Kansas City Southern Railway

Kansas City Southern Railway

The Kansas City Southern Railway Company, the smallest U.S. Class I railroad, is owned by transportation holding company Kansas City Southern, headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri. Kansas City Southern Railway is a primarily north-south line linking the central United States to Mexico, where it connects with Kansas City Southern de Mexico, S.A. de C.V., which is also owned by Kansas City Southern. KCS de Mexico serves northeastern and central Mexico, providing connections to the ports of Lázaro Cárdenas, Tampico and Veracruz.

Founded in 1887, KCSR operates approximately 3,500 route miles in a 10-state region, serving the central and south central U.S.

Holding company KCS also has a 50 percent interest in Panama Canal Railway Co., which provides rail service along the Panama Canal.

In 2013, KCS had profit of $351.4 million on record revenue of $2.37 billion — up 5.8 percent year-over-year.

Key Coverage

KCS intermodal facility to tap growing Dallas market

KCS Confident Mexico Won’t Strip Its Concession Agreement

Kansas City Southern Reports Record Revenue

KCS Bullish on Intermodal Growth South of the Border

KCS Mexico
22 Jul 2014
Mexico’s manufacturing growth could push Kansas City Southern to new heights in the near future, according to analysts.
24 Oct 2013
Patrick Ottensmeyer, Kansas City Southern’s executive vice president and chief marketing officer, explains the appeal of near-shoring in Mexico and addresses the question of security and safety concerns there.
Brian Bowers, Kansas City Southern’s senior vice president of sales and marketing, intermodal and automotive
24 Oct 2013
Brian Bowers, Kansas City Southern’s senior vice president of sales and marketing, intermodal and automotive, on activity in Mexico, specifically the growth of Lazaro Cardenas and the impact of recent relocations by car manufacturers.
Kansas City Southern Railway
21 Oct 2013
Kansas City Southern reported its profit in the third quarter jumped 31.2 percent from $90.7 million in 2012 to $119.0 million in 2013.
Kansas City Southern Mexico intermodal train
01 Oct 2013
Rising costs for truckers in Mexico will drive more U.S.-bound freight from highways to rail networks, fueling strong intermodal growth, a Kansas City Southern Railway executive told the JOC Inland Distribution Conference.
18 Sep 2013
Kansas City Southern Railway’s cross-border intermodal volume will continue to expand not just because of Mexican manufacturing growth, but because of the strong advantage rail has over the trucking industry south of the border, Patrick Ottensmeyer, chief marketing officer at the railroad, told conferees Wednesday at The Journal of Commerce's Inland Distribution Conference in Kansas City.
13 Aug 2013
Kansas City Southern’s current executive chairman and employee, Michael R. Haverty, will transition to non-executive chairman of the board of directors and chairman of the executive committee of the board...
07 Aug 2013
U.S.-based major railroads’ total profit growth slowed dramatically in the second quarter, as Norfolk Southern Railway and Kansas City Southern Railway saw double-digit declines in earnings gains on a year-over-year basis.