The Quincy, Omaha and Kansas City Railroad, more commonly known as "The OK Railroad", started out in 1897 as the Omaha, Kansas City and Eastern Railroad; it was mainly a steam-powered operation; passenger service was provided by Doodlebugs. There were once many terminals and shops along the route.
The QO&KC was consumed by the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy railroad, as was the I&StL.
A map of Novinger, MO, has been provided which shows the path of the QO&KC through town.
See also Sedan, IA to Mercyville, MO, and the The Bevier and Southern Railroad.
Thanks to Chuck Porter for contributing information about this route.