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Rails Across Panama: From ’49ers to 40-foot Containers

May 8, 2014

Peter Hansen, editor, Railroad History; and Michael Haverty, Former Chairman, President, and CEO, Kansas City Southern Railway

Before the Panama Canal, there was the Panama Railroad—and the canal could not have been built without it. Mile for mile, it may be the most historic railroad on earth: A shortcut for gold-seeking ‘49ers; the means by which California gold went east; and a key player in the Panamanian revolution of 1903, which set the stage for American involvement with the canal. Reborn in the 21st century as the Panama Canal Railway, it is a joint venture between Kansas City Southern Railway and Mi-Jack Products, North America’s leading intermodal terminal operator.


May 8, 2014
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Eric Ward
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Linda Hall Library
5109 Cherry
Kansas City, MO 64110 United States
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