October 31, 1987 on the Missouri Kansas and Texas

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Denison, Texas to Dallas

Train 201 with two engines, led by 328, left Ray Yard at 140PM with four loads and six empties, picked up at Greenville and arrived in Dallas at 1230AM with four loads and 19 empties, 935 tons.

Train 101 departed Baden Yard at 750PM with 59 loads and 27 empties, 5,287 tons, pulled by with engine 199 and two more units. It left Parsons at 1215PM with 56 loads and 50 empties, 6,129 tons. It departed Muskogee at 535PM with 62 loads and 45 empties, 6,811 tons. It left Ray Yard at 105AM with 45 loads and four empties, 3,727 tons, and arrived in Dallas at 550AM with 33 loads and four empties, 2,890 tons.

Engine 53 switches in South Dallas near Tower 19
Engine 53 switches in South Dallas near Tower 19.

Fort Worth to San Antonio and Houston

MKT train symbol 104 Alvarado, TX
MKT train symbol 104 Alvarado, TX

Train 183 with engine 324 and three more units left Bellmead at 500AM with 59 loads and 15 empties, 5,950 tons.

Train 184 departed from Sloan at 900PM with three loads and seven empties, 551 tons, with two engines, led by 212. It arrived in Taylor at 219AM with 18 loads and 34 empties, 2,486 tons, departed at 225AM, and passed Granger at 540AM.

Train 104 with engine 609 and four more units left Houston at 905PM with 50 loads and 55 empties, 5,860 tons, and left Smithville at 430AM.

Train CSL departed Bellmead at 255AM with BN7012 and three more engines pulling 115 loads and one empty, 14,980 tons, bound for the Lower Colorado River Authority. This train came onto the MKT at Fort Worth from the BN.

MKT coal train symbol CSL at Tower 55
MKT coal train symbol CSL at Tower 55

Train 103 left Glen Park Yard at 340PM and had engine 324 and three more units pulling 79 loads and six empties, 6,852 tons. It met 106 at Welch and 102 at Wagoner. At Chase, it traded engine 243 for 367. It departed Muskogee at 740AM, met UP train FWKC at Mingo, and extra MP1726 at Hodge. It left Ney Yard at 930PM with 92 loads and 21 empties, 8,501 tons. It left Bellmead at 140AM, met 104 at Phelan, and arrived in Smithville at 610AM with 77 loads and eight empties. It would leave with 83 loads and 35 empties, 9,696 tons.

Train 181 with engine 170 and four more units left Sloan Yard at 640PM with four empties 120 tons. It arrived in Smithville at 425AM with 85 loads and four empties, 11,090 tons, and would leave with 96 loads and one empty at 12,510 tons.

Coal train CBL was BN train symbol 41CK208 into Kansas City and departed at 420PM on the 29th with engine 365 and four more units pulling 111 loads and one empty, 14,460 tons. It picked up an additional load at Smithville and departed at 125AM. It arrived at the Lower Colorado River Authority at 235AM and was in the process of unloading.

MKT train symbol 186 near Smithville, TX
MKT train symbol 186 near Smithville, TX

Train 186 with engine 219, three more units and caboose departed Smithville at 325PM and arrived in Georgetown at 610PM, where it became train 185. It left at 700PM with 80 loads and the caboose, 10,430 tons, and arrived in Houston at 430AM with 26 loads and one empty, 3,410 tons.

Train 182 with engine 247 and three more units departed from Houston at 345PM with two loads and 45 empties, 1,530 tons. It left Smithville at 1225AM with two loads and 77 empties on its way to San Antonio.