Not exactly Frisco, but a Missouri Railroad Line...

Discussion in 'Other Directly Related Roads' started by TAG1014, Sep 20, 2012.

  1. TAG1014

    TAG1014 Frisco.org Supporter Frisco.org Supporter

    Is the old C & A-GM&O line across Missouri (From Roodhouse, IL to Mexico, Marshall and Kansas City) still active and in use?

    Thanks, Tom
     
  2. yardmaster

    yardmaster Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    Tom, I believe it is. I think it is now KCS owned and operated. I have a coworker who just bought property in southern Randolph County as a retirement place. He told me that it is adjacent to the KCS line, and that there's an old county road bridge over the line that's good for training watching. According to his reports, the traffic is not heavy, but there's enough that he notices it when there on weekends.

    Best Regards,
     
  3. gstout

    gstout Member Frisco.org Supporter

    It is still a KCS-operated line.

    GS
     
  4. wmrx

    wmrx MP Trainmaster

    Tom,

    After GM&O, this line was ICG, CMNW (Chicago, Missouri & Western) and then GWWR (Gateway Western). The KCS bought the GWWR and eventually merged it into the rest of their system. The last I knew, they ran two trains a day each way. One train is all intermodal or at least very heavy with it.
     
  5. TAG1014

    TAG1014 Frisco.org Supporter Frisco.org Supporter

    Thanks for the replies.

    Tom G.
     

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