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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.


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.


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.


Aerial view of Ellis County, Kansas

Aerial view of Ellis County, Kansas
Creator: Kansas Department of Transportation
Date: October 01, 1951
This aerial photograph, taken by the Kansas Department of Transportation, shows U. S. Highway 40 along the town of Hays in Ellis County, Kansas.


Aerial View of Johnson County, Kansas

Aerial View of Johnson County, Kansas
Creator: Kansas Department of Transportation
Date: July 12, 1954
This aerial photograph, taken by the Kansas Department of Transportation, shows the area between 95th Street and 103rd Street in Johnson County, Kansas.


Aerial view of Thomas County & Decatur County, Kansas

Aerial view of Thomas County & Decatur County, Kansas
Creator: Kansas Department of Transportation
Date: 1949
This aerial photograph taken by the Kansas Department of Transportation shows U.S. Highway 83 and U.S Highway 383 along the Thomas County and Decatur County Line.


Aerial views of railroad tracks, Neodesha, Wilson County, Kansas

Aerial views of railroad tracks, Neodesha, Wilson County, Kansas
Date: 1964
These two aerial photographs show railroad tracks, including the St. Louis-San Francisco Railway, going through Neodesha in Wilson County, Kansas. The Standard Oil Company processing and storage facility is visible alongside the tracks.


A geographically correct map of the Kansas Pacific Railway showing the only direct route to Denver and all the popular Rocky Mountain resorts . . .

A geographically correct map of the Kansas Pacific Railway showing the only direct route to Denver and all the popular Rocky Mountain resorts . . .
Creator: Kansas Pacific Railway Company
Date: May 1877
This large brochure contains a full map on one side of Kansas, Colorado, and portions of surrounding states including the Black Hills of South Dakota. The reverse side has a myriad of information encouraging immigration to Kansas with the purchase of Kansas Pacific Railway lands; freighting between the Missouri River and Denver; $45.00 round trip tickets for tourists between Kansas City and Denver; enjoying the Switzerland of America and its many resorts; the railway line with Pullman sleepers, steel tracks and Westinghouse brakes; gold and silver mining in the San Juan and Black Hill regions; health resorts with pure air for weak lungs, sulfur springs, iron springs and hot springs; and a time table for the Kansas Pacific Railway. All of this was meant to promote travel on the Kansas Pacific Railway. NOTE: Because of the design of the brochure, pages 2 and 3 are duplicates but the right side up of the text is in the lower half of each image.


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.


Airport dedication, Manhattan, Kansas

Airport dedication, Manhattan, Kansas
Date: April 19, 1953
A photograph of the Manhattan Municipal Airport dedication at Manhattan, Kansas. Mayor Richard Dean Rogers was involved in building the airport.


Airport terminal in McPherson, Kansas

Airport terminal in McPherson, Kansas
Date: Between 1955 and 1960
This is a photograph of the airport terminal and café in McPherson, Kansas.


Airport, Wichita, Kansas

Airport, Wichita, Kansas
Date: Between 1950 and 1959
This is a photo of the exterior of the control tower at the Wichita, Kansas, airport.


A Kansas Pacific Railway map of Kansas and Colorado

A Kansas Pacific Railway map of Kansas and Colorado
Creator: Kansas Pacific Railway Company
Date: Between 1865 and 1880
This map by the Kansas Pacific Railway Company features their "Golden Belt Route" from Kansas City to the "rich silver discoveries in Colorado." It advertises the "shortest and quickest, therefore the cheapest, route to Colorado." The map includes all of the counties of Kansas and eastern Colorado and most of the cities, towns and communities.


Albert Walker Irion at the Union Pacific depot, Axtell, Kansas

Albert Walker Irion at the Union Pacific depot, Axtell, Kansas
Date: Between 1939 and 1964
Three photographs of Albert Walker Irion, depot agent at the Union Pacific depot in Axtell, Kansas. Irion served for over 25 years as the agent in Axtell, retiring on August 31, 1964. Albert's retirement notice appears in the Axtell Standard newspaper, August 1964.


Albin K. Longren's plane

Albin K. Longren's plane
Date: Between 1910 and 1920
Two photos of Albin K. Longren's plane, unidentified location. This is possibly the plane owned by Phil Billard, plane no. 2.


Album of Topeka, Kansas

Album of Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Ward Brothers, Columbus, Ohio
Date: 1888
This printed album contains engravings of public buildings and homes in Topeka, Kansas.


Allen County, Kansas, floods--1951

Allen County, Kansas, floods--1951
Date: July 1951
These numerous photographs show flooding and flood damage from the Neosho River in Allen County, Kansas. High water marks can be seen on many buildings, as well as debris and destruction left by the water. Many homes, businesses, and public buildings were affected. These photographs were part of a preliminary survey by the Flood Control Committee of the Iola Chamber of Commerce on August 10, 1951. Many of the photos have additional information on their backs.


A map showing the location of the farming and grazing lands of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad company in the fertile valley of the Arkansas River in Kansas

A map showing the location of the farming and grazing lands of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad company in the fertile valley of the Arkansas River in Kansas
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: 1892
This brochure advertises the advantages of settling in south central and western Kansas. Included are a photograph of the Beeson farm near Dodge City, Kansas, and a full width map of the Arkansas Valley in Kansas. Also included are testimonials by numerous settlers and descriptions of Rush, Finney, Ford, Pawnee, Gray and Kearney Counties.


Amelia Earhart

Amelia Earhart
Date: May 20, 1932
A photograph of Amelia Earhart taking off in a Lockheed Vega from an airport in Harbour Grace, Newfoundland, for her solo transatlantic flight.


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