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Texas - Red River Railroad Museum Katy Depot

Denison, TX - Come see pioneer heritage that has been carefully preserved for you. The Red River Railroad Museum is located inside the restored Historic Katy Depot in downtown Dension, Texas. Just one hour North of Dallas, you will find thousands of treasured memories from the golden era of the railroads. A museum filled with thousands of rail related artifacts, rows of display cases, every wall covered with photos. Multiple collections of books and maps, everything covering railroad history in the Denison area and beyond.

The Katy Depot is the former passenger station and general office building of the Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad. The depot was the center of operations for the railroad till it's merger with the Union Pacific Railroad on August 12, 1988. Also called Union Depot it was the transportation center of the city and was used by other railroads. These included the Frisco and the Houston and Texas Central later to become part of the Southern Pacific Railroad. Every famous Katy passenger trains used the depot, boarding passengers for travel from Dension to the many destinations throughout the Katy System. Although all passenger service ended on the Katy in the mid 1960s the depot remained the general offices for the railroad till the merger with the Union Pacific Railroad.

Site URL: http://www.redriverrailmuseum.org/
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