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$1,000,000 beet sugar factory in Garden City, Kansas

$1,000,000 beet sugar factory in Garden City, Kansas
Creator: Steele, F. M. (Francis Marion), 1866-1936
Date: Between 1900 and 1910
This is a photograph of the United States Sugar and Land Company sugar beet factory. In front of the factory is an Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe train advertising The Great Western Land Co. The train is pulled by locomotive No. 2170.


100 ton covered centerflow hopper car

100 ton covered centerflow hopper car
Date: July, 1963
Side view of an Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway's 100 ton covered centerflow hopper car (ATSF #302042).


100 ton covered hopper car

100 ton covered hopper car
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: August, 1962
Side view of an Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway's 100 ton hopper car (ATSF #301338) as delivered in grey paint. The car was a 2,900 cubic foot covered hopper.


100 ton covered hopper car

100 ton covered hopper car
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: August, 1962
A three-quarter view of an Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway's 100 ton hopper car (ATSF #301355) as delivered in grey paint. The car was a 2,900 cubic foot covered hopper.


50'  boxcar

50' boxcar
Date: February, 1961
View of an Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway's 50' boxcar (SFRB #5642) painted "Indian Red" with black sidesill, ends, and roof.


50' boxcar

50' boxcar
Date: 1961
View of an Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway's 50' boxcar (ATSF #13840) with black sill and ends, and "SL" in the upper corner. The car was placarded with a "Dangerous" notice on the near end.


60' boxcar

60' boxcar
Date: August, 1968
A three-quarter view of an Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway's 60' boxcar (ATSF #620435) with black underframe, roof, and ends.


88' TOFC flat car with upper bridge plates

88' TOFC flat car with upper bridge plates
Date: January, 1961
A three quarter view of an Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway's 88' TOFC channel sill car (ATSF #90121). Upper bridge plates had been added, and it was equipped for circus loading and unloading. Also visible are parked cars, utility poles and power lines, and unidentified rail cars and buildings in the background.


89' autoparts car

89' autoparts car
Date: June, 1964
A three quarter view of an Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway's 89' autoparts car (ATSF #36878).


90 ton hopper car

90 ton hopper car
Date: September, 1961
A three-quarter view of an Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway's 90 ton hopper car (ATSF #77952). These cars were built in 1961, with longitudinal dump doors that were operated by air pressure to open or close within twelve seconds.


90 ton hopper car with longitudinal dump doors

90 ton hopper car with longitudinal dump doors
Date: August, 1961
View of an Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway's 90 ton hopper car (ATSF #77902) with longitudinal dump doors.The doors are operated by air pressure, and can be opened or closed within twelve seconds.


Abo Canyon, New Mexico

Abo Canyon, New Mexico
Date: Between 1902 and 1907
A view showing the east end of Abo Canyon, New Mexico, prior to railroad construction. This photograph shows the tunnel cut before blasting. Construction of the Atchison,Topeka & Santa Fe Railway bridges, tunnels, and tracks in Abo Canyon began in 1905 and the project was completed in 1908.


ACF boxcar with dual plug door

ACF boxcar with dual plug door
Date: March, 1971
View of an Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway's ACF pressed-panel boxcar (ATSF #47381) with dual plug doors and "Indian Red" paint.


Adella Remus, Santa Fe Courier Nurse

Adella Remus, Santa Fe Courier Nurse
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: Between 1944 and 1955
This black and white photograph shows Santa Fe courier nurse Adella Remus. The Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company assigned registered nurses, known as couriers, to their passenger trains from the 1930s to the 1960s to attend to the medical needs of passengers. During their cross country travels the nurses, also, assisted with certain administrative duties and errands that required attention.


"A" end view of MTC car

"A" end view of MTC car
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: 1969
View of the "A" end of an Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway's MTC (mechanical temperature controlled) refrigerator car (ATSF #55440).


Aerial views of Topeka and Shawnee County, Kansas

Aerial views of Topeka and Shawnee County, Kansas
Creator: Kansas Dept. of Transporation
Date: February 27, 1957
A series of aerial photographs showing areas adjacent to the Kansas River, prior to the construction of I-70 Interstate, and east of downtown Topeka. Recognizable sites include: Highway 75; Lower Silver Lake Road; Kansas River; Topeka Water Department treatment plant; Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad tracks and bridge; Ward-Mead home; Topeka Avenue bridge; Kansas Avenue bridge; business buildings north of Fourth Street; Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway shops, track and bridge; and East Topeka and Oakland residential areas.


Aerial views of Topeka and Shawnee County, Kansas

Aerial views of Topeka and Shawnee County, Kansas
Creator: Kansas Department of Transporation
Date: February 27, 1957
A series of aerial photographs showing areas adjacent to the Kansas River, prior to the construction of I-70 Interstate, and east of downtown Topeka. Recognizable sites include: the Kansas River; Topeka Water Department treatment plant; Union Pacific Railroad tracks and bridge; Topeka State Hospital grounds; Ward-Mead home; Topeka Avenue bridge; Kansas Avenue bridge; business buildings north of Fourth Street; Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway shops, tracks and bridge; and Auburndale, Potwin, East Topeka and Oakland residential areas.


A. E. Touzolin portriat

A. E. Touzolin portriat
Date: Between 1883 and 1885
This is a portrait of A. E. Touzolin an official of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway.


A glimpse of the Southwest;  New Mexico, the Santa Fe Route

A glimpse of the Southwest; New Mexico, the Santa Fe Route
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: 1884
This brochure advertises the "Fertile Rio Grande Valley" of New Mexico. Rich in gold, silver, copper, lead, iron and coal along with forests, farms, orchards, vineyards, meadows and flocks and herds. The brochure describes the history of territory and the State of New Mexico; describes the land; tells of the natural resources that are being mined; and, of the agricultural crops being raised. The climate, the towns and educational opportunities are described. Two maps show the route of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Rail Road System in the United States and Mexico; and, the whole State of New Mexico.


A handbook of useful information for immigrants and settlers

A handbook of useful information for immigrants and settlers
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: 1880-1889
Published by the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad, this pamphlet encouraged agricultural settlement on railroad lands in Kansas by glorifying the state's natural resources including water, soil, mineral deposits and plant life. Printed by the Kansas Farmer in Topeka, Kansas.


Airplane fuselage loaded on a Kansas City Southern Railroad flatcar

Airplane fuselage loaded on a Kansas City Southern Railroad flatcar
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: Between 1950 and 1959
This is a photograph showing an airplane fuselage loaded on Kansas City Southern Railroad's flatcar #523.


Albe Burge Whiting

Albe Burge Whiting
Creator: Leonard, J. H.
Date: Between 1900 and 1919
This cabinet card shows Albe Burge Whiting, (1835-1928). Whiting a native of Johnson, Vermont migrated to the Kansas territory in 1856 and settled near Fort Riley. He founded the town of Milford and was instrumental in operating a saw mill, general store, and flour mill before moving, in 1877, to Topeka, Kansas. In the capital city, Whiting engaged in a number of business ventures from a partnership in a drug store to owning and operating a paint and glass business. His company also held the contract to supply the windows for the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company building at Ninth and Jackson Streets in Topeka. Whiting's success in business gave him the means to give back to the community. In 1907, Whiting and his wife Kate purchased 160 acres of land which established the Mt. Hope Cemetery in Topeka as a 1,000 year endowment trust for Washburn University, the Topeka Y.W.C.A. and the Topeka Y. M. C. A. In addition to the endowment, Whiting served fifty-one years as a Washburn trustee and was a member of the executive committee. To honor his years of service to the college, in June of 1930, the field house at Washburn was named the Whiting Field House. The dedication came two years after the building's completion in December of 1928 and the passing of Albe Burge Whiting.


Albe Burge Whiting

Albe Burge Whiting
Date: Between 1890 and 1900
This cabinet card shows Albe Burge Whiting,(1835-1928). Whiting a native of Johnson, Vermont migrated to the Kansas territory, in 1856, and settled near Fort Riley. He founded the town of Milford and was instrumental in operating a saw mill, general store, and flour mill before moving, in 1877, to Topeka, Kansas. In the capital city, Whiting engaged in a number of business ventures from a partnership in a drug store to owning and operating a paint and glass business. His company also held the contract to supply the windows for the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company building at Ninth and Jackson Streets in Topeka. Whiting's success in business gave him the means to give back to the community. In 1907, Whiting and his wife Kate purchased 160 acres of land which established the Mt. Hope Cemetery in Topeka, as a 1,000 year endowment trust for Washburn University, and the Topeka Y.W.C.A. and Y. M. C. A. In addition to the endowment, Whiting served fifty-one years as a Washburn trustee and was a member of the executive committee. To honor his years of service to the college, the field house at Washburn was named the Whiting Field House in June of 1930. The dedication came two years after the building's completion in December of 1928 and the passing of Albe Burge Whiting.


Albert Alonzo Robinson

Albert Alonzo Robinson
Date: 1892
This sepia colored portrait shows Albert Alonzo Robinson (1844-1918), who was the vice president and general manger of the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company from (1871 to 1893). As a civil engineer he supervised the construction of over 5,000 miles of railway for the company.


Aldace Freeman Walker

Aldace Freeman Walker
Date: 1895
A portrait of Aldace Freeman Walker (1842-1901), the thirteenth president of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway from 1894-1895 and chairman of the board.


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