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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
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.


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.


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 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.


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.


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.


American Falls, Snake River Idaho

American Falls, Snake River Idaho
Creator: Palenske, Louis F., 1858-1943
Date: 1930-1935
This panorama of the American Falls on the Snake River in Idaho notes the "present look" of the falls in the early 1930s. On the reverse in rubber stamp reads, "Photo by L. Palenske, Alma, Kansas. Large Santa Fe Trail, Oregon Trail, Old Mining Camps, Rocky Mountain Views, For Sale. Write for Information." Funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


Anthony & Northern railroad bridge, Arkansas River

Anthony & Northern railroad bridge, Arkansas River
Date: June 16, 1916
This photograph represents the Anthony & Northern railroad bridge over the Arkansas River in Kinsley, Kansas.


Art Work on Eastern Kansas

Art Work on Eastern Kansas
Creator: Western Photogravure Company
Date: 1900
This pictorial book gives a brief overview of eastern Kansas. This is part ten of twelve. Views of the Melan Arch Bridge in Topeka, Plymouth Congregational Church in Lawrence, Independence High School, and the Missouri, Kansas & Texas Railroad depot in Parsons are some of the featured photographs.


Assistant superintendent for the St. Louis, Lawrence and Western Railroad appointed

Assistant superintendent for the St. Louis, Lawrence and Western Railroad appointed
Creator: St. Louis, Lawrence and Western Railroad
Date: August 21, 1875
This is a general order from E. C. Devereux of the St. Louis, Lawrence and Western Railroad announcing the appointment of W. H. Bancroft as the Assistant Superintendent.


Atchion, Topeka & Santa Fe flat car unloading welded rail

Atchion, Topeka & Santa Fe flat car unloading welded rail
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: May 1974
A 1974 photograph of an AT&SF special flat bed car unloading welded rail (CWR).


Atchison, Santa Fe Railway Company's Fred Harvey building, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Atchison, Santa Fe Railway Company's Fred Harvey building, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Creator: Kemp, Edward
Date: May 27, 1937
This photograph shows Native American woman selling their pottery in front of the Fred Harvey Indian building in Albuquerque, New Mexico.


Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe and Chicago, Rock Island, Pacific depot, Atchison, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe and Chicago, Rock Island, Pacific depot, Atchison, Kansas
Creator: Killam, H.
Date: March 15, 1958
This photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe and Chicago, Rock Island Pacific freight depot in Atchison, Kansas. The two-story limestone building was part of the Eastern Lines, Eastern Division, Atchison District at milepost 0.5 and also part of the MO Kansas Division, Sub Division 30-A at milepost 519.4. The depot still stands and serves as the Atchison County Museum/Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center. The structure was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2001.


Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Chief in San Bernardino, California

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Chief in San Bernardino, California
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: 1948
A photograph of The Chief in San Bernardino, California. Also visible is a water column and baggage cart.


Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe depot Tecumseh, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe depot Tecumseh, Kansas
Date: 1900-1930
This cyanotype postcard shows the Atchison, Topeka, & Santa Fe Railway Company depot in Tecumseh, Kansas. The one-story wooden structure no longer stands.


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