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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.


"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).


A mechanical refrigerator car and locomotive

A mechanical refrigerator car and locomotive
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
This black and white photograph shows a shot of a mechanical reefer # SFRD 3154 (refrigerator car) and a zebra striped GP-7, # 711.


Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe eastbound and westbound trains, Corva, Arizona

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe eastbound and westbound trains, Corva, Arizona
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: Between 1960 and 1970
This slide shows a Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company eastbound and westbound refrigeration cars near Corva, Arizona.


Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe employee assisting in switching refrigerator cars in the Corwith yards, Chicago, Illinois

Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe employee assisting in switching refrigerator cars in the Corwith yards, Chicago, Illinois
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: November 1957
This AT&SF employee is helping switch mechanical temperature controlled (MTC) refrigerator cars in the Corwith yard in Chicago, IL. The photo has a date stamp of November, 1957. The number on the car is Rr-56.


Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company employees, Topeka, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company employees, Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: 1960
This photograph shows two Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company employees installing polyurethane bonded panels in a new mechanical temperature controlled car at the shops in Topeka, Kansas. The reduced insulation thickness increased the cubic capacity by 25%.


Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company freight cars

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company freight cars
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: Between 1950 and 1970
This slide shows Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company freight cars, such as a trailer on a flat car, a shock control car, and mechanical refrigeration car.


Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company shop employees, Topeka, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company shop employees, Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: 1950s
This photograph shows Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company shop employees installing insulation in a mechanical reefer refrigerator car at Topeka, Kansas.


Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company freight train, Kingman, Arizona

Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company freight train, Kingman, Arizona
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: 1965
This colored slide shows an Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's eastbound manifest train pulling refrigerator cars as it enters Crozier Canyon, Arizona near Kingman, Arizona.


Atchison, Topeka, & Santa Fe Railway Company refrigerator car

Atchison, Topeka, & Santa Fe Railway Company refrigerator car
Creator: Bradley, R Collins
Date: Between 1950 to 1959
The black and white photograph shows a brakeman giving a highball to the engineer. The car was part of the Santa Fe Refrigerator Dispatch, a subsidiary of the Atchison, Topeka, & Santa Fe Railway Company. The door of the car is labeled MTC and the side of the cars promoted the Super Chief route. The photograph was taken by R. Collins Bradley.


Atchison, Topeka, & Santa Fe Railway Company Refrigerator Car, Corwith yard, Chicago, Illinois.

Atchison, Topeka, & Santa Fe Railway Company Refrigerator Car, Corwith yard, Chicago, Illinois.
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: Between 1956 and 1980
This photograph shows an Atchison, Topeka, & Santa Fe Railway Company employee switching a mechanical temperature controlled (MTC) refrigerator car, numbered SFRD 2174. The location is probably in the Corwith yard in Chicago, Illinois. A zebra striped switcher locomotive is in the background.


Atchison, Topeka, & Santa Fe Railway Company refrigerator cars, San Bernardino, CA

Atchison, Topeka, & Santa Fe Railway Company refrigerator cars, San Bernardino, CA
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: Between 1947 and 1968
This photograph shows the self propelled icing machine for refrigerated cars is at the Atchison, Topeka, & Santa Fe Railway Company yard, in San Bernardino, CA. Notice the blocks of ice being loaded into the machine via conveyor belt. The machine can grind 6 tons of ice in 90 seconds and pour it into the bunker of a refrigerated car (also called a Reefer). These cars were used to ship California citrus products across the U.S. The cars being filled are labeled SFRD (Santa Fe Refrigerator Department). The number of the car in the foreground is 15101.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's DF box car

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's DF box car
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: March, 1967
View of an Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway's "Indian Red" 50' DF box car (SFRB #6209) with a yellow "insulated" door, and the logo "Ship and Travel Santa Fe all the way."


Atchison, Topeka, & Santa Fe Railway Company Self Propelled Icing Machine

Atchison, Topeka, & Santa Fe Railway Company Self Propelled Icing Machine
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: 1947-1968
This black and white photograph shows a self-propelled icing machine servicing mechanical refrigerator cars # SFRD 11112 and 11113 in San Bernardino, California.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company shop employees, Topeka, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company shop employees, Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: 1950's
This black and white photograph shows a group of Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company employees conducting final inspections on mechanical reefer ,refrigerator cars, at Topeka, Kansas.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's ice machine, Bakersfield, California

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's ice machine, Bakersfield, California
Creator: Bradley, R. Collins
Date: Between 1940 and 1950
This black and white photograph shows a view of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's icing machine at Bakersfield, California. The ice was pulled into the machine, where it was crushed and delivered by chute to bunkers of refrigerator cars.


Atchison, Topeka, & Santa Fe Railway Company's icing machine, Argentine, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka, & Santa Fe Railway Company's icing machine, Argentine, Kansas
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: June 4, 1953
The label on the back of this photograph contains the following description: "The mechanical icing machines of the Santa Fe at work on a potato train in the Argentine yards, Kansas City. One car can be iced in approximately 30 second by these mechanical marvels, thus helping to speed the valuable produce eastward to market." The cars in the photograph contain the Santa Fe logo, SFRD (Santa Fe Refrigerator Dispatch, a subsidiary of Atchison, Topeka, & Santa Fe Railway Company, and Grand Canyon Line. The photograph was taken in the Argentine yards by Frank E. Meitz.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's mechanical icing machine

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's mechanical icing machine
Creator: Erb, Don
Date: Between 1950 and 1959
This black and white photograph shows an Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's mechanical icing machine, loading blocks of ice to be crushed and delivered by chute into the refrigerator cars, at the Hobart Yards in Los Angeles, California.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's mechanical icing machine

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's mechanical icing machine
Creator: Erb, Don
Date: Between 1950 and 1959
This black and white photograph shows an Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's mechanical icing machine, at a unidentified location, loading blocks of ice to be crushed and delivered by chute into refrigerator cars.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's mechanical icing machine

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's mechanical icing machine
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: Between 1950 and 1959
This black and white photograph shows an Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company worker loading blocks of ice into a mechanical icing machine at the Hobart Yards in Los Angeles, California. Once the ice is loaded into the machine, it is crushed and delivered by chute into the refrigerator cars.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's mechanical icing machine

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's mechanical icing machine
Creator: Erb, Don
Date: Between 1950 and 1959
This black and white photograph shows ice being blown from a mechanical icing machine into a Atchison, Topeka & and Santa Fe Railway Company's refrigerator car at a unidentified location.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's  mechanical icing machine, Argentine, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's mechanical icing machine, Argentine, Kansas
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: Between 1955 and 1959
A photograph showing ice being blown into a car through a large hose using an electrically driven centrifugal impeller. The ice refrigerated leaf vegetables, which were transported by rail. This machine located at the Argentine, Kansas yards, is the only one on the system that handles both body and bunker icing.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's mechanical refrigerator car

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's mechanical refrigerator car
Date: July 1971
This slide shows an Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company mechanical refrigerator car.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's refrigeration car

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's refrigeration car
Creator: Brent, Orville
Date: Between 1953 and 1959
This black and white photograph shows an Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's MTC (mechanical temperature controlled) refrigeration car at an unidentified location.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's refrigeration car

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's refrigeration car
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: Nov 1953
A view of an Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway refrigeration car MTC (mechanical temperature controlled), SFRD 3175.


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