Short Lines And Regionals
Alton & Southern Railway: The historic Alton & Southern dates back to 1910 as the Alton & Southern Railroad. It was incorporated by the Aluminum Company of East St. Louis (later Aluminum Company of America or Alcoa) to provide better switching/terminal service at its plant in East St. Louis. Today, the A&S is wholly-owned by Union Pacific. The company maintains a small website and contact information can be found there.
Arkansas & Missouri Railroad: The large A&M has been independently owned since it began service in 1986 Today it operates nearly 140 miles between Fort Smith, Arkansas and Monett, Missouri. To the general public the A&M is a popular excursion railroad offering rides throughout much of the year. To learn about possible job openings please visit the A&M website.
Central Midland Railway: This short line is owned by Progressive Rail Incorporated and totals 255 miles between Vigus and Pleasant Hill, Missouri. Please visit Progressive Rail's website for employment information.
Columbia Terminal Railroad: The "COLT", as it is also known, operates between Columbia and Centralia. The property was acquired by the city of Columbia during early October of 1987, which still owns the line today. Please visit the city's website regarding contact information and employment.
Kaw River Railroad: Another Watco shortline, the Kaw River Railroad operates 27 miles of disconnected track in Missouri near Kansas City. The road handles about 15,000 carloads annually.
Missouri & Northern Arkansas Railroad: This regional system began in 1992, acquiring more than 102 miles from Union Pacific late that year. Today, the M&NA operates nearly 600 miles of track and is owned by Genesee & Wyoming.
Ozark Valley Railroad: This short line operates about 27 miles of trackage between Mexico and Fulton, acquired from Kansas City Southern. It is privately owned by Mike Williams. Address: 326 South Jefferson Street, Mexico, Missouri 65265.
SEMO Port Railroad: This terminal railroad serves the Semo Port located near Scott City, Missouri with connections to Class Is Union Pacific and BNSF Railway. It began operations in 1994. To learn about potential job openings please contact the port via their website.
South Kansas & Oklahoma Railroad: The SK&O is another Watco regional railroad running from Tulsa, Oklahoma to several points throughout southeastern Kansas. it also reaches Liberal, Missouri. Its property totals 404 miles. Please visit Watco's website regarding career opportunities.
Terminal Railroad Association of St. Louis: This historic terminal road has served the area around St. Louis since it was created in 1889. Today, it handles only freight service and remains under Class I ownership. Please visit the TRRA's website regarding job openings.
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