KCS markings?

Discussion in 'The Real Thing- North America' started by ozzy, Nov 4, 2006.

  1. ozzy

    ozzy Active Member

    i seen a engine today that had "KCS" on it, i have not seen that name before, whats it stand for?

    i seen it in ottumwa , iowa,
  2. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

    KCS is Kansas City Southern.
  3. KCS

    KCS Member

    Yea, there was something going on about KCS lost several locomotives up in the northwest either with BNSF or MRL and sense they couldn't be found one of the companies leased their power to KCS in exchange. SO I heard but I can't be sure this is the story.
  4. ozzy

    ozzy Active Member

    BNSF is what i always see running through there, and am-track, these was not moving, i could not tell for the trees if there was any cars hooked to them., just seen 2 engines.
  5. kitsune

    kitsune Member


    Railroads have power on run through agreements all the time. Plus companies lease power to each other, or lend units to pay back for power used from another company. Plus there are power pools for specific service where the locomtives stay on the train for it's full run, even after it leaves home rails.

    Add to that that KCS has all its new units painted at Coast Engine & Equipment (CEECO) in Tacoma, WA on BNSF.

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