The Colorado & Southern Railway was chartered in Colorado on 19 Dec 1898 to assume control of the Union Pacific, Denver and Gulf Railway?, a formerly Union Pacific-controlled? company that had been in protective receivership as a result of UP?'s bankruptcy on 13 Oct 1893.
In 1899, the CB&Q purchased the C&S, but it continued to operate it as a separate company.
The Fort Worth & Denver Railway? (along with its corporate predecessor, the Fort Worth and Denver City Railway) controlled the portion of the C&S system from Texline, TX, to Fort Worth. The FW&D, while an independent company, had been under the control of the C&S since 1899. The two companies remained separate legal entities until their final merger into the Burlington Northern system in 1981.
1 George C. Werner, "COLORADO AND SOUTHERN RAILWAY," Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/eqc14), accessed November 23, 2011. ⇑