Renovation of the MoPac’s Caboose At Katy Depot Begins
The Sedalia Heritage Foundation is happy to announce that the renovation of MoPac’s Caboose 12099 is underway on the tracks at the Katy Depot. The interior has fresh paint and flooring and a new set of stairs and landing have already been built and installed. Soon the exterior will be cleaned, primed and repainted the proper shade of red and appropriate MoPac insignias placed.
Future plans for MoPac 12099 include usage as event space for birthday parties and other occasions. Interpretive panels will also be installed telling the history of the Missouri Pacific Railroad and the now obsolete cabooses.
Anyone interested in supporting the ongoing renovation of the MoPac caboose is welcome to make donations to the Sedalia Heritage Foundation—the non-profit organization overseeing the project. They can also visit the historic Katy Depot Store and purchase memorabilia connected to the railroads, MoPac, and Caboose 12099. Items available include mugs, t-shirts, silver and copper commemorative coins, books, ornaments, etc....The Katy Depot Store is located at 600 East Third Street and is open 9-4, Monday through Saturday.