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K.C., St. L., & C.

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  • From: Wichita, KS
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K.C., St. L., & C.
Posted by ort007 on Tuesday, September 2, 2003 12:38 PM
In the 80s, AHM/Rivarosi produced old time 2-4-0 and 4-4-0 locomotives and coaches with the road name Kansas City, St. Louis, and Chicago. Does anyone know anything about this line? I believe it existed in the late 1800s, but I have found very little about it. Just curious.
Thanks,
Ort007
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  • From: Wichita, KS
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K.C., St. L., & C.
Posted by ort007 on Tuesday, September 2, 2003 12:38 PM
In the 80s, AHM/Rivarosi produced old time 2-4-0 and 4-4-0 locomotives and coaches with the road name Kansas City, St. Louis, and Chicago. Does anyone know anything about this line? I believe it existed in the late 1800s, but I have found very little about it. Just curious.
Thanks,
Ort007
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Posted by Sperandeo on Tuesday, September 2, 2003 1:30 PM
Hello "Ort007,"

From "The Historical Guide to North american Railroads," compiled by George Drury and published by Kalmbach: The KCSt.L&C was a line built between Kansas City and Mexico, Missouri. It was leased by the Chicago & Alton RR in 1878 to complete that road's route from Chicago to Kansas City. Apparently the KCSt.L&C ceased to operate as an independent road at that time.

The C&A was reorganized as the Alton RR under B&O control in 1929, and it merged into the Gulf, Mobile & Ohio in 1947. In 1949/50, the GM&O purchased the KCStL&C along with two other roads the C&A had leased, so thereafter owned its Mexico-Kansas City segment outright.

so long,

Andy

Andy Sperandeo MODEL RAILROADER Magazine

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Posted by Sperandeo on Tuesday, September 2, 2003 1:30 PM
Hello "Ort007,"

From "The Historical Guide to North american Railroads," compiled by George Drury and published by Kalmbach: The KCSt.L&C was a line built between Kansas City and Mexico, Missouri. It was leased by the Chicago & Alton RR in 1878 to complete that road's route from Chicago to Kansas City. Apparently the KCSt.L&C ceased to operate as an independent road at that time.

The C&A was reorganized as the Alton RR under B&O control in 1929, and it merged into the Gulf, Mobile & Ohio in 1947. In 1949/50, the GM&O purchased the KCStL&C along with two other roads the C&A had leased, so thereafter owned its Mexico-Kansas City segment outright.

so long,

Andy

Andy Sperandeo MODEL RAILROADER Magazine

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Posted by ort007 on Thursday, September 11, 2003 12:35 PM
Thanks, Andy. That's good info!
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Posted by ort007 on Thursday, September 11, 2003 12:35 PM
Thanks, Andy. That's good info!

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