The Missouri, Kansas and Texas (KATY) Railroad started in 1865 in Kansas. A few years later it won the sole right to build south through Indian Territory, going all the way down to Texas. In 1902 the railroad ran tracks to Tulsa, which helped to boost local manufacturing. However, when the Keystone Dam was built in 1964 the KATY stopped its east/west service.
Many of the tracks have been covered but you can still locate them if you know where to look. These before and after pictures show the KATY Railroad tracks that used to run through the Brady, between the building that now is home to Caz’s Pub and Valkyrie and the former Vinson Supply Company.