GWWR absorbed

friscobob Jul 4, 2003

  1. friscobob

    friscobob Staff Member

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    From the KCSNotes group in Yahoo:

    KCS Officially Gobbles Up Gateway Western Today

    Author: TO News from KCS

    Today, July 1, the Gateway Western Railway (GWWR) markings will be officially
    consolidated into one
    KCS identity, after months of complex accounting and information technology
    preparation. While the
    consolidation will be virtually transparent to customers, and have only minor
    implications for
    employees, it will streamline basic processes and improve operating
    efficiencies.

    Transportation and customer service employees, who previously logged onto MCS
    separately for KCS and
    GWWR, will now find all activity in KCS MCS. The preparation completed by
    revenue and car accounting
    and the information technology group will affect all areas as follows:

    The GWWR standard carrier alpha code (SCAC) will be eliminated from bills of
    lading, service
    requests and waybills dated July 1st and after.

    GWWR routings and events will be replaced or consolidated with KCS.

    All rates, routes, divisions, tariffs, contracts, and agreements held by GWWR
    are adopted by KCS
    effective July 1, unless canceled.

    At midnight on June 30, all GWWR equipment inventory will be interchanged to
    KCS, and all active,
    pending or suspended GWWR routed waybills will be transferred to KCS systems to
    complete service as
    KCS. After this, GWWR MCS systems will only be available for inquiry and
    reference.

    Corporate Master and Industry Reference files have been expired, updated or
    translated, either
    mechanically or manually, to support GWWR traffic as KCS traffic after June 30,
    according to planned
    business rules, tariffs and notices.

    GWWR routed waybills and car movement events dated June 30 and prior will
    continue to be processed
    to completion through GWWR revenue and car accounting systems. This includes,
    but is not limited to
    car hire, revenue recognition, price applications, interline and haulage
    settlement, freight
    billing, demurrage, switching, collections and cash applications.

    Beginning with the July service month, all car hire claims, switching
    exceptions and overcharge or
    railroad claims against months prior to the consolidation will be processed as
    KCS.

    The Class III, Gateway Eastern Railway, operating in East St. Louis, Ill.
    remains unaffected by the
    consolidation.
     
  2. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    A quick glance through what I have. But no answer found- Wasn't the GWWR ex-GM&O track?

    :D

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  3. friscobob

    friscobob Staff Member

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    Yes it was- ex-ICG, exx-G&MO.
     
  4. jgeisert

    jgeisert TrainBoard Member

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    The dispatcher has been answering on the radio "KCS dispatcher" for about a year now. Some of the GWWR workers have been "corrected" when they said "Gateway". So the July 1 date is old news for about a year.

    Jerry
     
  5. jgeisert

    jgeisert TrainBoard Member

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    The line through Glasgow, Slater, Marshall, Higginsville, etc. is known to old timers as the "west end." Before it was GM&O it was Chicago and Alton.
    Jerry
     
  6. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Jerry-

    I thought that it was the Alton RR that was merged into the GM&O?

    :D

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