This train began touring the Missouri-Kansas-Texas system with locomotive #311 in 1945. It served as an operating exhibit illustrating the pioneer days and celebrating the 75th anniversary of the line. The "Katy Flyer" was donated by the Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad and arrived Sept. 25, 1952.
Box car #12321 was built by American Car & Foundry in 1901 with arch bar trucks and a capacity of 60,000 lbs. It's inside length is 33' 11 ¼." It received a steel channel center sill in 1924.
Flat car #12145, also an AC&f product of 1901, was built as a box car, and rebuilt to a flat car in 1909. It later received wrought iron body and truck bolsters in place of its original wooden ones. In 1924 it received a steel channel center sill. It is 35' long and had a capacity of 60,000 lbs. as a box car.
Coach #10 was converted from caboose #127, built by the M-K-T in 1891, to be a replica of the original car. Before conversion it was used as a branch line caboose, prison car, and on work trains. Its inside length is 29' 4", and it has pedestal-type trucks.
Caboose #1, rebuilt in 1899, was reimbursed and modified several times in its long life, but its original builder and date of construction are unknown. It has arch bar trucks and built-up iron body bolsters.