By Michael Landis, published in 2018 by Main Track Media
Hardback, 9 in x 11.75 inches, 176 pages, 300+ full-color photographs and graphics
Climb aboard the Katy with television journalist Mike Landis for an illustrated tour of one of the most scenic, storied rail routes in the Midwest!
Today, tens of thousands of people a year enjoy the sights of the Katy Trail State Park, which stretches across Missouri. In a time not long too long ago, this same journey was made not by pathway, but by railway—one with a colorful story that began with great momentum, but ends with mishaps and misfortunes.
Show-Me Katy: Memories of the Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad is a trip on the track back in time along “Katy” between Parsons, Kansas and St. Louis, Missouri. Side trips are also taken on branchlines to El Dorado Springs, Moberly, Columbia, and Paola, Kansas. Lastly, a special section provides a brief look at the Katy's "other" line to Missouri by way of Kansas City.