Kansas City Southern

    Kansas City Southern history, company profile (overview) and corporate video

       Kansas City Southern (KCS) is a transportation holding company, headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri, United States.


       Kansas City Southern history began in 1887 when Arthur Edward Stilwell together with Edward L. Martin built the Kansas City Suburban Belt Railway, which was incorporated in 1887 and began operation in 1890, serving the Argentine District in Kansas City, Kansas; Independence, Missouri; and the riverside commercial and industrial districts of Kansas City.

       In 1962, the company was reorganized as a holding company and was renamed Kansas City Southern Industries, Inc. (KCSI).

       In 2002, the company changed its name from Kansas City Southern Industries to Kansas City Southern (KCS).


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       With more than 6.500 employees, Kansas City Southern is considered one of the Largest Public Companies in the World, according to Forbes.

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