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About Us

Kansas City Southern is a railroad with a long history of innovation, perseverance, and resiliency.

With a historic vision to be the first north/south railroad crossing the U.S./Mexico border, Kansas City Southern has been a pioneer in the freight rail industry since 1887.

A company rich with history, the entrepreneurial and innovative spirit is alive and well with KCS employees today. Fueled by innovation and a drive for constant improvement, KCS strives to consistently be the fastest-growing, best-performing, most customer-focused transportation provider in North America.

Learn more about KCS’s history and corporate leadership that contribute to our cross-border shipping advantage. Visit our Culture section to learn about KCS’ Values – a set of beliefs and behaviors that define our company and create a foundation for growth and success for our railroad. Our Community page offers information showing KCS’s commitment to operating our business in a safe, secure, and responsible manner for the benefit of our employees, customers, and communities in the U.S. and Mexico.

Learn more About Us in this section.

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