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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 bridge girder, Abo Canyon, New Mexico

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's bridge girder, Abo Canyon, New Mexico
Date: Between 1905 and 1908
This photograph shows a view of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's construction crew members swinging a 100 foot girder into place, on the third span of the second railroad bridge, crossing the Abo River at Abo Canyon, New Mexico. Also visible are a tanker car, locomotive, and rail cars. Construction on the bridges, tunnels, and tracks in Abo Canyon began in 1905 and was completed in 1908.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's bridge girder, Abo Canyon, New Mexico

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's bridge girder, Abo Canyon, New Mexico
Date: Between 1905 and 1908
This photograph shows a view of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's construction crew members swinging a 100 foot girder into place on the first railroad bridge crossing at the Abo River in Abo Canyon, New Mexico. Also visible are a tanker car and locomotive. Construction on the bridges, tunnels, and tracks in Abo Canyon began in 1905 and was completed in 1908.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company bridge construction, Abo Canyon, New Mexico

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company bridge construction, Abo Canyon, New Mexico
Date: Between 1905 and 1908
This view shows a construction crew from the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company swinging the last girder into place on the sixth railroad bridge crossing at the Abo River in Abo Canyon, New Mexico. Also visible are a railroad locomotive, and railway construction equipment and supplies. Construction on the railroad bridges, tunnels, and tracks in Abo Canyon begun in 1905 and was completed in 1908.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company track plow

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company track plow
Creator: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: Between 1950 and 1959
This black and white photograph shows an Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company track plow being pulled under ties at mile marker 14 near Mykawa, Texas in the Houston District.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company work train, Abo Canyon, New Mexico

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company work train, Abo Canyon, New Mexico
Creator: Meitz, Frank
Date: April, 1959
This birds-eye view shows an Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company work train pulling a load of welded rails into position at Abo Canyon, near Scholle, New Mexico. Construction on the railway bridges, tunnels, and tracks in Abo Canyon was begun in 1905 and completed in 1908.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company work train, Abo Canyon, New Mexico

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company work train, Abo Canyon, New Mexico
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: Between 1905-1908
This birds-eye view shows the east end of Abo Canyon, near Scholle, New Mexico, of an Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company work train transporting a load of welded rail. The access road across the arroyo was used during construction.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's bridge girder, Abo Canyon, New Mexico

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's bridge girder, Abo Canyon, New Mexico
Date: Between 1905 and 1908
This photograph shows a view of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's construction crew members swinging a 100 foot girder into place, on the first railroad bridge crossing the Abo River, at Abo Canyon, New Mexico. Also visible is a tanker car. Construction on the bridges, tunnels, and tracks in Abo Canyon began in 1905 and was completed in 1908.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway wreck, Topeka, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway wreck, Topeka, Kansas
Date: October 08, 1909
These sepia colored photographs show the wreckage between two Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway steam locomotives east of north Topeka, Kansas. The accident occurred when oil train #185 collided into the construction train that was pulling six flat cars near the Kaw Valley school house about 2 miles north of the three bridge over Soldier Creek. At the time of the collision, there were approximately 60 to 70 section workers aboard the construction train. Many of the workers either escaped to safety or were severely injured, but seventeen of them were pronounced dead at the scene.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway wreck, Topeka, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway wreck, Topeka, Kansas
Date: October 08, 1909
These black and white photographs show the wreckage between two Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway locomotives east of north Topeka, Kansas. The accident occurred when oil train #185 collided into the construction train that was pulling six flat cars near the Kaw Valley school house about 2 miles north of the three bridge over Soldier Creek. At the time of the collision, there were approximately 60 to 70 section workers aboard the construction train. Many of the workers either escaped to safety or were severely injured, but seventeen of them were pronounced dead at the scene.


Construction train west of Hays, Kansas

Construction train west of Hays, Kansas
Creator: Gardner, Alexander, 1821-1882
Date: 1867
This is a photograph of a Union Pacific Railway, Eastern Division construction train located west of Hays, Kansas.


L. W. Halbe collection

L. W. Halbe collection
Creator: Halbe, L. W. (Leslie Winfield), 1893-1981
Date: 1908-1912
The L. W. (Leslie Winfield) Halbe photo collection consists of 1500 glass plate negatives produced by Halbe during his teenage years. Halbe lived in Dorrance, Russell County, Kansas, and began taking photographs of the region with an inexpensive Sears and Roebuck camera when he was fifteen years old.


Leadville silver mines and claims map

Leadville silver mines and claims map
Creator: Kansas Pacific Railway Company
Date: 1879
A map of over one hundred mining claims at Leadville, Colorado. Another small map occupies one corner and details the Kansas Pacific Railroad in Kansas and Colorado. Health and pleasure resorts are also mentioned and shown on the smaller map.


Placing a girder on a railroad bridge, Abo Canyon, New Mexico

Placing a girder on a railroad bridge, Abo Canyon, New Mexico
Creator: Moon-Keleher Studio
Date: Between 1905 and 1908
View of workmen and construction equipment putting a girder into place on an unidentified railroad bridge, presumed to have been built for the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway, in Abo Canyon, New Mexico. Also visible are railroad tanker cars and a locomotive. Construction of the AT&SF Railway bridges, tunnels, and tracks in Abo Canyon was begun in 1905 and completed in 1908.


Sugar beet factory, Garden City, Kansas

Sugar beet factory, Garden City, Kansas
Date: 1910
The photograph shows a sugar beet plant in Garden City, Finney County, Kansas, in about 1910. In front of the building there are people, horses, buggies, and wagons. The photograph also shows a train and railroad tracks in front of the sugar beet plant.


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