Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Cancel for March 10: Kansas City, Fort Scott, and Memphis Railroad


K. C. F. S. & M. R. R.  CO.
MAR
10
1899

The Kansas City, Fort Scott & Memphis Railroad was an amalgamation of several Missouri-based railroads.  Roughly two years after this cancel was applied it would be absorbed by The Frisco, aka the St. Louis and San Francisco Railroad. 

The brief history:  the Kansas City Fort Scott & Gulf consolidated with most of its subsidiaries January 4, 1888 to form the Kansas City, Fort Scott & Springfield Railroad Company. On April 18, 1888 this company consolidated withn the Kansas City, Springfield & Memphis Railroad to form the Kansas City, Fort Scott & Memphis Railroad.

In early 1901 the St. Louis & San Francisco Railroad made an offer to buy all the stock of the Kansas City Fort Scott & Memphis Railroad and by May, 1901 the transaction was essentially complete. The Fort Scott was leased to the St. Louis & San Francisco RR in 1901 and thereby became a part of the much enlarged Frisco system.

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