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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.


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.


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 and Santa Fe passenger train crossing Cajon Creek in California

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe passenger train crossing Cajon Creek in California
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: 1930
Photograph of an ATSF passenger train crossing Cajon Creek in Cajon Pass in southern California.


Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company Chief, Fort Madison, Iowa

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company Chief, Fort Madison, Iowa
Date: Between 1950 and 1960
This photograph shows the University of Iowa Scottish Highlanders and band members departing from Fort Madison, Iowa, to the Tournament of Roses parade in Pasadena, California.


Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company Chiefs

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company Chiefs
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: Between 1930s and 1940s
This photograph shows two Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company "Chiefs" meeting about three miles east of Las Vegas, New Mexico. Locomotive numbers are #3769 and #19.


Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Cheney, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Cheney, Kansas
Date: Between 1940 and 1949
This photograph shows a passenger train leaving the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot in Cheney, Kansas. The one-story wooden structure with batten siding still stands. The depot has been refurbished and moved to the Souders Historical Museum in Cheney, Kansas.


Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Fort Madison, Iowa

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Fort Madison, Iowa
Date: Between 1950 and 1960
This photograph shows the University of Iowa's Scottish Highlanders boarding the Santa Fe Chief at the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot in Fort Madison, Iowa. The train was taking the students to the Tournament of Roses parade in Pasadena California.


Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Fort Madison, Iowa

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Fort Madison, Iowa
Date: Between 1950 and 1960
This photograph shows band members from the University of Iowa boarding a Santa Fe Chief at the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot in Fort Madison, Iowa. The train was taking members to the Tournament of Roses parade in Pasadena, California.


Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Fresno, California

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Fresno, California
Creator: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: Between 1940 and 1949
This photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot in Fresno, California with the northbound Streamlined Golden Gate visible. The building was designed by William Benson Storey, Jr. and was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1976.


Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Newton, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Newton, Kansas
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: between 1939 and 1945
This photographs shows sailors at the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot at Newton, Kansas. The Santa Fe California Limited is visible in the photograph.


Atchison Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, San Diego, California

Atchison Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, San Diego, California
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: 1950
This photograph shows the San Diegan passenger train arriving from Los Angeles at the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot in San Diego, California.


Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Valley Falls, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Valley Falls, Kansas
Date: Between 1900 and 1919
These four photographs show people in front of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot in Valley Falls, Kansas. The one-story wooden structure with batten siding is no longer standing.


Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Valley Falls, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Valley Falls, Kansas
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: Between January 1869 and December 1910
This photograph shows a view of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot in Valley Falls, Kansas. There are groups of passengers, a freight wagon with milk cans, and railroad passenger cars visible.


Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Valley Falls, Kansas

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot, Valley Falls, Kansas
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: Between 1900 and 1910
This photograph shows a group of women at the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company depot at Valley Falls, Kansas. The passenger cars and a milk wagon are visible in the background.


Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company Lounge Car

Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company Lounge Car
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: Unknown
This photograph shows Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company lounge car, San Bartolo #1363. The date of the photograph and the location are not known.


Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company's California Limited

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company's California Limited
Date: Between 1920 and 1939
This photograph shows passengers standing on the rear platforms of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company's "California Limited" in Los Angeles, California. These passenger trains were introduced on November 27, 1892. For a number of years they traveled from Chicago, Illinois to Los Angeles, California until service was stopped on June 15, 1954.


Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company's California Limited, Cajon Pass, California

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company's California Limited, Cajon Pass, California
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: 1930
This photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company's California Limited at Cajon Pass, California. Train No 4 is eastbound and is rounding the curve. The train is powered by a steam locomotive. Cajon Pass was in the 1st District Los Angeles Division.


Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company's California Limited, Canyon Diablo bridge, Arizona

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company's California Limited, Canyon Diablo bridge, Arizona
Date: September 11, 1947
This photograph shows the distal left side view of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company's eastbound locomotive the "California Limited" crossing the new Canyon Diablo bridge in Arizona.


Atchison Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company's California limited No 4

Atchison Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company's California limited No 4
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: 1929
This photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company's eastbound California limited at Alray, California, 1st District, Los Angeles Division, in Cajon Pass. Steam engine 3710 is pulling a number of passenger cards.


Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company's Casa Del Desierto, Barstow, California

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company's Casa Del Desierto, Barstow, California
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: Between 1920 and 1929
This photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company's passenger train, the California Limited, in front of Fred Harvey's Casa del Desierto in Barstow, California.


Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company's Chief, Richmond, California

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company's Chief, Richmond, California
Creator: Bradley, R. Collins
Date: April 11, 1955
This photograph shows the westbound San Francisco "Chief" at the Richmond depot in California. Introduced on November 14, 1926 by the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company, the streamline passenger train provided cross country service from Chicago, Illinois, to Los Angeles, California, until it ended operations on May 15, 1968.


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