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This photograph shows several flatcars from the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company used for "Circus" loading. The term describes 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 loading process requires bridge plates to be at each end of all cars to enable the trailer and tractor to pass from car to car.

Date: Between 1955 and 1959

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Item Number: 303163
Call Number: ATSF Series 3, PB-22.22
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 303163

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