DENISON, Texas (KXII) – The Red River Railroad Museum’s grand opening took place this afternoon at their new location on Main Street in Denison.
“I am absolutely delighted with the number of people who started arriving early before our official opening and the number of people who have participated so far has been a huge success,” on the board of directors of the Red River Railroad Museum. said David Reeder.
The Red River Railroad Museum in Denison held a grand opening ceremony on Saturday afternoon after moving to its new premises.
The Katy Railway was primarily a passenger train that traveled from Missouri, Kansas, and Texas.
The railroad entered Texas and founded the town of Denison.
“A lot of the streets in Denison are named after the Katy Railway board of directors at the time, so it’s very historic and people who live in this area need to know what Katy Railroad was all about,” Reeder said.
The Katy Railway opened in 1870 and was acquired in 1989 by Union Pacific.
Special artifacts like dining car dishes, telegraph equipment, and a book written by Denison’s locale Janet English Schulz, who wrote the book about her childhood near the railroad.
“It’s such a wonderful museum and a way to honor Katy and the railroad,” said Schulz’s daughter Peggy Deulloa.
Deulloa said that upon hearing that the Red River Railroad Museum had a grand opening, she knew she had to fly from California to have her mother’s book on display.
Deulloa’s grandfather was also a passenger agent and worked on the Katy for 40 years.
“I’m so grateful that we were able to come here and fulfill my mother’s dream of having her book where she grew up in the museum and it really comes full circle,” Deulloa said.
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