Greenville to Mineola
This abandoned railway was built by the Missouri-Kansas-Texas Extension Railroad as a branch line from MKT's Texas operations at Greenville to a connection with the Texas and Pacific (Union Pacific today) at Mineola. The first stretch was built southeastward from Greenville to Emory in 1880. The rest of the line was completed to Mineola in 1881.
The line was abandoned in 1956. Today, US Route 69 runs atop the former right-of-way in some places.
See also Abandoned Rails of Greenville.
I was born and grew up in Denison, where three generations of my family worked for the Katy. When Katy dieselized, it bought GE 70-ton engines for some branch lines, including the Greenville-Mineola branch. These little engines were in use until sold by the infamous Deramus administration.