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Kansas City Southern Announces 10th Anniversary Holiday Express Contribution to Provide Warm Clothing for Children in Need

Thursday, November 04, 2010

Kansas City Southern Announces 10th Anniversary Holiday Express Contribution to Provide Warm Clothing for Children in Need11:35 EDT Thursday, November 04, 2010 KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Business Wire) -- Kansas City Southern (KCS) (NYSE: KSU) announced today that its 10th Anniversary Holiday Express train will distribute $133,725 in gift cards to the Salvation Army – the project's highest contribution yet - to provide warm clothing and other necessities for children in need at stops along the Holiday Express route. The six-car train with Santa Claus and his elves will make stops in 21 communities in seven U.S. states. Access to the train is free and open to the public. Over 10 years, thanks to the generous contributions of KCS' employees, vendors and friends, the Holiday Express has raised $953,984 to purchase gift cards for this cause. Special thanks to the major sponsors, who helped make this year's charitable contribution possible, including the Michael and Marlys Haverty Family Foundation, DST Systems, Inc., Greenberg Traurig, LLP, Husch Blackwell LLP, ITS Technologies & Logistics, LLC, TranSystems and Watco Companies. Led by KCS' Southern Belle business train, the Holiday Express train includes a smiling tank car “Rudy”; a flat car carrying Santa's sleigh, reindeer and a miniature village; a gingerbread box car; the elves' workshop; the reindeer's stable; and a little red caboose. New this year is the addition of a G-gauge Holiday Express model that will run around the flat car during Holiday Express stops. Also new this year is the opportunity to become a fan of “KCS Holiday Express” on facebook. Follow the train's progress and share your pictures and favorite Holiday Express moments. The 10th Anniversary Holiday Express schedule, photos and more are also available from a link on the home page of The Holiday Express train was built on the tradition of the former Gateway Western (GWWR) Santa Train, which made stops in small towns from East St. Louis, Ill. to Blue Springs, Mo. (GWWR was purchased by KCS in 1997.) In 2000, KCS employees noticed that the Santa Train was the only Christmas some kids had, and that some did not even have essential items like coats, hats and gloves. The employees were so touched that they committed to elevating the project to the experience that communities enjoy today. Headquartered in Kansas City, Mo., KCS is a transportation holding company that has railroad investments in the U.S., Mexico and Panama. Its primary U.S. holding is The Kansas City Southern Railway Company, serving the central and south central U.S. Its international holdings include Kansas City Southern de Mexico, S.A. de C.V., serving northeastern and central Mexico and the port cities of Lázaro Cárdenas, Tampico and Veracruz, and a 50 percent interest in Panama Canal Railway Company, providing ocean-to-ocean freight and passenger service along the Panama Canal. KCS' North American rail holdings and strategic alliances are primary components of a NAFTA Railway system, linking the commercial and industrial centers of the U.S., Mexico and Canada. Kansas City SouthernDoniele Kane,