Kansas City, Pittsburg and Gulf Railroad
The Kansas City, Pittsburg and Gulf Railroad was a railway company that began operations in the 1890s and owned a main-line between Kansas City, Missouri, and Port Arthur, Texas. It was led by Arthur Stilwell before being thrown into receivership and eventually being absorbed by the Kansas City Southern Railwayin 1900.
|Headquarters||Kansas City, Missouri|
|Locale||Missouri, Kansas, and Texas|
|Dates of operation||1897–1900|
|Predecessor||Kansas City Suburban Belt Railway|
|Successor||Kansas City Southern Railway|
|Track gauge||4 ft 8+1⁄2 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge|
Trackage on the KCP&G was complete from Kansas City to Shreveport, Louisiana as of March 2, 1897. By September 11 of that year, the line ran all the way to Port Arthur, Texas– a town Stilwell essentially created and named after himself. However, the railroad was in financial trouble by 1899. On April 1st, 1900, the Kansas City Southern Railway took control of the KCP&G properties after purchasing them at a foreclosure sale in Joplin, Missouri.
- "The Completion of the KCP&G – A Centennial History". Lowell G. McManus, The Meridian Speedway. Retrieved August 19, 2020.