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AT & SF Railway pitcher

AT & SF Railway pitcher
Creator: International Silver Company
Date: between 1890 and 1920
Silver-plated pitcher made by the International Silver Company for the Dining Car Service of the Atchison, Topeka, & Santa Fe Railway Company.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway's Scout dining car

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway's Scout dining car
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: Between 1950 and 1959
A photograph showing china used on the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway's Scout dining car.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway's Super Chief dining car

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway's Super Chief dining car
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: Between 1937 and 1939
This is a photograph showing the interior of Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway's dining car Cochiti. It was built in 1937 for the Super Chief and contained exotic wood paneling on the interior.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's El Capitan

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's El Capitan
Date: 1938
This black and white photograph shows passengers enjoying their meal on the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's El Capitan. It shows the dining room with a lunch counter in the background.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's El Capitan

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's El Capitan
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: Between 1950 and 1959
This black and white photograph showing cooks preparing a meal on Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's El Capitan. Electric kitchen facilities were located on the lower level and the upper level of each dining car seated 80 customers.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's Scout

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's Scout
Date: 1937
This black and white photograph shows a passenger enjoying a low cost meal on the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's Scout.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's Scout

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's Scout
Date: 1938
This black and white photograph shows a passenger enjoying a meal on the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's Scout.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's Super Chief

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's Super Chief
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: Between 1937 and 1957
This black and white photogrpah shows E.L. Haworth ,a dining car steward for the Atchsion, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's Super Chief, serving Colorado trout to a passenger.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's commissary building, Chicago, Illinois

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's commissary building, Chicago, Illinois
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad Company
Date: Between 1945 and 1949
This photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's commissary building, at Eighteenth Street and Coach Yards, in Chicago, Illinois. In the foreground dinning cars can be seen on the loading platforms.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's dining car

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's dining car
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: 1905
An interior view of the Atchison, Topeka, & Santa Fe Railway Company's California Tourist dining car with passengers enjoying a meal.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's dining car

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's dining car
Date: 1950
This black and white photograph shows passengers enjoying a meal on the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's Centennial Lounge on the Kansas City Chief.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's dining services

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's dining services
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: Between 1950 and 1959
This photograph shows two employees from the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company examining crates filled with food before loading them into the dining cars of the Santa Fe's Super Chief.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's famous passengers

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's famous passengers
Date: Between 1950 and 1959
This black and white photograph shows actor Alan Ladd sharing a meal with possible members of his family inside an Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company dining car.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's passenger train

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's passenger train
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: Between 1955 and 1959
This black and white photograph shows a waiter serving French toast to travelers on an Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's passenger train.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company Scout

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company Scout
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: Between 1950 and 1959
This black and white photograph shows a woman eating a meal on the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's dining car the Scout.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway dining car

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway dining car
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: Between 1950 to 1959
An interior view showing people dining in the Turquoise Room on the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway's Super Chief.


Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company's Super Chief

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company's Super Chief
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: Between 1960 and 1970
An interior view of passengers dining in the Turquoise Room on the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's passenger train the Super Chief.


"City of Kansas City" plate

"City of Kansas City" plate
Creator: Sterling China Company
Date: between 1965 and 1970
This plate in the Winged Streamliner pattern was part of a complete place setting given to the Kansas Historical Society by the Union Pacific Railroad. The setting was presented in 1971 to commemorate the last run across Kansas of the streamliner "City of Kansas City." From 1968 to 1971 the "City of Kansas City" ran passenger service to Cheyenne, Wyoming. This plate was made by the Sterling China Company in East Liverpool, Ohio.


Dining car on the Santa Fe Chief

Dining car on the Santa Fe Chief
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad Company
Date: Between 1945 and 1949
People eating in the dining car on the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Chief passenger train.


El Capitan Dining Club coupon booklet

El Capitan Dining Club coupon booklet
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad Company
Date: 1959
Paper coupon booklet for the "El Capitan Dining Club." The El Capitan was a streamliner train operated by the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway between Chicago and Los Angeles. Marks on this booklet indicate it was used by a Mrs. Fred Hausner of San Diego, Cal., in 1959. Collected by Charles Goebbel, a Santa Fe employee for 46 years.


Fred Harvey Service menu

Fred Harvey Service menu
Date: between 1950 and 1955
This menu was used by the Fred Harvey Service on a Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway dining cars. The painting depicted on the cover is by E.I. Couse, a member of the Taos Society of Artists, and is included in the Santa Fe Railway collection of paintings of the Southwest.


Fred Harvey iced tea spoon

Fred Harvey iced tea spoon
Creator: Meriden Britannia Company
Date: between 1925 and 1940
This silver iced tea spoon was made by the Meriden Britannia Company. The pattern name is "Cromwell," popular with the Fred Harvey Company and many railroads. This spoon is engraved with the "Fred Harvey" name on the handle. It was given to the Museum by Joan George, who worked for Fred Harvey at both the Bisonte Harvey House in Hutchinson and the Topeka Harvey House and lunch counter.


Fred Harvey meals, Santa Fe Railway

Fred Harvey meals, Santa Fe Railway
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: July 7, 1909
This pamphlet contains information on Fred Harvey hotels and dining rooms, sample menus from the El Tovar Hotel and the California Limited, and photographs of the California Limited and ballasted railroad tracks. Also included in the pamphlet is a map showing the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway system and connections with locations of Fred Harvey hotels and dining rooms marked.


Fred Harvey serving spoon

Fred Harvey serving spoon
Creator: International Silver Company
Date: between 1915 and 1925
This silver serving spoon was made by the International Silver Company. The pattern name is "Cromwell," popular with the Fred Harvey Company and many railroads. This spoon is engraved with the "Fred Harvey" name on the handle. It was given to the Museum by Joan George, who worked for Fred Harvey at both the Bisonte Harvey House in Hutchinson and the Topeka Harvey House and lunch counter.


Fred Harvey teaspoon

Fred Harvey teaspoon
Creator: International Silver Company
Date: between 1915 and 1925
This silver teaspoon was made by the International Silver Company. The pattern name is "Cromwell," popular with the Fred Harvey Company and many railroads. This spoon is engraved with the "Fred Harvey" name on the handle. It was given to the Museum by Joan George, who worked for Fred Harvey at both the Bisonte Harvey House in Hutchinson and the Topeka Harvey House and lunch counter.


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