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New Franklin in Howard County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

KATY Caboose #127

 
 
KATY Caboose #127 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., April 11, 2011
1. KATY Caboose #127 Marker
Inscription.  
KATY CABOOSE #127 became a landmark in the City of New Franklin on January 3, 1992. The voluntary assistance of dedicated citizens and generous donations of friends across the country made this possible.

CABOOSE #127 was in the service of the MKT Railroad from the early 1970's until their use was discontinued for safety reasons in the 1980's. This KATY Caboose was acquired and donated to the City by Ron Quinley, former resident of New Franklin, to be displayed in our community as a memorial to New Franklin's Railroad heritage and as a legacy for future generations to enjoy. This project was guided by a Board of volunteer citizens of New Franklin who diligently steered the fund raising, restoration, and moving of the caboose to this final resting place.

WE PROUDLY DEDICATE this historic railroad marker to the memory of our once great KATY Railroad and its many dedicated men and women who served her well.
 
Erected 1992 by Dedicated Citizens of New Franklin.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars. A significant historical month for this entry is January 1849.
 
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39° 1.023′ N, 92° 44.228′ W. Marker is in New Franklin, Missouri, in Howard County. Marker is at the intersection of Broadway and Missouri Street (Missouri Route 5), on the right when traveling east on Broadway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: New Franklin MO 65274, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Santa Fe Trail Marker (within shouting distance of this marker); End of Boone's Lick Trail (within shouting distance of this marker); City of Trails (within shouting distance of this marker); Franklin (within shouting distance of this marker); Franklin and New Franklin (within shouting distance of this marker); Missouri - Kansas - Texas Railroad (within shouting distance of this marker); "Missouri Waltz" (within shouting distance of this marker); The New Franklin Viaduct (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Franklin.
 
Also see . . .
1. KATY Railroad Historical Society. (Submitted on July 6, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. MKT History Along the KATY Trail. (Submitted on July 6, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. KATY Railroad History. (Submitted on July 6, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
KATY Caboose #127 and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., April 11, 2011
2. KATY Caboose #127 and Marker
KATY Caboose #127 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., April 11, 2011
3. KATY Caboose #127
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 6, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 722 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 6, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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