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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.


AT&SF standard ballast sections

AT&SF standard ballast sections
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: April 1910
These drawings show the standard ballast sections used by the Atchison, Topeka & Sant Fe Railway Company.


AT&SF station map, tracks & structures, Ottawa, KS,

AT&SF station map, tracks & structures, Ottawa, KS,
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: Between 1884 & 1931
This set of maps represent the railroad grounds of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad Company in Ottawa, Kansas.


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.


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.


Aerial views of Topeka and Shawnee County, Kansas

Aerial views of Topeka and Shawnee County, Kansas
Creator: Kansas Department of Transporation
Date: February 27, 1957
A series of aerial photographs showing areas adjacent to the Kansas River, prior to the construction of I-70 Interstate, and east of downtown Topeka. Recognizable sites include: the Kansas River; Topeka Water Department treatment plant; Union Pacific Railroad tracks and bridge; Topeka State Hospital grounds; Ward-Mead home; Topeka Avenue bridge; Kansas Avenue bridge; business buildings north of Fourth Street; Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway shops, tracks and bridge; and Auburndale, Potwin, East Topeka and Oakland residential areas.


Aerial views of Topeka and Shawnee County, Kansas

Aerial views of Topeka and Shawnee County, Kansas
Creator: Kansas Dept. of Transporation
Date: February 27, 1957
A series of aerial photographs showing areas adjacent to the Kansas River, prior to the construction of I-70 Interstate, and east of downtown Topeka. Recognizable sites include: Highway 75; Lower Silver Lake Road; Kansas River; Topeka Water Department treatment plant; Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad tracks and bridge; Ward-Mead home; Topeka Avenue bridge; Kansas Avenue bridge; business buildings north of Fourth Street; Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway shops, track and bridge; and East Topeka and Oakland residential areas.


Aerial views of Topeka and Shawnee County, Kansas

Aerial views of Topeka and Shawnee County, Kansas
Creator: Kansas Department of Transporation
Date: November 30, 1956
A series of aerial photographs showing construction of I-70 Interstate west of Gage Boulevard. Also, the areas east of Gage Boulevard to MacVicar Avenue, where I-70 was eventually built. Recognizable sites include: West Hills residential area; Kansas River; Topeka Water Department treatment plant; sand and concrete company; and Union Pacific Railroad tracks.


Aerial views of railroad tracks, Neodesha, Wilson County, Kansas

Aerial views of railroad tracks, Neodesha, Wilson County, Kansas
Date: 1964
These two aerial photographs show railroad tracks, including the St. Louis-San Francisco Railway, going through Neodesha in Wilson County, Kansas. The Standard Oil Company processing and storage facility is visible alongside the tracks.


A glimpse of the Southwest;  New Mexico, the Santa Fe Route

A glimpse of the Southwest; New Mexico, the Santa Fe Route
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: 1884
This brochure advertises the "Fertile Rio Grande Valley" of New Mexico. Rich in gold, silver, copper, lead, iron and coal along with forests, farms, orchards, vineyards, meadows and flocks and herds. The brochure describes the history of territory and the State of New Mexico; describes the land; tells of the natural resources that are being mined; and, of the agricultural crops being raised. The climate, the towns and educational opportunities are described. Two maps show the route of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Rail Road System in the United States and Mexico; and, the whole State of New Mexico.


Albert Andreson's map of Township 11 South, Range 9 West, Lincoln County

Albert Andreson's map of Township 11 South, Range 9 West, Lincoln County
Creator: Andreson, Albert H., 1897-1957
Date: Between 1907 and 1914
A map drawn by Albert Andreson of Vesper, Kansas, showing creeks, railroads, school districts and a drawing of the "proposed Salina Tipton Northern Railroad" of Grant Township, Township 11 South, Range 9 West in Lincoln County. A legend has been provided on the back of the map. This is one of several maps drawn by school children for a contest organized by Judge J. C. Ruppenthal of Russell, Kansas. The maps were to meet a "requirement of presenting historical data, together with excellence and accuracy of drawing."


Allen County, Kansas, floods--1951

Allen County, Kansas, floods--1951
Date: July 1951
These numerous photographs show flooding and flood damage from the Neosho River in Allen County, Kansas. High water marks can be seen on many buildings, as well as debris and destruction left by the water. Many homes, businesses, and public buildings were affected. These photographs were part of a preliminary survey by the Flood Control Committee of the Iola Chamber of Commerce on August 10, 1951. Many of the photos have additional information on their backs.


Atchison, Kansas

Atchison, Kansas
Date: Between 1880 and 1900
This black and white photograph shows a view of the rail yard beneath the lower Sixth street viaduct on the east side of Atchison, Kansas. Also visible are freight cars (including Missouri Pacific, Texas & Pacific, Kansas City, Fort Scott, & Memphis railway cars), and the business, church, and residence buildings of eastern Atchison.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe "MEN AT WORK" sign

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe "MEN AT WORK" sign
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: February 1985
A slide of an ATSF track that has been "blue flagged" as out of service. The sign says MEN AT WORK. Supposedly, this flag/sign could only be removed by the employee who placed it there.


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 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 Chief, Chicago, Illinois

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's Chief, Chicago, Illinois
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: Between 1948 and 1968
This black and white photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's passenger train the" Chief" at Dearborn Station in Chicago, Illinois. Introduced on November 14, 1926 the streamline passenger train provided cross country service from Chicago, Illinois to Los Angeles, California until it ended operations on May 15, 1968.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's Texas Chief, Chicago, Illinois

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's Texas Chief, Chicago, Illinois
Date: Between 1940s and 1950s
This hand colored photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's passenger train the " Texas Chief" departing from Dearborn Station in Chicago, Illinois.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's ballast cleaner

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's ballast cleaner
Creator: Erb, Don
Date: Between 1950 and 1959
This black and white photograph shows an Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's ballast cleaner possibly near Mykawa, Texas which is part of the Houston District. The ballast is cleaning by moving and crushing rock along the rail line.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's hump yard, Pueblo, Colorado

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's hump yard, Pueblo, Colorado
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: 1950s or 1960s
This black and white photograph shows a view of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's hump yard at Pueblo, Colorado. The classification yard had a capacity of 430 cars, the receiving yard a capacity of 495 cars and the departure yard handled 380 cars.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's hump yard, Pueblo, Colorado

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's hump yard, Pueblo, Colorado
Creator: Meitz, Frank
Date: Between 1950s and 1960s
This black and white photograph shows a general view of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's hump yard at Pueblo, Colorado. The facility was designed to speed the movement of freight in and out of the Rocky Mountain area. The classification yard had a capacity of 430 cars, the receiving yard a capacity of 495 cars and the departure yard handled 380 cars.


Atchison, Topeka &  Santa Fe Railway Company's resurfacing, Barstow, California

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's resurfacing, Barstow, California
Creator: Bradley, R. Collins
Date: Between 1950s and 1960s
This black and white photograph shows a track crew from the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company resurfacing a rail line, using a Matisa Automatic Power Tamper and a Matisa Automatic Jack Carrier, near Barstow, California.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's resurfacing, Barstow California

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's resurfacing, Barstow California
Creator: Bradley, R. Collins
Date: Between 1950s and 1960s
This black and white photograph shows a track crew from the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company resurfacing a rail line using a Matisa Automatic Power Tamper, near Barstow, California.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's resurfacing, Barstow, California

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's resurfacing, Barstow, California
Creator: Bradley, R. Collins
Date: Between 1950s and 1960s
This black and white photograph shows employees from the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company using a track jack to raise a rail line and bring it to proper cross level on a resurfacing project near Barstow, California.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's steam locomotive #3770.

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's steam locomotive #3770.
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: Between 1937 and 1945
This black and white photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's steam powered locomotive, engine #3770. The 3736 Class, Northern type 4-8-4 was purchased from the Baldwin Locomotive Works of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1937. The boiler pressure was 300 pounds, drivers 80", and the tractive effort was 66,000 pounds.


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