No. 1988 - Missouri-Kansas-Texas "The Katy" Heritage Locomotive
The Katy Heritage Series locomotive is numbered 1988 to reflect the year the Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad joined Union Pacific, and the locomotive will operates primarily within territory served by the Katy.
The Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad, affectionately referred to as the Katy, was created in 1865. By the time it joined Union Pacific, the Katy served six midwestern states with more than 3,377 miles of track. It was an important north-south link between the Midwest and Texas, especially for the growing coal business. The Katy had primary operating centers in Denison, Texas; Bellmead, Texas; and Parsons, Kan.; and was headquartered in Dallas.