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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 & Santa Fe Railway's mechanical icing machine

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway's mechanical icing machine
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: Between 1955 and 1959
A photograph showing ice coming down the chute of a mechanical icing machine and into the bunker of a refrigerator car. The ice refrigerated vegetables for transportation by rail. The location of the machine is unknown.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway's mechanical icing machines, Bakersfield, California

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway's mechanical icing machines, Bakersfield, California
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: Between 1955 and 1959
A photograph showing two electronically controlled icing machines. The ice is pulled into the machines where it is crushed and delivered by a chute to the bunkers of refrigerator cars. In the background, is a second machine capable of receiving ice from either direction. Both machines completely ice refrigerator cars in 90 seconds.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway's new 800 class diesel powered Alco locomotive engine

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway's new 800 class diesel powered Alco locomotive engine
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: October 10, 1959
Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway's diesel powered Alco locomotive engine #801 pulling newly painted refrigerator cars through the desert near Frost, California.


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'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, 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: 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

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: 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, 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: 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.


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: Brent, Orville
Date: Between 1953 and 1959
This black and white photograph shows a pallet of "Snow Crop" frozen peas being loaded into an Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's MTC (mechanical temperature controlled) refrigeration car.


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

Atchison, Topeka, & Santa Fe Railway Company's refrigerator car
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: Between 1956 and 1980
This photograph shows employees' working with mechanical temperature controlled (MTC) Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company refrigerator dispatch cars. The car in the foreground is #2174. The location is probably in the ATSF Corwith yard, Chicago, IL.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's refrigerator car #10663

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's refrigerator car #10663
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: Between 1946 and 1960
This photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's refrigerator car #10663. The car was original built in 1925 and was refurbished in 1946. The letters "SFRD" stand for Santa Fe Refrigerator Department.


Atchison, Topeka, & Santa Fe Railway Company's refrigerator car, Argentine, Kansas.

Atchison, Topeka, & Santa Fe Railway Company's refrigerator car, Argentine, Kansas.
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: Between 1947 and 1968
This photograph shows a icing machine filling the end bunkers and top ices (body icing) of a Santa Fe Refrigerator Dispatch (SFRD) car 11273. The machine would crush the ice, then move on its own 3,700 foot rail to fill a number of cars. SFRD was a subsidiary of the Atchison, Topeka, & Santa Fe Railway Company.


Atchison, Topeka, & Santa Fe Railway Company's refrigerator car, Argentine, Kansas.

Atchison, Topeka, & Santa Fe Railway Company's refrigerator car, Argentine, Kansas.
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
This photograph shows the versatility of the new icing machine, demonstrated here by use of the hoist and boom arrangement, which is run by independent electric motor, to swing the heater into position over hatch for lowering into car. In cold weather this protects perishables from freezing. The cars being filled have the Santa Fe logo, SFRD, and The Route of The Super Chief All Pullman Chicago-Los Angeles Streamliner on the sides.


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

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's refrigerator car, Hutchinson, Kansas
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: April, 1941
This photograph shows an Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's new "reefer" refrigerator car ,Rr-33 class # SFRD 36584, on display at Hutchinson, Kansas.


Atchison, Topeka, & Santa Fe Railway Company's refrigerator cars, Argentine, Kansas.

Atchison, Topeka, & Santa Fe Railway Company's refrigerator cars, Argentine, Kansas.
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: Between 1947 and 1968
This photograph shows a string of refrigerator cars being filled with ice by the new icing machine operating at the Atchison, Topeka, & Santa Fe Railway Company yard, in Argentine, Kansas. This single machine fills the bunkers and top ices (Body icing) the cars. The icing machine moves on its own rail of approximately 3,700 feet of track. The refrigerated cars are labeled SFRD (Santa Fe Refrigerator Department), the ATSF Railway Company logo, and Grand Canyon Line. The numbers of the SFRD cars that are legible are 11071 and 11051. In these earliest forms of refrigerated cars, air would be blown over the ice to keep produce cool.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's rolling stock

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's rolling stock
Date: Between 1960 and 1969
This photograph shows Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's rolling stock. The top image is a fan equipped refrigerator car and the bottom image is a tanker car.


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