Who's Who list by name, surname beginning with K

  • Kalmbach, Al C. - Founder of Kalmbach Publishing Company, the publisher of Model Railroader and Trains magazines as well as a large number of books about railroading.
  • Kandó, Kálmán (1869-1931) - Hungarian engineer who designed the world's first AC traction electric railway in Italy in 1902.
  • Kane, Elisha Kent (1856-1935) - President of Big Level & Kinzua Railroad; builder of Mt. Jewett, Kinzua & Riterville Railroad (later reorganized as Kushequa Railroad). (Poor's 1887, p 17; Official List 1888, p 15; McKean County Democrat 1935)
  • Kaufman, S. - President of Pittsburgh & Castle Shannon Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 157)
  • Kearney, Edward F. - President of Wabash Railroad. (NY Times, May 22, 1918)
  • Keefe, J. S. - President of Waukegan & Mississippi Valley Railway. (Illinois PUC, 1915, p 1245)
  • Keep, Albert - President and chairman of the board of Chicago & North Western Railway. (Poor's 1887, p 41; Wisconsin Railroad Commission 1897, p 16)
  • Kellogg, John - President of Saratoga, Mt. McGregor & Lake George Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 174)
  • Kellogg, William Pitt (1830-1918) - Chairman of the United States Senate Committee on Railroads 1881-1883.
  • Kelsey, P. G. - President of Ohio Valley Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 146)
  • Kendrick, John William (1853-1924) - Chief engineer, general manager and vice president of Northern Pacific Railway 1899-1901; vice chairman of the board for Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway 1901-1905.
  • Kenefick, John - President of Union Pacific Railroad (UP) __-1986 [succeeded by Andrew L. Lewis, Jr.]; CEO of UP __-1986 [succeeded by Andrew L. Lewis, Jr.].
  • Kennedy, John S. - Receiver for Central Railroad of New Jersey [with Joseph S. Harris]. (Poor's 1887, p 29)
  • Kennedy, M. C. - President of Cumberland Valley Railroad. (NY Times, May 22, 1918; Poor's 1917, p 171)
  • Kennedy, Samuel P. - President of Bradford & Western Pennsylvania Railroad. (Pocket List 1907, p 225)
  • Kennedy, Thomas Benton (1827-1905) - President of Mont Alto Railroad; president of Cumberland Valley Railroad 1882-__ [preceded by Frederick Watts]. (Poor's 1887, p 51; Official List 1888, pp 63 and 127; NYT, June 20, 1905)
  • Kennett, Luther Martin (1807-1873) - Vice president of Pacific Railroad Company; president of St. Louis & Iron Mountain Railroad 1853.
  • Kenney, H. F. - President of Philadelphia, Wilmington & Baltimore Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 157)
  • Kenney, W. P. - President of Great Northern Railway; president of Great Northern Express Company. (NY Times, May 22, 1918; Illinois PUC, 1915, p 1278)
  • Kenny, Raymond P. - Acting president of Long Island Rail Road 2006-2007 [preceded by James J. Dermody as president; succeeded by Helena Williams as president]
  • Kent, Marvin (1816-1908) - One of the founders of the Atlantic & Great Western Railroad.
  • Kerr, J. B. - President of New York, Ontario & Western Railroad. (NY Times, May 22, 1918)
  • Keyes, Henry (1810-1870) - Helped to revitalize the Connecticut & Passumpsic Rivers Railroad; president of Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway 1869-1870 [preceded by Henry C. Lord; succeeded by Ginery Twichell].
  • Kidde, Walter (1877-1943) - President of New York, Susquehanna & Western Railway 1937-1943.
  • Kidder, John F. - President and general manager of Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 130)
  • Kiene, H. - President of Chicago, Anamosa & Northern Railway. (Pocket List 1907, p 259)
  • Kiley, John P. - President of the Milwaukee Road until 1957.
  • Killam, Frank - President of Western Counties Railroad [Nova Scotia]. (Official List 1888, p 193)
  • Kimball, Benjamin - President of California Southern Railroad __-1880 [succeeded by Thomas Nickerson].
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    Kimball, Frederick J. (1844-1903) - American civil engineer who was instrumental in the formation of the Norfolk & Western Railway; president of Norfolk & Western Railway. (Official List 1888, p 141)
  • Kimball, George L. - President of Dardanelle & Russellville Railroad. (Poor's 1887, p 53; Official List 1888, p 63)
  • Kimball, Phin - President of Arkansas & Gulf Railway. (Pocket List 1907, p 191)
  • Kimball, Ward (1914-2002) - Disney cartoonist who built the Grizzly Flats Railroad, collaborated with Walt Disney to build the Disneyland Railroad, original host of the "Tracks Ahead" television series for Milwaukee Public Television.
  • King, John - President of New York, Lake Erie & Western Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 139)
  • King, Thomas M. - President of Pittsburgh Junction Railroad; president and general manager of Sharpsville Railroad; president of Baltimore & Ohio Short Line Railroad. (Poor's 1887, p 11)
  • Kinsley, Edward W. - President of Brunswick & Western Railroad; president of Wichita & Western Railroad; president of Kingman, Pratt & Western Railroad. (Poor's 1887, pp 7 and 21; Official List 1888, pp 21 and 197)
  • Kirby, John H. - President and general manager of Burr's Ferry, Browndel & Chester Railway. (Pocket List 1907, p 229)
  • Kirkwood, James P. (1807-1877) - Designer of Starucca Viaduct.
  • Kirtley, Matthew (1813-1873) - Brother of Thomas Kirtley. Began railway career on the Stockton & Darlington Railway in 1826; fireman or Liverpool & Manchester Railway; locomotive foreman 1839-1841 and locomotive superintendent for Birmingham & Derby Junction Railway 1841-1844; chief mechanical engineer for Midland Railway 1844-1873 [succeeded by Samuel W. Johnson].
  • Kirtley, Thomas (1811-1847) - Brother of Matthew Kirtley. Began career as an engine driver for Liverpool & Manchester Railway; founded Thomas Kirtley & Co. locomotive manufacturers in 1837; returned to engine driving in 1841 when his manufacturing business failed; Locomotive superintendent of North Midland Railway 1843-1844, and London, Brighton & South Coast Railway in 1847 [preceded by John Gray; succeeded by John Chester Craven].
  • Kirtley, William (1840-1919) - Locomotive superintendent of London Chatham & Dover Railway 1874-1898.
  • Kittle, C. M. - President of Illinois Central Railroad. (NY Times; May 22, 1918)
  • Kittson, Norman (1814-1888) - Collaborated with James J. Hill, Donald Alexander Smith and George Stephen in 1879 to purchase the St. Paul & Pacific Railroad, which eventually became the oldest predecessor of Great Northern Railway.
  • Klein, John P. - President of Bridgeport & Southern Railroad. (Illinois PUC, 1915, p 1300)
  • Kline, M. S. - President of Brock Railroad. (Pocket List 1907, p 225)
  • Knibloe, E. F. - General agent for lessees for Buffalo Creek Railroad. (Pocket List 1907, p 227)
  • Knight, B. Andrews - President of Huntingdon & Broad Top Mountain Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 97)
  • Knight, C. A. - President of Chicago & Oak Park Elevated Railroad. President of Chicago, Indiana & Eastern Railway. (Pocket List 1907, pp 259 and 269)
  • Knight, Rob - Chief Financial Officer for Union Pacific Railroad.
  • Knobeloch, Adolph - President of Belleville & Mascoutah Traction Company. (Illinois PUC, 1915, p 1300)
  • Knoph, Aden - President of Evansville, Mt. Carmel & Olney Interurban Company. (Illinois PUC, 1915, p 1308)
  • Knott, Stuart R. (1859-1943) - President of Kansas City Southern Railway 1900-1905.
  • Knorr, George (1859-1911) - inventor of the Knorr brake system, the first automatic graduated braking system designed for use in European freight trains.
  • Knox, F. W. - President of Coudersport & Port Alleghany Railroad. (Poor's 1887, p 51; Official List 1888, p 62)
  • Knox, J. L. - President of Coudersport & Port Allegany Railroad. (Pocket List 1907, p 297)
  • Kobusch, F. W. - President of Chicago & Elgin Electric Railroad. (Illinois PUC, 1915, p 1302)
  • Kountze, Augustus (1826-1892) - President of Boston, Hoosac Tunnel & Western Railway; principal backer of Omaha & Northwestern Railroad; financier for Denver & South Park Railroad and Sabine & East Texas Railway; Government director for Union Pacific Railroad and played a key role in setting the locations of the UP's current Harriman Dispatch Center and shops in Omaha; director of Fitchburg Railroad __-1892. (Poor's 1887, p 17)
  • Kountze, Herman (1833-1906) - Brother of Augustus Kountze.  Prominent investor in Omaha & Northwestern Railroad, Denver & South Park Railroad, Sabine & East Texas Railway, Boston, Hoosac Tunnel & Western Railroad and the Troy & Boston Railroad.
  • Krause, Alfred A. - President of Abbotsford & Northeastern Railway. (Wisconsin Railroad Commission 1897, p 12)
  • Krebs, Robert D. - Began railroad career with the Cotton Belt in the 1960s; became the youngest Superintendent of the Pine Bluff Division in 1971 at age 29; president of Southern Pacific Company 1982-1984 [preceded by Alan Furth; succeeded by D. M. Mohan]; CEO of Santa Fe 1984-1995; shared the title of Railroader of the Year in 1996 with Gerald Grinstein (the last CEO of Burlington Northern); CEO of BNSF 1995-2002; director for RailPower Technologies 2002-2005.
  • Krenning, F. H. W. - President of White Hall Railway. (Illinois PUC, 1915, p 1275)
  • Kruckenberg, Franz Friedrich (1882-1965) - German engineer of high-speed trains including the Schienenzeppelin in 1931 and DRG's class SVT 137 in 1934.
  • Julius KruttschnittJulius Kruttschnitt at a meeting in the 1910s.
  • Kruttschnitt, Julius (1854-1925) - Chairman of the Southern Pacific Company Executive Committee 1913-1925 [preceded by Robert S. Lovett; succeeded by Henry deForest]; president of Southern Pacific Company 1918-1920 [preceded and succeeded by William Sproule].
  • Kryšpín, VojtÄ›ch - Czechoslovak locomotive builder, originator of the Kryšpín system of locomotive class naming.
  • Kummant, Alexander (born 1962) - Began railroad career with Union Pacific.  President of Amtrak 2006-2008 [preceded by David Hughes; succeded by William Crosbie (interim) and Joseph H. Boardman].
  • Kunisawa, Simbei - President of South Manchuria Railway 1917-__.
  • Kunst, A. H. - President and general manager of Clarksburg, Weston & Glenville Railroad. (Poor's 1887, p 47; Official List 1888, p 55)
  • Kurrie, H. R. - President of Chicago, Indianapolis & Louisville Railway. (Illinois PUC, 1915, p 1207)

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