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Katy Northwest : the story of a branch line railroad

Author: Donovan L Hofsommer
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Originating as the Wichita Falls and Northwestern and combining the Beaver, Meade and Englewood, under Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad's ownership, Katy's Northwestern system radiated north from  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Donovan L Hofsommer
ISBN: 0253336368 9780253336361
OCLC Number: 41419602
Notes: Originally published: Boulder, Colo. : Pruett Pub. Co., 1976.
Description: xiii, 305 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
Contents: Farewell to Cow Country 1 --
Joseph A. Kemp: The Energizer 3 --
Enter Frank Kell 7 --
The Kemp and Kell Roads 9 --
Truly Northwestern 17 --
To the Panhandle ... and Beyond? 23 --
Settling and Civilizing: The Railroad and the Filling-In Process 35 --
The Wichita Falls & Northwestern Railway 41 --
KATY and Hard Times 49 --
Bottles of Bourbon, Barrels of Oil: The Burkburnett Boom 55 --
The Beaver, Meade & Englewood Railroad: The Home Road: 1912-1923 61 --
BM & E West: 1924-1927 71 --
Panhandle Odyssey: The BM & E: 1928-1931 79 --
The "Orphan" No More: Sale of the BM & E 87 --
The Belle Epoque: KATY Northwest: 1923-1949 93 --
For Better or for Worse: The BM & E: 1931-1949 107 --
Men and Events: The Northwestern District 129 --
Deramus and Damnation 145 --
From Branch Line to Short Line: The Hollis & Eastern Railroad 173 --
An Early Autumn: The BM & E: 1950-1969 187 --
Decision for Euthanasia: The Death Warrant 203 --
Muddy Tires and Broken Rails 213 --
Denouement? 255.
Responsibility: Donovan L. Hofsommer ; foreword by John W. Barriger ; introduction by Fred W. Frailey.

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