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The Merging of Muskogee

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Tom Carlson

The train-watching's great in Oklahoma as MoPac and Katy are absorbed into Union Pacific

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PUBLISHER: Mac Sebree EDITOR: Don Gulbrandsen A SSOCIATE EDITOR: Mike Schafer A SSISTANT EDITOR: Elrond Lawrence CONTRIBUTING EDITOR: Jim Walker EDITORIAL CONSULTANT: Dick Stephenson ART DI RE CTOR: Mark Danneman CONTRIBUTING ARTIST: John Signor CIRCULATION MANAGER: Bob Schneider PRODUCTION MANAGER: Ray Geyer STAFF: Michael W. Blaszak, P . Allen Copeland, Chris Cucchiara, Doug Cummings, David J. Daisy, Richard C. Farewell, Robert C. Gallegos, Don Jew ell, Norman K. Johnson, Wayne Monger, Steve Morgan, 3rian L. Norden, Clifford R. Prather, Karl and Joseph A. Strapac.
PACIFIC RArLNEws (USPS 862840) is published month ly by Interurban Press (a corporation), 1741 Gardena Ave., Glendale, CA 91204. Second-class postage paid at Glendale, CA 91209 and additional offices. POST MASTER: Send address changes to: PACIFIC RAILNEWS, P .O. Box 6128, Glendale, CA 91225. ISSN 8750-8486. SUBSCRIPTION RATES: $30 (U.s.) for 12 issues, $58 for 24 issues. Foreign add $6 for each 12 issues. Single copy $3.00 (subject to change without notice). CHANGE OF ADDRESS: Ute Post Office does not regularly forward 2nd Class Mail and PACIFIC RAIL NEWS is not responsible for copies not forwarded or destroyed by the Post Office. R eplace ment copies/PO notifications will be billed. Please allow us at least four weeks for any address change. S UBMISS IONS: A rticles, news items and pho tographs are welcome and should be sent to our Wis consin editorial office. When submitting material for consideration, include return envelope and postage if you wish it returned. P ACIFIC RAILNEWS does not as sume responsibility for the safe return of material. Payment is made upon publication. EDITORIAL ADDRESS: Submit all photos, article submissions and editorial correspondence to: PACIf[C RAlLNEWS P.O. Box

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Elrand G. Lawrence

Santa Fe's new marketing strategy will use the colors of yesterday to promote the operations of today

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C hanges are at hand in Muskogee! Scenes of Katy-powered trains, like southbound 1 05 departing Muskogee in September 1 986 are getting rarer. (MARK NELSON) M ore typi cal is this northbound empty coal train leaving the Katy yard behind a pair of UP units; post merger Muskogee is definitely turning Armour Yellow. Turn to page 1 7 for a complete railfan's guide to this busy Oklahoma city that is slowly watchi ng its MP and MKT heritage assimilate into the growing UP empire. -TOM CARLSON
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A NOTE FROM THE EDITOR
ow, things continue to be exciting around the Interurban Press Waukesha office! As we get more involved with the production of Pacific RailNews, and we come up with more great ideas for what to put inside, we start to realize the potential this magazine has. Right now, PRN is one-of-a-kind: it is the only magazine that focuses on the West and Midwest, and it is the only railfan news magazine that has the tools to put out not only a great looking and informative magazine, but put it out every month as promised. But, as I said last month, we can't do this alone; we need the help of our readers for photos, articles and news items. To help give you a better idea of what we are looking for, we've in cluded a brief contributor's guide on page 6 of this issue. I look forward to hearing from more of you in the near future. Now let's talk about some of the changes that will probably come to
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