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Gene G Marcial
Gene V Glendinning
Charles E Rosenfeldt
Information about Kansas City railroad magnate Arthur Stilwell (1859-1928) including the story of his "railroad-building project" starting in 1900 to "bring the Pacific Ocean 400 miles closer to Kansas...
Biographical sketch of Arthur Stilwell, a railroad magnate and real estate developer in Kansas City. Born in New York in 1859 and coming to Kansas City in 1879 as a printer with "office on Union Avenue,...
Biography of Arthur E. Stilwell (1859-1928), Railroad President
Business: Rail Coup
Article about the change in management of the railroad company partly to take advantage of its stock price.
High fuel costs have benefitted the Kansas City Southern railroad. The company's decision to expand into Mexico has proved wise as the cost of shipping from China has risen. Article discusses other developments...
Conversation with . . . Mike Haverty
April 1, 2003
Interview with Mike Haverty, president of Kansas City Southern, regarding the history and future of railroads in Kansas City.
Couch to Retire
Report announcing the resignation of the railroad company's chairman and impending change of control to Kansas City ownership led by R. Crosby Kemper.
November 4-10, 2004
Article describes a lawsuit filed in 2003 charging Kansas City Southern for negligence in an accident that occurred on the outskirts of Monterrey, Mexico. The lawsuit was filed in Jackson County, seeking...
Creating a Heart of America Infrastructure
Article on the origins of railroads in and through Kansas City, and their connections to the rest of the United States, beginning with the construction of the Hannibal Bridge in 1869. The article focuses...
Deramus Elected K. C. S. President
Article reviewing the presidential careers of outgoing Charles Couch and incoming William Deramus II, with a brief description of the railroad's operations.
E. S. Washburn
Photo, map (of Port Arthur, Texas, the southern terminus of Arthur Stilwell's Kansas City Southern Railway), and biographical article about Edward Stevenson Washburn, or Edward Washburn (1844-1900), "president...
Flood Damaged Area
Unidentified men standing near railroad tracks and Kansas City Southern Railroad car; shows water and mud damage from the 1951 Flood.
Grand Central Station
August 27, 1932
Kansas City's Grand Central Station was built and owned by the Kansas City Southern Railway in 1890 at 2nd and Wyandotte Streets. It was used until 1914 when the railroads moved to Union Station. It was...
Harvey Couch Heads Kansas City Southern
Description of Couch and the operations of the railroad company, transporting primarily heavy freight "of long haul traffic between Kansas City, Port Arthur and the Southwest."
Story of the legal battle mediated by the Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, between the drainage board and the railway company.
Inside Wall Street: Is There a 'Buyout' Sign on This Railroad's Route
Graph and aricle about the increasing stock value of Kansas City Southern Industries due to the railroad "industry's rash of mergers" and other factors.
Photo, map, and article about the attempted acqusition of the MidSouth Corporation railroad lines by Kansas City Southern Industries in the early 1990s.
K. C. S. Ry. Unifies
News of the new Kansas City management's acquisitions "as means to trim operating costs," under the company's president W. N. Deramus, or William Deramus II.
K. C. S.-L. & A. Streamliner "Southern Belle": Eleven New Aluminum-Alloy Railroad Cars and Two Pullmans Are Used in Three Four-Car Diesel-Driven Trains
Article about the "new four-car passenger streamliner [train] Southern Belle of the Kansas City Southern-Louisiana & Arkansas Lines. ..placed in operation between Kansas City, Mo., and New Orleans, La.,"...
Kansas City--Freight Power House on The Prairie
Kansas City's freight activity, distribution/transportation, is growing. As a transportation hub, Kansas City area "handled an estimated total of 291 million tons of freight in 2007, with an estimated...
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