Baxter Springs, KS to Denison, TX

The Kansas, Oklahoma and Gulf Railroad

Interlocking Tower Picture Point of Interest

Map submitted by Joseph Loop.

GOOGLE MAPS no longer available: With apologies, I am unable to continue showing Google Maps. Google has forced my hand by increasing their map usage fee from nothing/free to OVER $300 A MONTH for the Abandoned Rails website! This is an expense that I simply cannot afford. Rest assured I am looking at available open source alternatives, so maps should be back online soon!

Greg Harrison

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Here is the approach to the bridge on the Oklahoma side (the north side of the Red River). Photo by Greg Harrison.

The Kansas, Oklahoma and Gulf Railroad ran from Baxter Springs, KS and Muskogee, OK, to Dension, TX. From Muskogee the line travelled on a southerly route through the small towns of Calvin, Allen, Tupelo, Clarita, Bromide Junction, Wapanucka, and Coleman on the west side of the present Oklahoma Route 48. At Coleman, the line turned southeast toward Durant, Ok, passing through the town of Kenefic. From Durant, the line continued south and east, crossing the Red River at Carpenter's Bluff Bridge, arriving Denison, TX (a major railroad center) from the east side of town.

Carpenter's Bluff Bridge: This bridge, once used to carry KO&G (and MP) trains and automobiles alike across its deck over the Red River, is now used solely for road traffic. The tracks to/from the bridge are long gone.

Interlocking Towers

Nbr Location Railroads Type Authorized Retired Map
93 Denison MKT, H&TC    Electrical-Pneumatic 10/2/1913 1990
Other abandonments: The Denison and Southeastern Railway   

Is it legal to explorer these old rail lines, say by Dual Sport Motorcycle :)

Brian Green
Celina, TX


No it is not, the right of way is now private property. I ride dual purpose motorcycles (Honda XR650R) and explore old ghost railroads but you need to ask for permission to enter the abandoned right of way. You can see a lot from the public roads.

Harold Rogers
Fort Scott, KS


Around 1916, MO&G (predecessor to KO&G) had trackage rights over the H&TC to Plano, TX and then over the Cotton Belt west to Ft. Worth, I think. I have H&TC station plats drawn up for the MO&G.

Dennis Hogan
Frisco , TX


The above link to "The Muskogee Family of Lines" no longer works. It has been replaced by

Bob Lemmon
Whitestown, IN


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