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Kansas City Southern Train Passes Through Carroll County

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According to "local rumors," the CP and DM&E stockholders, president and other railroad officials passed through Savanna, Illinois headed for Chicago Friday, October 2, 2009. They left Kansas City Friday morning in the KCS 1 engine and were scheduled to leave the Savanna station at 9:30 a.m. Three refurbished "covered wagon's" and many old stainless steel business cars were also attached.

One can only speculate as to the reason for this trip. Attempts to contact spokesmen for the Kansas City Southern and CP and DM&E Railroads by The Prairie Advocate were for naught.

Kansas City Southern is an international transportation holding company comprised of three primary railroads: The Kansas City Southern Railway Company (KCSR), Kansas City Southern de Mexico (KCSM) and Panama Canal Railway Company (PCRC).

The DM&E Railroad Corporation encompasses over 2,500 miles of track serving over 200 communities across eight states. Roughly 1,000 employees drive the system. DM&E manages over 7,000 rail cars and operates nearly 150 locomotives. Sioux Falls is headquarters for the entire system. DM&E is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Canadian Pacific.

The Canadian Pacific Railroad is a privately owned railway company that operates one of the two transcontinental systems in Canada.

Video by Tom Kocal
Produced by Brent Simmons