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Corporate History
Kansas City, Fort Scott & Memphis Railroad Company

This is the corporate history from the Interstate Commerce Commission's Valuation Reports. It is divided into several parts due to various legal technicalities:

Kansas City, Fort Scott & Memphis Railway Company
Kansas City, Memphis & Birmingham Railroad Company
Kansas City & Memphis Railway & Bridge Company
Bonnerville & Southwestern Railroad Company
Tyrzona Central Railroad Company
Kansas City Clinton & Springfield Railway Company

Kansas City, Fort Scott & Memphis Railway Company

Organized under laws of Kansas, June 14, 1901
Source: Interstate Commerce Commission Valuation Reports, 41 VR 369-370
No. Name Incorporation Succession
1 Kansas City, Fort Scott and Memphis Railway Company Under general laws of Territory of Oklahoma, Mar 29, 1901 Sold to Kansas City, Fort Scott and Memphis, July 23, 1901
2 Gulf, Arkansas and Northwestern Railway Company Under general laws of Arkansas, Feb. 1, 1898 Sold to 1, April 5, 1901
3 Arkansas North Western Railway Company Under general laws of Arkansas, June 13, 1894 Sold to 2, Feb 11, 1898
4 Kansas City, Fort Scott and Memphis Railroad Company Under general laws of Kansas, Missouri, and Arkansas, Apr 24, 1888 Sold to Kansas City, Fort Scott and Memphis, Aug. 12, 1901
5 Kansas City, Fort Scott and Springfield Railroad Company Under general laws of Arkansas, Jan 4, 1888 Consolidated with 18 for form 4, Apr. 20, 1888
6 Kansas City, Fort Scott and Gulf Railroad Company Under laws of Kansas, Mar 22, 1879 Conbsolidated with 9, 10, 11, 13, 14, and 17 to form 5, Jan 4, 1888
7 The Missouri River, Fort Scott and Gulf Railroad Company See 8 Sold to 6, Apr 1, 1879
8 Kansas & Neosho Valley Railroad Company Under general laws of Kansas, Mar 8, 1865 Name changed to 7, Oct 10, 1868
9 Fort Scott, South Eastern and Memphis Railway Company Under general laws of Kansas, Jun 11, 1874 Consolidated with 6, 10, 11, 13, 14, and 17 to form 5, Jan 4, 1888
10 Fort Scott, South Eastern and Memphis Railroad Company Under general laws of Kansas, Apr 29, 1888 Consolidated with 6, 9, 11, 13, 14, and 17 to form 5, Jan 4, 1888
11 Memphis, Kansas and Colorado Railroad Company Under general laws of Kansas, Nov 26, 1877 Consolidated with 6, 9, 10, 13, 14, and 17 to form 5, Jan 4, 1888
12 Memphis and Ellsworth Narrow Gauge Railroad Company Under general laws of Kansas, Oct 10, 1876 Sold to 11, Aug 5, 1878
13 Short Creek and Joplin Railroad Company Under general laws of Kansas, June 3, 1879 Consolidated with 6, 9, 10, 11, 14, and 17 to form 5, Jan 4, 1888
14 Kansas & Missouri Railroad Company Under general laws of Kansas, April 11, 1882 Consolidated with 6, 9, 10, 11, 13, and 17 to form 5, Jan 4, 1888
15 Cherokee & Memphis Railroad Company Under general laws of Kansas, Jan 31, 1882 Sold to 14, July 15, 1882
16 Fort Scott and Carthage Railroad Company Under general laws of Kansas, Aug. 2, 1881 Sold to 14, July 15, 1882
17 Rich Hill Railroad Company Under general laws of Kansas, May 11, 1880 Consolidated with 6, 9, 10, 11, 13, and 14 to form 5, Jan 4, 1888
18 Kansas City, Springfield and Memphis Railroad Company Under general laws of Missouri and Arkansas, March 31, 1883 Consolidated with 5 to form 4, Apr. 20, 1888
19 Kansas City, Springfield and Memphis Railroad Company Under general laws of Missouri, Sept. 10, 1881 Consolidated with 20 to form 18, Mar. 26, 1883
20 Springfield and Memphis Railroad Company Under general laws of Arkansas, Dec. 3, 1880 Consolidated with 19 to form 18, Mar. 26, 1883
21 Springfield and Western Missouri Railroad Company See 22 Sold to 18, Jan. 3, 1888
22 Springfield Western and Southern Railroad Company of Missouri Under general laws of Missouri, Sept. 5, 1875 Name changed to 21
23 Kansas City and Memphis Railroad Company Under general laws of Missouri, Nov. 9, 1872 Sold to 21, Feb. 24, 1879
24 Greenfield and Northern Railroad Company See 25 Sold to 4, Apr. 29, 1895
25 Greenfield Railroad Company Under general laws of Missouri, Sept. 25, 1884 Name changed to 24, June 1, 1886
26 Deckerville, Osceola and Northern Railroad Company Under general laws of Arkansas, Sept. 29, 1897 Sold to Kansas City, Fort Scott and Memphis, Oct. 5, 1901
27 Mineral Belt Railroad Company Under general laws of Missouri, Apr. 10, 1896 Sold to Kansas City, Fort Scott and Memphis, Oct. 5, 1901
28 Current River Railroad Company Under general laws of Missouri, Jan. 15, 1887 Sold to Kansas City, Fort Scott and Memphis, Oct. 7, 1901

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Kansas City, Memphis & Birmingham Railroad Company

Organized under the laws of Tennessee, Mississippi, and Alabama, February 1, 1887.
Source: Interstate Commerce Commission Valuation Reports, 41 VR 394
No. Name Incorporation Succession
1 Memphis & Birmingham Railroad Company Under code of Alabama, Apr. 12, 1886 Consolidated with 2 to form the Kansas City, Memphis and Birmingham, Feb. 1, 1887
2 Kansas City, Memphis and Birmingham Railroad Company Under laws of Mississippi and Tennessee, July 28, 1886 Consolidated with 1 to form Kansas City, Memphis and Birmingham, Feb. 1, 1887
3 Memphis and Southeastern Railroad Company Under laws of Tennessee, May 7, 1886 Consolidated with 4 to form 2, July 26, 1886
4 Kansas City, Memphis and Birmingham Railroad Company Under special act of Mississippi, Feb 18, 1886 Consolidated with 3 to form 2, July 26, 1886
5 Memphis, Birmingham and Atlantic Railroad Company Under act of Mississippi, Nov. 14, 1886 Sold to 2, Jan. 26, 1887
6 The Memphis, Selma and Brunwsick Railroad Company See 7 Sold to 5, Nov. 14, 1885
7 The Memphis, Holly Springs and Selma Railroad Company Under acts of Tennessee and Mississippi, May 9, 1881 Name changed to 6 in Tennesse and Alabama on Au3 and Aug. 5, 1881, respectively
8 Selma, MArion and Memphis Railroad Company Under laws of Mississippi, Tennesse, and Alabama, Mar. 17, 1871 Sold to 6, Feb. 16, 1881
9 Selma, Marion and Memphis Railroad Company Under special act of Alabana, Dec. 3, 1868 Consolidated with 10 to form 8, Mar. 17, 1871
10 Selma, Marion and Memphis Railroad Company See 11 Consolidated with 9 to form 8, Mar. 17, 1871
11 Memphis, Holly Springs, Okalona and Selma Railroad Company See 12 Name changed to 10, July 21, 1870
12 Memphis, Holly Springs and Mobile Railroad Company Under special acts of Mississippi and Tennessee, Nov. 23, 1859 and Mar. 24, 1860, respectively. Name changed to 11 in Mississippi Feb. 20, 1867 and in Tennessee, Feb. 11, 1869

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Kansas City & Memphis Railway & Bridge Company

Source: Interstate Commerce Commission Valuation Reports /I>
No. Name Incorporation Succession
1 Kansas City & Memphis Railway & Bridge Company Chartered November 11, 1887  

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Bonnerville & Southwestern Railroad Company

Source: Interstate Commerce Commission Valuation Reports, 41 VR 727 /I>
No. Name Incorporation Succession
1 Bonnerville & Southwestern Railroad Company Under general laws of Arkansas, May 1, 1905  
2 Sedgewick & Phelps Railroad Company Under general laws of Arkansas, 1901 Property acquired by 1, 1905

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Tyrzona Central Railroad Company

Source: Interstate Commerce Commission Valuation Reports /I>
No. Name Incorporation Succession
1 Tyrzona Central Railroad Company Under general laws of Arkansas, February 1, 1902  

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Kansas City, Clinton and Springfield Railway Company

Source: Interstate Commerce Commission 41 Valuation Reports 727
No. Name Incorporation Succession
1 Kansas City Clinton and Springfield Railway Company Under general laws of Missouri, Feb. 10, 1885, of Kansas, Feb. 12, 1885  
2 Kansas City Clinton and Springfield Railroad Company Under general laws of Missouri, Sept. 6, 1884 Consolidated with 3 to form 1, Jan. 20, 1885
3 Pleasant Hill and De Soto Railroad Company Under general laws of Kansas, Oct. 16, 1877 Consolidated with 2 to form 1, Jan. 20, 1885
4 St. Louis, Lawrence and Western Railroad Company See 5 Sold at foreclosure Feb. 29, 1877, to Frank Morrison, who,on Oct. 18, 1877 sold 44.82 miles to 3 and 16.53 miles to Kansas City, Topeka & Western Railroad Company, a predecessor of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company.
5 Saint Louis, Lawrence & Denver Railroad Company Under laws of Kansas, date unknown Name changed to 4, Feb. 26, 1874
6 Lawrence and Carbondale Railroad Company Under laws of Kansas, date unknown Consolidated with 7 to form 5, Jan. 10, 1873
7 St. Louis, Lawrence & Denver Railroad Company Under laws of Kansas, Nov. 14, 1870 Consolidated with 6 to form 5, Jan. 10, 1873
8 Pleasant Hill and Lawrence Branch of the Pacific Railroad Company Under general act of Missouri, date unknown Consolidated with 9 to form 7, under agreement dated Nov. 10, 1870, filed Nov. 14, 1870.
9 Saint Louis, Lawrence and Denver Railroad Company Under laws of Kansas, May 24, 1870 Consolidated with 8 to form 7, under agreement dated Nov. 10, 1870, filed Nov. 14, 1870.
10 Lawrence and Pleasant Hill Railway Company Under laws of Missouri, June 7, 1869 Consolidated with 11 to form 9, under articles of consolidation dated Apr. 30, 1870, filed May 24, 1870.
11 Saint Louis, Lawrence and Denver Railroad Company Under general laws of Kansas, July 20, 1865 Consolidated with 10 to form 9, under articles of consolidation dated Apr. 30, 1870, filed May 24, 1870.

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