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Kansas City Southern Railway

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Template:Infobox SGRailroad The Kansas City Southern Railway Template:Reporting mark is a United States-based Class I railroad operating over 3,130 track miles in 10 central and southeastern states. Founded in 1887, the railroad provides the shortest route from Kansas City to the Gulf of Mexico. Its CEO is Mike Haverty.

The Kansas City Southern is headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri and has approximately 430 locomotives, 15,000 freight cars and 2,700 employees. Annual revenues as of 2002 were US$559.6 million.

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History

Arthur Stilwell completed the first line of the Kansas City Southern Railway in 1887, between Kansas City, Missouri, and Port Arthur, Texas. Service was added to Louisiana during the 1930s. From 1940 to 1969, Kansas City Southern operated the Southern Belle passenger train between Kansas City and New Orleans, Louisiana.

A parent company of the Kansas City Southern Railway was organized in 1962 as Kansas City Southern Industries, Inc. In 2002 the name of the parent company was shortened to Kansas City Southern.

Subsidiary railroads

The Kansas City Southern owns the Panama Canal Railway Company (PCRC). In April 2005, KCS completed its purchase of the Mexican railroad Grupo Transportación Ferroviaria Mexicana (TFM) from their holding company, Grupo TMM. Although KCS itself is planned to be a holding company for the Kansas City Southern Railway, TexMex and TFM, the whole four-railway system is marketed to shippers as the NAFTA Railway, emphasizing the KCS's abilities in cross-border transportation. However, the railroads are all operated as subsidiary companies.

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