Railfanning from the deck of the Millennium Bridge in downtown Denver, a KCS Train heads south, as a northbound Tank Car Train waits patiently alongside some new condos. (Isn't that a little dangerous to have these Tank Cars so close to homes?)
The Kansas City Southern Railway (AAR reporting marks KCS) 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 COO is Arthur L. Shoener.
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.