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This black and white photograph shows an unidentified Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's circus loading facility. The term "circus loading" is used to describe an older method of moving trailers on to flatcars, (TOFC), whereby a truck backs the trailer up to a ramp placed at one end of a cut of cars. The process requires bridge plates at each end of all cars to enable the trailer and tractor to pass from car to car.

Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: Between 1950 and 1959

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Item Number: 227104
Call Number: ATSF Series 3, #PB.19-19
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 227104

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