Central Kansas Railway

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Central Kansas Railway
Central Kansas Railway / Okanagan Valley Railway GP10 rolls past grade crossing near Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Canada
HeadquartersWichita, KS
Reporting markCKRY
Dates of operation1993–2001
Track gauge4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge

The Central Kansas Railway (CKR) (reporting mark CKRY) was a short-line railroad operating 900 miles (1,400 km) of trackage in the U.S. state of Kansas and west to Scott City, Kansas. All trackage was former Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway branchlines in Kansas & northern Oklahoma. The Kansas Southwestern Railway, a sister company which operated former Missouri Pacific Railroad branchlines in Kansas, was merged into the CKR in 2000. Owned by Omnitrax, CKR's main business was from the Kansas wheat harvests, as well as other traffic.

The Watco Companies of Pittsburg, Kansas purchased all of the CKR's lines on May 31, 2001 and formed the Kansas and Oklahoma Railroad.[1]


  1. ^ "Kansas & Oklahoma Railroad KO #380" UPRR. Retrieved 2014-6-3.

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