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Muskogee Yards: 1939

Muskogee Yards: 1939

July 1939. "Railroad yards. Muskogee, Oklahoma." Medium format acetate negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

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Could this be …

… the cleanest, best-groomed railroad yard ever to grace the pages of Shorpy?

The Katy

Here we see a baggage car from the Missouri–Kansas–Texas Railroad, nicknamed "The Katy" for its initials, MKT.

Known to legions of Blues Brothers fans from the opening credits with "She caught the Katy, and left me a mule to ride."

He was proud to be.

Even if Merle was only 2 at the time.

There's a great future in plastics.

Not a plastic bag or single piece of litter in sight.

They like holding hands and pitchin’ woo

It’s a place where even squares can have a ball.

On the tracks to the left --

I see him. The Okie from Muskogee.

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