Kansas City Suburban Belt Railroad

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The Kansas City Suburban Belt Railroad was a railway located throughout the suburban Kansas City area. The railway was incorporated by Arthur Stilwell and Edward L. Martin in 1887, and began operation in 1890. In September 1900, it was placed under the receivership control of Stuart R. Knott and Edward F. Swinney with the aim of merging the railroad into the Kansas City Southern Railway system.[1]

Kansas City Suburban Belt Railroad
HeadquartersKansas City, MO
LocaleKansas City, Kansas and Independence, Missouri areas
Dates of operation1890–1897
SuccessorKansas City, Pittsburg and Gulf Railroad
Track gauge4 ft 8+12 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge


  1. ^ "Stuart Knott Appointed a Receiver". The Courier-Journal. Louisville, Kentucky. September 7, 1900. p. 3 – via Newspapers.com.