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Why does the trail start at mile marker 26.9 in Machens? Why not zero?
posted Sep 30 2017 10:46PM - greg, Kansas City

This goes back to the trail's history as railroad route - the Katy Trail uses the mileage numbering system that the old MKT rail line used. So the actual rail line started somewhere 26 miles east of Machens.

Note that because of this, your mileage won't precisely match the mile markers around Sedalia, because the trail route varies from the old railroad route through there.

The Rock Island trail also uses its old railroad's mile numbering system.

Happy trails!
posted Oct 1 2017 8:20AM - Ray (webmaster)

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