yard, 1966.
The museum acquired a lot of rolling stock from the KATY yard in 1966, not all of it ex-MKT. The Santa Fe Cafe Observation car 1511 would have a much better fate than its sister car, #1510 which was unceremoniously scrapped. After being put in service on main lines for TTM excursions (see also the Missouri Pacific page) it was transferred to the Texas State Railroad that runs between Rusk and Palestine. Caboose 835 was also sold and has just recently re-emerged in the hands of Bruce Blalock. The Clover Glade was kept for a few years only and never made it to our "new" site. Santa Fe Business car 404, of course, did make it here, and has been with us since our earliest day at our current location. (We've been here over 30 years but started off down town at the Pearl Brewery.) The McKeever has been with us a good long time as well after fifteen years or so at a place on lake Placid, near Seguin. Those were strange days. The railroads were desperate to get rid of their passenger cars. What vandals and scrap yards did not get to, time and weather have and much of what is out there is not worth having.
The La Quinta Inn & Suites Hotel
GM EMD "Texas Special" ad.
Woodfield Suites.
Woodfield Suites.
Woodfield Suites.
The La Quinta Inn & Suites hotel, formerly Woodfield Suites, now occupies the site once occupied by the KATY station. The hotel has 151 suites. It has single rooms, two room deluxe suites and two room jacuzzi suites. It is a full service, moderately priced hotel with every modern convenience. Call them at (210) 212-5400, and stay just about as close as you could possibly be to the good old days of the MKT. Our chapter of the N.R.H.S. is working with the hotel to get an historical marker erected for the old depot.

 

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