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busiest route on the kcs

Postby lakeshoredave » Sat Jun 16, 2007 10:29 pm

what is the busiest route on the kcs? i always hear how they are a very efficient and well run rr, but what is their busiest route and how much traffic do they really have as a railroad overall?
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Postby resauto » Sun Jun 17, 2007 10:11 am

Pittsburgh Kansas is probably the busiest part of our RR right now. A ton of coal trains and grain trains are constantly running ALL day long. The boards over there are turning like crazy as so here where I work........Beaumont Tx. Of course Shreveport is always busy because thats where our biggest yard is etc........EVERYTHING goes through Shreveport.
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Postby PSNOUS » Sun Jun 24, 2007 8:36 pm

resauto wrote:Pittsburgh Kansas is probably the busiest part of our RR right now. A ton of coal trains and grain trains are constantly running ALL day long. The boards over there are turning like crazy as so here where I work........Beaumont Tx. Of course Shreveport is always busy because thats where our biggest yard is etc........EVERYTHING goes through Shreveport.


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Postby lakeshoredave » Sat Aug 25, 2007 1:11 pm

It really is unreal how traffic has grown on the KCS these days. I'd expect it to keep growing if their intermodal partnership with NS to the ATL is successful.
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Postby pepper0105 » Tue May 06, 2008 2:01 pm

if i were to get hired on in shreveport as a conductor what other cities would i be able to hold seniority at
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Postby GCOR 1.7 » Wed May 14, 2008 1:03 am

Midsouth. They run nonstop. It's the fastest east to west route of any class 1, or so they say. The guys I know that work there are so sick of working it's ridiculous.
Other than that, yeah, Pittsburgh/Heavner, and Shreveport or Beaumont. Seems like everywhere's getting busier. We don't have enough guys on our engineer or conductor boards to cover everything.
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Re: busiest route on the kcs

Postby GulfRail » Fri Feb 20, 2009 11:57 pm

The Meridian Speedway and the L&A have the most traffic due to their position in between KCS de M and the GWWR (not to mention the KC-Omaha-Lincoln route). Pretty much all Northbound and Southbound traffic have to go through there, not to mention the thriving Dallas-Atlanta business. Coal and Chemicals are the lifeblood down there.
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Re: busiest route on the kcs

Postby lakeshoredave » Wed Apr 20, 2011 10:21 am

thanks for all the replys. i've heard so many good things about the kcs and how they have made themselves standout in this era of the huge class 1 rr's.
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