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DENISON KATY DEPOT AND RAILROAD MUSEUM(PRIVATE)
101 EAST MAIN ST.
DENISON, TEXAS 75021 -USA
Location: ONE BLOCK EAST OF U.S. 69 (HOUSTON ST.), NORTH SIDE OF MAIN ST. DOWNTOWN DENISON, TX
Phone: 903-463-5289
Web Site: http://WWW.REDRIVERRAILMUSEUM.ORG/
Email: redriverrailmuseum@yahoo.com
RAILROAD DEPOT
HISTORICAL LANDMARK
LOCOMOTIVE(S) ON DISPLAY
RAILCAR(S) ON DISPLAY
RAILROAD MEMORABILIA ON DISPLAY
RAILROAD MUSEUM
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The Katy Depot was built circa 1909 to 1911 and had been the passenger station and general office building of the Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad. In addition to the Red River Railroad Museum it houses several businesses. Passenger service ended in the 1960's, but the depot along with M-K-T's former car shops remained the center of operations for the railroad until it's merger with the Union Pacific in August, 1988. Included as part of the National Register's Denison Commercial District (est. 1983), the Beaux Arts depot is perhaps the most architecturally significant building in Denison. A rather large depot for its time (250' by 100') and its location at the foot of Main Street and the downtown business district hints at its former importance. At its peak the station hosted 52 arriving and departing passenger trains daily. Also called Union Depot, it was the transportation center of the city and was used by other railroads, including the Frisco rr and the Houston and Texas Central rr. Because Katy's rail head was established here in late winter of 1872, and through linking with the latter company, the entire U.S. was connected by rail for the first time. The museum is full of railroad memorabilia and nearby is a nicely displayed consist formed with MKT model F3 locomotive leading two cabooses and miscellaneous rail cars.
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