The Kansas City Southern Railway Company (KCSR) is pleased to announce that for the third consecutive year, it has received the Gold E.H. Harriman Award for Group B (line-haul railroads whose employees worked four to 15 million employee-hours in 2008). The award was presented at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. on May 20.

The Kansas City Southern Railway Company (KCSR) is pleased to announce that for the third consecutive year, it has received the Gold E.H. Harriman Award for Group B (line-haul railroads whose employees worked four to 15 million employee-hours in 2008). The award was presented at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. on May 20.

“This award is indicative of the safety culture our employees foster through a disciplined focus on rules compliance, coaching, communication and teamwork,” said Scott Arvidson, KCSR executive vice president and chief operating officer. “The safety of our operation for our employees, our customers and the communities we serve is paramount, and together, we’re building a world class organization.”

Winners are selected by a committee of representatives from the transportation field and are granted on the basis of the lowest casualty rates per 200,000 employee-hours worked.

All data is documented by the Federal Railroad Administration.

The Harriman Awards were established by the late Mrs. Mary W. Harriman in memory of her husband, Edward H. Harriman, an American legend in railroading.

Today, the awards are administered by the E.H. Harriman Memorial Awards Institute, with support from the Mary W. Harriman Foundation.

Headquartered in Kansas City, Mo., Kansas City Southern (KCS) is a transportation holding company that has railroad investments in the U.S., Mexico and Panama.

Its primary U.S. holding is KCSR, 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.