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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.


1888 Missouri Pacific railway system map

1888 Missouri Pacific railway system map
Creator: Rand McNally & Co., Engravers, Chicago
Date: 1888
This 1888 map illustrates the following rail lines: Mo.Pac, St. L., I, MT'N & S'N, MO., Kan. & Tex, Cent, BR. Un. Pac, INT & GT, and North'N, Texas & Pacific.


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.


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.


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.


60th Field Artillery Brigade, Camp Whitside, Fort Riley, Kansas

60th Field Artillery Brigade, Camp Whitside, Fort Riley, Kansas
Creator: Holt, O. W.
Date: 1931
This is a panoramic photograph of the facilities for the 60th Field Artillery Brigade, Camp Whitside, Fort Riley, Kansas. It shows barracks, tents, and other structures. There are some vehicles in the image and there is a train in the background. The view also has some of the countryside surrounding the camp. Some sources show the name as Camp Whiteside.


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.


Abbot and Bass, St. Quentin?, France

Abbot and Bass, St. Quentin?, France
Creator: Hughes, James Clark, 1888-1964
Date: 1919
Captain Hughes took this picture of two military men, Abbot and Bass, standing on a train platform in St. Quentin, France. They were all part of the Army of Occupation in 1919. James C. Hughes, as part of the 35th Division, left Fort Sill, Oklahoma, and traveled to Hoboken, New Jersey, where he boarded the troop ship "Ceramic" on May 18, 1918. Hughes arrived in Liverpool, England, on June 1, 1918 and then landed at Le Havre, France, on June 9, 1918. Hughes fought in the battles of St. Michael and the Meuse-Argonne. He was at Verdun on Armistice Day, November 11, 1918. He took no photos of the actual fighting. He did take many photographs after the war as part of the Army of Occupation until he left France on July 18, 1919. A full biography of James Clark Hughes is available at the link below to Kansapedia.


A.B. Campbell to Governor John Martin

A.B. Campbell to Governor John Martin
Creator: Campbell, A. B.
Date: April 4, 1886
The Kansas adjutant general at Parsons sends a telegram to Governor John Martin of Topeka asking the governor for permission to furnish the mayor of Parsons with one hundred guns to preserve peace in the city. A strike of railroad workers on the Missouri Pacific Railroad at Parsons led company and city officials to ask the governor to arm citizens and for call out the militia.


A.B. Campbell to Governor John Martin

A.B. Campbell to Governor John Martin
Creator: Campbell, A. B.
Date: April 9, 1886
Adjutant General Colonel A. B. Campbell of Parsons, Kansas, writes Kansas Governor John Martin of Topeka. He informs the governor that citizens are putting together a force of fifty special police to respond to striking railroad workers. Railroad employees at Parsons were striking and the governor granted permission to provide citizens with arms to keep the peace.


Abelard Guthrie to Hiram Hill

Abelard Guthrie to Hiram Hill
Creator: Guthrie, Abelard
Date: January 18, 1859
Abelard Guthrie wrote from Quindaro, Kansas Territory, to Hiram Hill in Massachusetts. Guthrie reported that there had been "considerable progress" in Quindaro lately: a railroad was being constructed, telegraph wires were hung, and a factory and foundry had been established. Guthrie told Hill that if Hill would forget the Kansas Avenue grading disagreement and repay him his debt, Guthrie would travel to Washington to obtain a railroad grant.


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.


A carload of cucumbers

A carload of cucumbers
Creator: Elite Post Card Company
Date: Between 1905 and 1915
This is a fictitious or exaggerated postcard showing a Missouri, Kansas & Texas Railroad car loaded with gigantic cucumbers.


A. C. Davis & Co. grain elevator, Kansas

A. C. Davis & Co. grain elevator, Kansas
Date: Between 1900 and 1915
A view of men and horse-drawn wagons in line at the A. C. Davis grain elevator in, possibly, Pratt or Almena, Kansas. A steam locomotive is visible in the background.


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.


Advertising Token from the Plowboy Site, 14SH372

Advertising Token from the Plowboy Site, 14SH372
Date: 1933-1934 CE
This advertising token was collected from the Plowboy site in Shawnee County and donated to the Kansas Historical Society in 2017. The Plowboy site was home to the Kansa, the Potawatomi, and Euro-Americans. At various times, the site contained a farm, a trading post, and a post office with nearby military trails, Mormon routes, a railroad and the California-Oregon trail. One side of the token depicts a Union Pacific train with the words: UNION PACIFIC LUCKY PIECE. The reverse depicts the Alcoa logo with the words: A SAMPLE OF THE ALUMINUM IN THE NEW UNION PACIFIC TRAIN BUILT BY PULLMAN CAR & MFG. CORP. ALCOA ALUMINUM CO. OF AMERICA GREENDUCK CHI.


"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 photographs of Leavenworth County, Kansas

Aerial photographs of Leavenworth County, Kansas
Date: August 05, 1963
These five aerial photographs show the Union Pacific Railroad line in Leavenworth, Kansas, as well as parts of Leavenworth and the Missouri River.


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