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Picture gallery of MKT and MP freight trains
from Fort Worth south to Brownsville, TX

The MKT built south from Fort Worth to Taylor between 1881 and 1882. The I&GN line between Fort Worth and Waco was built in 1901. It bridged over the Santa Fe near Venus, and crossed the MKT at Italy. The MP was able to abandon the line built by the I&GN from Everman to Waco by obtaining trackage rights over the MKT between Fort Worth and Waco in the early 60s. In 1911 MKT installed telephone dispatching equipment on both lines (one via Fort Worth, the other via Dallas) between Denison, TX and Hillsboro. The dispatchers were in Denison. The MKT began installing block signals between Hillsboro and Granger in 1913 and completed the installation of signals from Fort Worth to Hillsboro in 1922. Included in this set of slides is the largest collection of train pictures at Egan, TX.

MKT train 104 at Itasca, TX

Ney Yard
Burleson
Egan
Alvarado
Grandview
Itasca
Hillsboro
Winslow
West
Granger
Taylor
Smithville
Valley Junction
Gause
Marjorie
Rockdale
Milano
Taylor
Whitsett
Odem
Raymondville

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