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A Kansas Pacific Railway map of Kansas and Colorado

A Kansas Pacific Railway map of Kansas and Colorado
Creator: Kansas Pacific Railway Company
Date: Between 1865 and 1880
This map by the Kansas Pacific Railway Company features their "Golden Belt Route" from Kansas City to the "rich silver discoveries in Colorado." It advertises the "shortest and quickest, therefore the cheapest, route to Colorado." The map includes all of the counties of Kansas and eastern Colorado and most of the cities, towns and communities.


A geographically correct map of the Kansas Pacific Railway showing the only direct route to Denver and all the popular Rocky Mountain resorts . . .

A geographically correct map of the Kansas Pacific Railway showing the only direct route to Denver and all the popular Rocky Mountain resorts . . .
Creator: Kansas Pacific Railway Company
Date: May 1877
This large brochure contains a full map on one side of Kansas, Colorado, and portions of surrounding states including the Black Hills of South Dakota. The reverse side has a myriad of information encouraging immigration to Kansas with the purchase of Kansas Pacific Railway lands; freighting between the Missouri River and Denver; $45.00 round trip tickets for tourists between Kansas City and Denver; enjoying the Switzerland of America and its many resorts; the railway line with Pullman sleepers, steel tracks and Westinghouse brakes; gold and silver mining in the San Juan and Black Hill regions; health resorts with pure air for weak lungs, sulfur springs, iron springs and hot springs; and a time table for the Kansas Pacific Railway. All of this was meant to promote travel on the Kansas Pacific Railway. NOTE: Because of the design of the brochure, pages 2 and 3 are duplicates but the right side up of the text is in the lower half of each image.


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.


Alfred Mossman Landon

Alfred Mossman Landon
Date: 1936
Photo of Alfred M. Landon speaking from the back of a train during his Presidential campaign.


Amtrak Southwest Chief passenger train, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Amtrak Southwest Chief passenger train, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Creator: Martin, William Lloyd
Date: April 18, 2009
A photograph of Amtrak Southwest Chief passenger train at the Albuquerque, New Mexico depot.


Arizona interests via the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad

Arizona interests via the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: 1882
This brochure encourages travel and immigration to Arizona via the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe railroad. Arizona's history, its various mines, crops, cities, livestock and lumber are detailed. There is a large map of Arizona as well as one of the United States and Mexico showing the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad routes.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway's 'Super Chief' traveling near Lamy, New Mexico

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway's 'Super Chief' traveling near Lamy, New Mexico
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: 1960
This photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway's 'Super Chief' passenger train traveling through Apache Canyon near Lamy, New Mexico.


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 El Capitan passenger train

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway's El Capitan passenger train
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: 1965
A view of passengers boarding the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway's El Capitan train from a covered platform at the Union Passenger Terminal in Los Angeles, California.


Atchison, Topeka &  Santa Fe Railway's Golden Gate, Oakland, California

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway's Golden Gate, Oakland, California
Date: Between 1950 and 1959
A black and white photograph of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway's passenger train the "Golden Gate" near Oakland, California.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway's Golden Gate diner car

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway's Golden Gate diner car
Date: Between 1950 and 1959
An interior view of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway's "Golden Gate" diner car.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway's Grand Canyon passenger train

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway's Grand Canyon passenger train
Creator: Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: Between 1950 and 1959
This is a photograph of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway's Grand Canyon passenger train. Also visible in the photograph is a semaphore.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway's San Francisco Chief near Glen Frazier, California

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway's San Francisco Chief near Glen Frazier, California
Creator: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: Between 1650 and 1959
This is a photograph of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway's San Francisco Chief crossing the Muir trestle near Glen Frazier, California. The engine is pulling hi-level chair cars and full length dome cars. Also visible in the photograph is a semaphore along the tracks.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway's Super Chief passenger train

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway's Super Chief passenger train
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: 1951
A photograph showing the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway's Super Chief passenger train rounding a curve at Dick Wooton's Ranch.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway's Super Chief passenger train

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway's Super Chief passenger train
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: Between 1950 and 1959
This is a photograph of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway's Super Chief passenger train. Also, visible in the photograph is a semaphore.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway's Super Chief passenger train

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway's Super Chief passenger train
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: 1951
A photograph showing the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway's Super Chief passenger train traveling west past the Dick Wooton Ranch with Fisher's Peak in the background, Colorado.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway's Super Chief passenger train

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway's Super Chief passenger train
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: 1951
This photograph showsthe Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway's Super Chief passenger train traveling near Flagstaff, Arizona.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway's Super Chief passenger train

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway's Super Chief passenger train
Creator: Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: Between 1950 and 1959
This is a photograph of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway's Super Chief passenger train pulled by diesel locomotive #21. Visible in the photograph is a semaphore.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway's diesel locomotive

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway's diesel locomotive
Creator: Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: Between 1950 and 1959
This is a photograph showing an Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway diesel locomotive passing two semaphores.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway's engine 21 pulling a passenger train

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway's engine 21 pulling a passenger train
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: 1960
A photograph showing Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway's engine 21 pulling a passenger train near a fouling circuit. Visible in the photograph is an upper quandrant semaphore signal.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's "Chicagoan"

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's "Chicagoan"
Date: 1938
This black and white photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's observation car the "Chicagoan" at an unidentified location. The passenger train ran from Chicago, Illinois to Wichita, Kansas.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's Chief', Needles, California

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's Chief', Needles, California
Creator: Erb, Don
Date: Between 1948 and 1968
This black and white photograph shows the eastbound Santa Fe "Chief" no. 20 crossing the Topak bridge over the Colorado River near Needles, California. It was introduced on November 14, 1926, by the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company. The streamlined passenger train provided cross country service from Chicago, Illinois to Los Angeles, California. It ended operations on May 15, 1968.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's Chief, Cajon Pass, California

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's Chief, Cajon Pass, California
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: Between 1940s and 1950s
This photograph shows the round-ended observation car and drum head of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's passenger train, the "Chief", as it moves through the Cajon Pass in California.


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 Chief, Shoemaker Canyon, New Mexico

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's Chief, Shoemaker Canyon, New Mexico
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: October 28, 1949
This black and white photograph shows a rear view of an Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's stainless steel observation car with 'The Chief' drum head. This train was an all Pullman streamliner, which ran from Los Angeles, California, to Chicago, Illinois. The photograph was taken in Shoemaker Canyon, New Mexico.


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