In the upper left corner, the beige building directly behind the
fat tree and the long wooden fence is the back of the Woodfield
Suites hotel and the site of where the Katy Depot once stood.
The track off to the far right (covered by shrubs) looks like it could
have been the #1 track which would have ended right at the ticket
office behind the depot. (See
Trackside photo.) Walking the ghostly path of the track from here
to the wooden fence shows that it runs right through the white bank
building just to the right of the fat tree.
Engineering maps and property diagrams from 1918 show that three
to four tracks backed into the Katy Depot from Sloan Yard which would
be about a quarter mile behind you from the direction of this photo.
However, there appears to be the remnants of only two tracks here
which are either buried under a nearby gravel road or may have been
removed. This spot may have also been the beginning of the yard ladder
into the station and the large freight station which would have been
very far off to the left out of the photo. ~ juan flores