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AT & SF Railway lantern

AT & SF Railway lantern
Creator: R.E. Dietz Company
Date: between 1912 and 1940
The Dietz Acme Inspector Lamp was the most popular railroad lantern marketed for inspecting wheel bearings, journals, etc. The Acme was also the last square tube Hot Blast lantern produced by Dietz, with production ending prior to 1960.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's locomotive #3460

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's locomotive #3460
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: Between 1937 and 1940
This black and white photograph shows a workman oiling the new Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's streamlined locomotive #3460 (Blue Goose). The 4-6-4 "Hudson" type steam locomotive was built in 1937 by the Baldwin Locomotive Works for service between La Junta, Colorado and Chicago, Illinois.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's steam locomotive #355

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's steam locomotive #355
Creator: Steele, F. M. (Francis Marion), 1866-1936
Date: Between 1895 and 1912
This black and white photograph shows an unidentified men standing next to the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's locomotive #355. Also visible is tank car #99581 and caboose #285.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's steam locomotive #592

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's steam locomotive #592
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: 1889
This black and white photographs show the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's steam locomotive #592 at Thatcher, Colorado. The train consisted of mail, express, baggage, smoker, day coach, tourist sleeper, and San Francisco, Los Angeles, and El Paso Pullman cars. It left Albuquerque, New Mexico, at 1:40 AM and arrived in La Junta, Colorado, at 5:45 PM, for a running time of about 16 hours.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's steam locomotive #891

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's steam locomotive #891
Date: 1923
This sepia colored photograph shows a group of men gathered in front of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's steam locomotive #891 in Hurley, New Mexico. The group of men can also be seen in Kansas Memory item 220839.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's switch engine #2373

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's switch engine #2373
Date: Between 1900 and 1909
This sepia colored photograph shows a group of men and two children standing beside the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's switch engine #2373 in the rail yards at Guthrie, Oklahoma.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's train crew, Burlingame, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's train crew, Burlingame, Kansas
Date: 1940
This photograph shows a train crew standing in front of a Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's steam locomotive in Burlingame, Kansas. "Roy Pardee" and "Josh Jones" has been written on the back.


Atchison, Topeka, & Santa Fe Railway Company's train crew, Hurley, New Mexico

Atchison, Topeka, & Santa Fe Railway Company's train crew, Hurley, New Mexico
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: 1923
This black and white photograph shows a train crew standing in front of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's steam locomotive #891 in Hurley, New Mexico. The group of men can also be seen in Kansas Memory item number 227725.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company employee

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company employee
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: Between 1945 and 1955
This black and white photograph shows an employee from the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company filling the sand dome of locomotive 3437. A diesel locomotive is visible on a nearby track.


Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe welder and his helper

Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe welder and his helper
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: October 1974
This colored slide shows two railroad employees, a welder and his helper working in Corwith, Illinois.


Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company's steam locomotive #3000

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company's steam locomotive #3000
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: Between 1911 and 1915
This photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company's steam locomotive 3000 with a Jacobs-Shupert non-explosive fire box. The locomotive was built in the Topeka, Kansas, shops in 1911 and was the largest steam engine in the world, 121 feet and 6 inches long.


Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company's steam locomotive #5

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company's steam locomotive #5
Date: between 1880 and 1890
This set of photographs show the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company's steam locomotive No. 5, also known as "Thomas Sherlock", and pay car, at the depot in Topeka, Kansas. Dan Finn, engineer; Andy Smith, fireman; and Jas. Moore, paymaster are standing next to train.


Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company's steam locomotive #504

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company's steam locomotive #504
Creator: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: July 22, 1887
This photograph shows William Beller and William Rain standing beside the Atchison Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company's steam locomotive #504, a Rhode Island type, in Wichita, Kansas. The gentleman standing at the back of the cab, Frank Galletly, later became an engineer on the Kansas City, Mexico and Orient Railway and was killed while on duty.


Charles F. Morse to Governor George T. Anthony

Charles F. Morse to Governor George T. Anthony
Creator: Morse, Charles F. (Charles Fessenden), 1839-1926
Date: May 21, 1878
Charles Fessenden Morse, general superintendent of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Rail Road Company (AT&SF) of Topeka, Kansas, writes to Governor George Tobey Anthony, also of Topeka, concerning a strike of railroad employees occurring in the company's Eastern Division. The report describes the activities of the striking engineers and firemen and Morse's response during a five day period from April 3 through April 8, 1878. Organized strikes occurred on several AT&SF lines in Kansas east of Newton. Morse primarily discusses the actions of striking workers at Emporia and Topeka. The report further discusses the inadequate response by local law enforcement and the eventual use of the State Militia to restore law and order. This strike followed the Great Railroad Strike of 1877 which began in West Virginia but spread quickly across the country.


Full Crew Bill - Railroads

Full Crew Bill - Railroads
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1915-1919: Capper)
Date: 1915
This file includes correspondence relating to a meeting of the Winfield Commercial Club to discuss the Full Crew Bill. The Full Crew Bill required the freight train or light locomotive engine to be operated with a full crew of persons. This is like the Safe Freight Act of 2017, H.R.233. This is part of a bigger collection of Governor Arthur Capper correspondence.


G. B. Lake

G. B. Lake
Date: Between 1880 and 1899
A portrait of G. B. Lake, who was a locating engineer with the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway.


Harry D. Stewart oiling a locomotive wheel

Harry D. Stewart oiling a locomotive wheel
Date: Between 1935 and 1945
A photograph of Harry D. Stewart oiling a wheel on the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Railroad locomotive #5. The location is unknown.


Kansas City, Fort Scott & Memphis Railroad steam locomotive #36

Kansas City, Fort Scott & Memphis Railroad steam locomotive #36
Date: Between 1890 and 1900
A photograph of Kansas City, Fort Scott, & Memphis Railroad's locomotive #36, possibly taken at Quality Hill, Kansas City, Missouri. The engineer was Richard M. Reighley.


Lewis Kingman

Lewis Kingman
Date: Between 1885 and 1899
A portrait of Lewis Kingman, who was locating engineer for the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway.


Missouri- Kansas-Texas Railroad steam locomotive

Missouri- Kansas-Texas Railroad steam locomotive
Date: Between 1889 and 1890
This black and white photograph shows the Missouri- Kansas -Texas Railroad steam locomotive #75 at Hannibal, Missouri.


Rock Island Railroad crew members in Selden, Kansas

Rock Island Railroad crew members in Selden, Kansas
Date: Between 1900 and 1915
This photograph shows Rock Island section crew workers in Selden, Kansas. Also visible is a storage shed and a wheeled pump cart used for traveling down the rails.


Santa Fe demonstration train

Santa Fe demonstration train
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: 1911
This item shows a photograph of an Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway demonstration train. The train includes a new and old steam locomotive and a number of passenger, exhibit, and box cars. Comparison tables below the photograph show the relative weights, relative capacities, and relative costs of the old and new equipment. The names and years of service of the oldest conductor and oldest engineer are listed.


Steam-powered locomotive engine, Guthrie, Oklahoma

Steam-powered locomotive engine, Guthrie, Oklahoma
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: 1908
A three quarter view of men standing before an Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway's steam powered locomotive switch engine (ATSF #2369) in the rail yard at Guthrie, Oklahoma.


W.W. Fagan to Governor John Martin

W.W. Fagan to Governor John Martin
Creator: Fagan, W.W.
Date: March 9, 1885
In this telegram, W.W. Fagan, superintendent for the Missouri Pacific Railroad at Atchison, Kansas, asks Kansas Governor John Martin of Topeka for militia support. Missouri Pacific Railway workers had been on strike since February 1885. Organized by the Knights of Labor, the dispute started in October 1884 when workers received a 10% pay reduction causing them to be the lowest paid workers in the tri-state area.


Wm. B. Strong steam engine No. 2 pulling a tender car

Wm. B. Strong steam engine No. 2 pulling a tender car
Date: Between 1881 and 1885
The Wm. B. Strong steam engine No. 2 built by the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway in 1881. The engine was renumbered No. 82 in 1898 and No. 174 in 1900.


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