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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.


Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad time table number 28

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad time table number 28
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: April 20, 1873
This timetable was for the exclusive use of the employees of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad and included the eastern, Arkansas Valley and Wichita divisions.


Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad Timetables

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad Timetables
Date: May 7, 1876
Two timetables for the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad between Kansas City and Denver, Pueblo, Colorado Springs, Canon City and all points in Colorado. Includes a map of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad line from "the river to the Rockies".


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad time table no. 12

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad time table no. 12
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad Company
Date: 1877
This time schedule or time table shows the west bound and east bound times for the Atchison Division, Kansas City Division and Cottonwood Valley Division of the ATSF rail way.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad time table no.3

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad time table no.3
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: September 23, 1869
This time table is in two parts. The first part is the schedule for trains numbers 1 and 3 (west bound) and trains numbers 2 and 4 (east bound) between North Topeka and Burlingame, Kansas, showing arrival and departure times. The second part of the schedule is the rules for running trains.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company time tables

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company time tables
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad Company
Date: March 15, 1923
This brochure published by the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company provides time tables for the passenger trains that daily depart along the west coast lines to the east cost lines. On the backside of the brochure, a time table is printed for the Grand Canyon line that runs to the National Park in Arizona.


Beautiful Oklahoma and the Santa Fe Route

Beautiful Oklahoma and the Santa Fe Route
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: 1891
A brochure promoting immigration to Oklahoma and the Indian territories using the Santa Fe route. Information about various cities, mineral resources, the Homestead Law, and the raising of cotton are included. Detailed maps of Oklahoma and the southwestern United States are also included.


California excursions via the Santa Fe Railway route

California excursions via the Santa Fe Railway route
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: June 1892
This brochure advertises travel between St. Louis/Chicago and Los Angeles/San Francisco via the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad. Included is a description and picture of the Pullman tourist sleepers, the dining cars and dining rooms, the weekly schedule from various locations and ticket rates. The brochure also has a map of the southwestern United States and northern Mexico showing the route of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad and its various connections.


Colorado train service via Rock Island Lines, Summer 1912

Colorado train service via Rock Island Lines, Summer 1912
Creator: Rock Island Railroad Company
Date: 1912
This brochure advertises the services of four trains of the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad. Two of the trains are from Chicago and Omaha and the other two are from St. Louis and Kansas City. The trains from Chicago and Omaha are the "Rocky Mountain Limited" and the "Colorado and California Express" The two trains from St. Louis and Kansas City are the "Colorado-Pacific Coast Express" and the "Colorado Flyer." The daily schedules for each train are included. Such features as electric lighted cars; a buffet-library-observation car with barber, valet and Victrola recitals; and telegraphic bulletins.


Compliments of the Great Rock Island Route

Compliments of the Great Rock Island Route
Creator: Rock Island Railroad Company
Date: 1890
This is a Rock Island Railroad promotional advertisement in the form of a monthly calendar detailing the various major routes of the line. The first image shows a photographic transparency of the poster taken in the 1960s when the poster was still in good condition. The second image shows a recent scan of the original poster and the resulting deterioration over the last forty years.


Free! Take a correct county map of Kansas Pacific Railway, Kansas and Colorado

Free! Take a correct county map of Kansas Pacific Railway, Kansas and Colorado
Creator: Kansas Pacific Railway Company
Date: 1878
This eight column brochure advertises the advantages and benefits of visiting and/or settling in Colorado or Kansas. For Colorado, it is the size (larger than all of New England); the resorts (grand scenery); the climate (the climate and mineral springs are a medicine which is wrought with complete cures); the parks (one of the most wonderful features of the world); the mineral resources (gold and silver); and the fact that the health and pleasure resorts all can be reached by railroad (the Kansas Pacific Railway). For Kansas, it is the growing population, the agriculture, and the availability of land. In 1878 Kansas became the number one producer of wheat in the United States and over 45 per cent of that was produced and then shipped on Kansas Pacific Railway lands. The reverse side of the brochure is a map of the Kansas Pacific Railway routes from Kansas City and Leavenworth to the west, including Kit Carson, La Junta. Denver, Trinidad, Del Norte, and Greeley in Colorado and Cheyenne, Wyoming.


Free! Take the excellent Kansas Pacific new map of Colorado and Kansas : read new time tables, by which you save many hours' time . . .

Free! Take the excellent Kansas Pacific new map of Colorado and Kansas : read new time tables, by which you save many hours' time . . .
Creator: Kansas Pacific Railway Company
Date: 1878
This brochure advertises the Kansas Pacific Railway's "Golden Belt Route" by a map of their lines from Kansas City and Leavenworth to Kit Carson, La Junta, Denver, Trinidad, Greeley in Colorado, and Cheyenne, Wyoming. The map shows all of the counties of Kansas and its principal cities as of 1878. In Colorado it shows principal cities throughout the state and the major peaks and passes of the Rocky Mountains. The reverse side of the brochure advertises the Kansas Pacific Railway routes and facilities in Colorado and Kansas. It has an engraving of the Kansas Pacific Railway's Union Depot in Kansas City, Missouri along with time tables for the various routes of the Kansas Pacific and some of the local connecting railroads. For Colorado, the mineral and agricultural resources, medicinal properties of its mineral waters are promoted. For Kansas the agricultural land available for settling is promoted, as well as many tourist opportunities for both states.


From the river to the mountains via the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe R. R.

From the river to the mountains via the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe R. R.
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: May 7, 1876
This table concerns the new direct route from Kansas City and Atchison to various destinations in Colorado. The route was known as the "Great Southern Route through Kansas." This early time table demonstrates the Santa Fe Railroad's promotion of Colorado as a tourist destination and recreation area for outdoor enthusiasts. The table specifically promotes the Arkansas [River] Canyon.


Great Rock Island route.  Solid vestibule trains

Great Rock Island route. Solid vestibule trains
Creator: Rock Island Railroad Company
Date: 1890
Rock Island Railroad promotional advertisement in the form of a monthly calendar detailing the line route between Chicago and Kansas City, Council Bluffs, Colorado Springs, Denver and Pueblo.


Kansas City, Lawrence and Southern Kansas Railroad

Kansas City, Lawrence and Southern Kansas Railroad
Creator: Kansas City, Lawrence & Southern Railroad
Date: 1883
Map and timetable of the Kansas City, Lawrence and Southern Kansas Railroad line from Kansas City to Harper, Kansas. The route included branches to Lawrence, Burlington, Coffeyville, and Hunnewell. The company advertised itself as "passing through the great wheat belts of the Neosho and Arkansas Valleys to the grazing and cattle fields of south-western Kansas and Indian Territory." The company encouraged settlement along 150 miles of the Oklahoma border with descriptions of the soil and climate for those emigrating to southern Kansas.


Kansas City, Lawrence and Southern Railroad

Kansas City, Lawrence and Southern Railroad
Creator: Kansas City, Lawrence & Southern Railroad
Date: 1880
Map and timetable of the Kansas City, Lawrence and Southern Railroad lines in Kansas and neighboring states. The company advertised itself as the shortest and fastest route from Kansas City to Winfield and Wellington. The company also sold acres of farmland in the Neosho Valley.


Kansas Pacific Railway : the only route to the Black Hills gold mines or the San Juan silver mines via Denver

Kansas Pacific Railway : the only route to the Black Hills gold mines or the San Juan silver mines via Denver
Creator: Kansas Pacific Railway Company
Date: February 1877
This Kansas Pacific Railway brochure promotes travel to the San Juan Mines of Colorado and the Black Hills gold mines. One side contains a map of the Kansas Pacific Railway lines and a time table from Kansas City to points west, ending at Denver, Cheyenne and Trinidad. The reverse side contains information related to tourism in the area, gold and silver mining, freighting and land settlement.


Kansas, take a correct county map of Kansas Pacific Railway : Kansas, Colorado, a map which shows the new Leadville mines . . .

Kansas, take a correct county map of Kansas Pacific Railway : Kansas, Colorado, a map which shows the new Leadville mines . . .
Creator: Kansas Pacific Railway Company
Date: July 1879
This brochure emphasizes the mining districts of Leadville and Ten-mile, but the brochure also encourages travel between Kansas and Colorado for reasons of health, scenery and immigration. There are three illustrations on one side and a full scale map on the reverse. The main illustration is of the Kansas Pacific Railway Depot in Kansas City while the map is of Kansas and Colorado with the Kansas Pacific Line clearly marked. There are timetables and a table of grain prices included.


Lightning!! Look at the time! - Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe R.R.

Lightning!! Look at the time! - Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe R.R.
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: Between 1890 and 1910
This poster advertises a "Lightning Express Train" leaving Kansas City at 11:30 a.m. daily and arriving at Pueblo, Colorado at 3 p.m. the next day; then on to Denver, arriving at 8:30 p.m. that day. It claims to be the only direct route to the San Jaun mines. It is also called, "The Tourists' Route", because it passes through the "Great Arkansas Valley."


Map of the Atlantic Pacific and Missouri Pacific Railroad and their principal connections

Map of the Atlantic Pacific and Missouri Pacific Railroad and their principal connections
Creator: Woodward Tiernan & Hale Printers & Engravers, St. Louis
Date: Between 1870 and 1880
The map shows the connections of the Atlantic Pacific and Missouri Pacific Railroad from the west to the east coast. A condensed time table of Missouri Pacific trains leaving Union Depot in Kansas City is provided, along with promotional information about the Missouri Pacific via Kansas City and St. Louis line.


Map of the Atlantic & Pacific and Missouri Pacific Railroads

Map of the Atlantic & Pacific and Missouri Pacific Railroads
Creator: Missouri Pacific Railroad Company
Date: September 24, 1876
This advertisement for the Missouri Pacific Railroad features condensed time tables of the Kansas City, Leavenworth and Atchison stations with the ending destination being St.Louis. Each time table shows connecting lines from other railroads. The back side of the ad is a map of the United States with all of the 48 states and portions of Canada and Mexico. The map shows the routes of the Atlantic Pacific and Missouri Pacific railroads and their principal connections with other railroads.


Missouri, Kansas & Texas Railway and its Connections

Missouri, Kansas & Texas Railway and its Connections
Creator: Rand McNally and Company
Date: Between 1874 and 1884
This map provides data for the total number of miles covered in the main line between Hannibal, Missouri, and Denison, Texas, the Neosho Divison, and the Osage Division. Additional information is included about proposed lines in Texas, Kansas, and Arkansas. There is some promotional material about passenger rates, description of route, emigrant information, and a condensed timetable.


Only one night, Chicago to Denver, Colorado summer service on the Colorado Flyer

Only one night, Chicago to Denver, Colorado summer service on the Colorado Flyer
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: May 31, 1905
This advertisement promotes the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe trains that ran between Chicago and Denver, eastbound and westbound. In addition to schedules for the Colorado Flyer, the equipment, i.e. types of cars; services, e.g., Pullman cars, reclining chairs, dining cars, Harvey meal services, and tourist cars are listed. Other Colorado trains are listed, as well as additional services and connections to California.


Remember when you go to St. Louis

Remember when you go to St. Louis
Creator: Missouri Pacific Railway Company
Date: 1880s or 1890s ?
Missouri Pacific Railroad promotional advertisement encouraging travel on its line between St. Joseph and St. Louis, MO, and other points in between.


Southern Kansas Railway Company

Southern Kansas Railway Company
Creator: Southern Kansas Railway Company
Date: 1886
Map and timetable of the Southern Kansas Railway, previously known as the Kansas City, Lawrence and Southern Kansas Railroad. The railway was "the most direct route to all points in Southern Kansas and the Indian Territory" and encouraged settlement along the Oklahoma border.


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