The railroad industry is moving full steam ahead into 2012 as it continues to gain speed after getting side-tracked by the recession, says David Starling, chief executive of railroad holding company Kansas City Southern.
KCS is a hot shot in the freight-hauling game. In the U.S., it has the shortest north-south rail route between its home base of Kansas City, Mo., and several key ports along the Gulf of Mexico.
South of the border, its Kansas City Southern de Mexico's core route runs along the shortest, most direct rail passageway between Mexico City and Laredo, Texas. KCSM's lines provide exclusive rail access to the U.S. and Mexico border crossing at Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, the largest rail freight interchange point between the two nations.
KCS' business has come back strong from the recession that hurt its business along with the rest of the industry.
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