Several people have asked me about Wasetta. Here is some information I recently obtained from the Katy Railroad Historical group. If you have anything to add I would appreciate hearing from you.
As of 1903, Wasetta, Indian Territory, was a scheduled station stop on the MK&T. Only one stop each way was made by train Nos. 59 and 60, which were daily local freight trains. Passengers to and from Wasetta would ride in the caboose and paid their fare to the conductor. Wasetta was at milepost No. 633, three miles south of Caddo and four miles north of Armstrong. By 1905, Wasetta had been downgraded to a flag stop station for the local freight train, meaning the train would stop to pick up passengers only if signaled. By 1910, Wasetta was no longer listed in Katy public passenger train time tables. A 1912 employees' time table indicates Wasetta remained a flag stop for local freight train Nos. 544 (northbound) at 10.35 a.m. and 543 (southbound) at 11:40 a.m.
In 1912 Wasetta had a 100-car siding, whereas Caddo had no siding and Armstrong had only a 75-car siding. From 1905 to 1915, the Katy widened its roadbed to accommodate a double-track main line between Stringtown, milepost No. 602.6, and its Red River bridge, milepost No. 656.
By 1936, Wasetta siding had been reduced to a blind siding, meaning it had a connection at only one end. In the case of Wasetta, the switch was on the north end of the northbound track of the double-track and had a capacity of only two cars. Possibly this was used by an industry located at Wasetta. The 2-car Wasetta siding was still listed in 1957 employees' time tables, so the industry there must have been of some importance. In fact, by 1959 the capacity of Wasetta's blind siding had been increased to 9 cars. Katy time tables Nos. 27-A and 28 indicate the double track main line between Stringtown and the Red River started to be dismantled and converted to a single-track main line in mid-1955. The 9-car siding at Wasetta was found still listed in Katy employee time tables as late as September 1965.