The Kansas City Southern Railway Company (reporting mark KCS), owned by Kansas City Southern, was the smallest and second-oldest Class I railroad company still in operation prior to its merger with Canadian Pacific on April 14, 2023. KCS was founded in 1887 and operated in a region consisting of ten central U.S. states. KCS also owned and indirectly operated Kansas City Southern de México (KCSM) in the central and northeastern states of México, and was the only Class I Railroad to own any track both inside and outside of Mexico’s boundaries. Including all trackage owned by wholly owned subsidiaries, KCS owned a total of approximately 4,000 route miles of track.
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