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Kansas City Southern
In 1887 the Kansas City Southern was created as a small rail line in suburban Kansas City. Eventually it was extened to Port Arthur, Texas, via construction and acquisitions. On September 11, 1897 the final spike was drove in Beaumont, Texas. The Louisiana and Arkansas Railway megered with the Kansas City Southern in the 1930's. This gave anothern main line running from Dallas to New Orleans. In the 1990's the MidSouth Rail Corp. was purchased giving access to Mississippi and Alabama. Gateway Western Railroad was also purchased giving rail access to St. Louis, Missouri, and Springfield, Illinois. Also in the 1990's Kansas City Southern purchased controlling intersets in Texas Mexican Railway and Grupo Transportación Ferroviaria Mexicana.
Various pictures of the Kansas City Southern
Engines Grade Crossing