Kansas & Oklahoma Railroad
Reporting mark: KO
In April 2000, OmniTRAX, a non-carrier holding company, merged Central Kansas Railway and Kansas Southwestern Railway, with Central Kansas Railway as surviving short line. In June 2001, Kansas & Oklahoma Railroad (WATCO company) acquired and operated approximately 678 miles of rail lines from the Central Kansas Railway (CKRY).
The Kansas and Oklahoma Railroad (KO) began operations in July 2001. With 904 miles of track reaching out in three directions from Wichita, Kansas, to the Colorado border, the KO carries more than 50,000 carloads annually. One of the largest single short lines in the industry, the KO carries diverse agricultural commodities such as grain and grain products, and industrial products such as chemicals and paper.
Part of the UP system
ATSF Springdale bridge
(Pratt County, Kansas)Abandoned timber stringer bridge over Tributary of Turkey Creek and road on Kansas & Oklahoma Railroad (originally AT&SF)Derelict/abandoned, Rails removed