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A.O. Brown to Governor John Martin

A.O. Brown to Governor John Martin
Creator: Brown, A.O.
Date: March 30, 1886
A.O. Brown, mayor of Parsons, Kansas, telegrams Kansas Governor john Martin, of Topeka, requesting immediate help from the "troops" over a labor dispute. Strikers had driven a freight train off the tracks near Parsons. In February 1885, railroad shop workers walked off the job because of a cut in pay and reduced hours of work. Governor Martin was able to negotiate a settlement to the strike but problems continued throughout Kansas, Missouri, and Texas.


ATSF operation of steam and diesel locomotives

ATSF operation of steam and diesel locomotives
Date: Between 1940 and 1950
Video clips of an ATSF engineer demonstrating the operation of steam and diesel locomotives. The video contains some captions.


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.


Albert Alonzo Robinson

Albert Alonzo Robinson
Date: 1892
This sepia colored portrait shows Albert Alonzo Robinson (1844-1918), who was the vice president and general manger of the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company from (1871 to 1893). As a civil engineer he supervised the construction of over 5,000 miles of railway for the company.


An address to the employees of the Missouri Pacific Railway Co.

An address to the employees of the Missouri Pacific Railway Co.
Creator: Hoxie, H.M.
Date: March 8, 1886
In this address, H.M. Hoxie, First Vice President of the Union Pacific Railway Co. of St. Louis, Missouri, informs the employees of events that have led up to the strike involving several railway systems throughout the country. On December 16, 1885, the United States Court took possession of the Texas and Pacific Railway making the employees of the railroad employees of the agents of the court. In March, 1886 these employees inaugurated a strike and the Knights of Labor notified superintendents of the railroads down the line that they would appoint and place their own watchmen to protect railroad property from loss and damage.


Ann Hammer, Santa Fe Courier Nurse

Ann Hammer, Santa Fe Courier Nurse
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: Between 1944 and 1955
These two black and white photographs show Santa Fe courier nurse Ann Hammer. 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 attended to the medical needs of passengers. During their cross country travels the nurses, also, assisted with certain administrative duties and errands that required attention.


Ann Hammer, Santa Fe courier nurse

Ann Hammer, Santa Fe courier nurse
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: Between 1945 and 1955
These two black and white photographs show Santa Fe courier nurse Ann Harmmer. 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 or errands that required attention.


Arthur G. Wells

Arthur G. Wells
Date: About 1920
A formal portrait of Arthur G. Wells, who was an Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway official from 1895 to 1932.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway's Chief near French, New Mexico

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway's Chief near French, New Mexico
Creator: Erb, Don
Date: Between 1960 and 1969
This is a photograph showing the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway's Chief passing the take off point for the York Canyon line near French, New Mexico. At the right of the locomotive is a straddle buggy which was used to lay rail.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway's Cyrus K. Holliday locomotive #1

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway's Cyrus K. Holliday locomotive #1
Creator: Warner Studio
Date: June 1954
This is a photograph showing Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway's Cyrus K. Holliday steam locomotive #1 in Atchison, Kansas. It was driven from the Argentine yards near Kansas City, Kansas to Atchison for the city's centennial, June 20-26, 1954. John (Jack) Flanagan, engineer, is standing at the far right.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway's advertising staff

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway's advertising staff
Date: Between 1950 and 1955
This is a photograph showing two staff members in Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway's advertising department.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway's advertising staff

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway's advertising staff
Date: Between 1950 and 1955
Here are two photographs showing Atchison, Topeka, & Santa Fe Railway's advertising staff Richard Baker (left) and Walter Duzmal. The two worked as production assistants, handled merchandising and direct-mail, and compiled data for research surveys.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway's advertising staff

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway's advertising staff
Date: Between 1950 and 1955
This is a photograph showing Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway's advertising staff for the Gulf Lines territory in Galveston, Texas. Employees in the photograph are A. L. Boyd, advertising agent (standing) and R. E. Robison, advertising assistant.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway's advertising staff

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway's advertising staff
Date: Between 1950 and 1955
This is a photograph showing Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway's advertising staff. The employees in the photograph, Richard Baker (left) and an unidentified staff member, handled merchandising, direct-mail and compiled data for research surveys.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway's clock maintainer checking a clock

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway's clock maintainer checking a clock
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: February 9, 1949
This is a photograph showing an Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway clock maintainer checking clock #29, which was running two minutes fast.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway's miniature train and the engineer Merle A. Benson

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway's miniature train and the engineer Merle A. Benson
Date: 1927-1964
Here are photographs and newspaper articles about Merle A. Benson, engineer, on Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway's miniature train. He was at the throttle of the little parade train for 37 years before retiring on December 31, 1963. Benson traveled thousands of miles to participate in parades, expositions, celebrations, and other events. The original miniature freight train, which was headed by an engine designed after the old steam locomotives, was built in 1926 at the Topeka shops. In 1927, a miniature passenger train was built as a companion. The power source for both trains was Model-T Ford motors and transmissions. In 1937, the steam locomotive design was replaced by a diesel-type jacket over the same power source. Use of the passenger train was discontinued in 1942 and it was finally scrapped in 1951. Before the passenger train was retired, it consisted of three Pullman cars, a buffet-library car and a dining car. The freight train consisted of the locomotive plus a coal car, refrigerator car, boxcar, stock car, tank car and caboose. During the off-season he would provide maintenance on the miniature trains and get them ready for the next season. Benson was born in Greeley, Kansas in 1896, and he moved to Topeka in 1923. He started to work in the Santa Fe shops as a car man helper and in 1924, he became a machinist.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway's straddle buggy pulls welded rails near French, New Mexico

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway's straddle buggy pulls welded rails near French, New Mexico
Creator: Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: Between 1960 and 1969
This is a photograph showing an Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway straddle buggy pulling the second pair of welded rails on a curve 1/2 mile from French, New Mexico, at the point where the 37.5 mile York Canyon coal line intersects the main line.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's CTC board, San Bernardino, CA

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's CTC board, San Bernardino, CA
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: Between 1945 and 1949
This photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's Centralized Traffic Control (CTC) board and operator at San Bernardino, California. Centralized Traffic Control is a system of control whereby the railroads employ a dispatcher at a central point, and the dispatcher remotely controls the signals and the routing of trains, and the engineer of a train must obey the signals. CTC bypassed the need for local operators and eliminated written (train) orders.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's Fire Department, Topeka, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's Fire Department, Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: 1937
View of men and vehicles in front of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway's Santa Fe Fire Department building in Topeka, Kansas.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's Fred Harvey House employees, Syracuse, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's Fred Harvey House employees, Syracuse, Kansas
Date: Between 1908 and 1918
This series of photographs show employees from the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's Fred Harvey House in Syracuse, Kansas. The first photograph show staff members from the kitchen. One of the employees has been identified second from the right as Dr. C.B. Grissom. The second image show dining room staff. The facility designed by Louis Curtis opened in 1908 and provided service until closing in 1936. The building was razed in 1972.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's Fred Harvey House staff, Wellington, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's Fred Harvey House staff, Wellington, Kansas
Date: 1937
This black and white photograph shows a group of employees from the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's Fred Harvey House at Wellington, Kansas.


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

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's Super Chief
Date: Between 1936 and 1948
This photograph shows Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company officials during a publicity promotion for the new passenger train the Super Chief.


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 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 photograph shows Chef Sirio slicing turkey in the kitchen of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's Super Chief's streamlined passenger train.


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 photograph shows a chef boning a loin in the kitchen of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's Super Chief streamlined passenger train.


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