Mike Haverty

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Michael R. Haverty
Born (1944-06-11) June 11, 1944 (age 70)
Occupation railroad executive

Michael R. Haverty (born June 11, 1944), aka Mike Haverty, is the seventeenth CEO of the Kansas City Southern Railway (KCS). Prior to working for KCS, he had been an executive for the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway. At Santa Fe, he had been responsible for the return of the famous red-and-silver "warbonnet" paint scheme in 1989; at KCS, he was similarly responsible for the revival of the passenger-era red-and-black "Southern Belle" paint scheme, applied to the business train, new ES44ACs and SD70ACes, and now a class of covered hoppers (2007).

In 2001 he was named Railroader of the Year by the leading North American railroad industry publication Railway Age Magazine.[1] In 2014, the Freight House Bridge was renamed the "Michael R. Haverty Freight House Bridge" in his honor.[2]

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  1. ^ Vantuono, William C. (January 2001). "Mike Haverty, Railroader of the Year". Railway Age. Archived from the original on 2004-12-12. Retrieved 2005-03-25. 
  2. ^ "Michael Haverty Honored". Union Station Kansas City. January 21, 2014. Retrieved 2014-10-16. 
Preceded by
W. John Swartz
President of Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway
1989 – 1995
BNSF merger
Preceded by
George W. Edwards
President of Kansas City Southern Railway
1995 – present
Preceded by
The Railroad Worker
Railroader of the Year
Succeeded by
E. Hunter Harrison