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Alexander Majors

Alexander Majors
Date: Between 1856 and 1859
Photo of Alexander Majors, who was involved in the freighting business and formed a partnership with William H. Russell. They established headquarters in Leavenworth, Kansas, where they transported supplies to Forts Laramie and Kearny. Later, William B. Waddell joined their firm and it became Russell, Majors and Waddell. They were known as the largest freight contractors for the government in the West.


Andrew J. Mead to John A. Halderman

Andrew J. Mead to John A. Halderman
Creator: Mead, Andrew J.
Date: March 14, 1859
In a letter marked "Confidential" and dated March 14, 1859, Andrew J. Mead of Manhattan, Kansas Territory, writes to enlist John Halderman's help to get Russell, Majors, and Waddell to use a new Blue River ferry at Manhattan, called Johnstons ferry, when they begin hauling freight over the "Great Central Route via Smoky Hill" to the gold mines. Mead is "deeply interested" in this ferry and wishes to negotiate a contract with the freighters for its use.


Arrival of the Caravan at Santa Fe

Arrival of the Caravan at Santa Fe
Date: Between 1844 and 1845
This illustration from Josiah Gregg's Commerce on the Prairies depicts a caravan of Americans arriving in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The Santa Fe Trail, opened in 1821 by William Bucknell, served as a freight route and passed through Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Colorado, and New Mexico.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's Super C train

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's Super C train
Creator: Brent, Orville
Date: Between January 16, 1968 and January 17, 1968
This black and white photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's Super C train at Corwith Yards. The high speed intermodal freight train ran from Chicago, Illinois, to Los Angeles, California, from 1968 to 1976, and was considered the "World's Fastest Train". A number of Santa Fe tractor/trailers are loaded on flatcars.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's circus loading

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's circus loading
Date: Between 1955 and 1959
This photograph shows a trailer from the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company being prepared for a "circus loading". The term is used to describe an older method of moving trailers on to flatcars, (TOFC), whereby a truck backs the trailer up to a ramp placed at one end of a cut of cars. The loading process requires bridge plates at each end of all cars to enable the trailer and tractor to pass from car to car.


Atchison, Topeka, & Santa Fe Railway Company's circus loading

Atchison, Topeka, & Santa Fe Railway Company's circus loading
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: Between 1950 and 1985
This photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka, & Santa Fe Railway Company intermodal transportation services. The description for this photograph called this type of loading of trailers "circus loading." It is a term used to describe an older method of loading highway trailers on flatcars (TOFC), whereby a tractor backs the trailer up to a ramp placed at one end of a cut of cars. Circus loading requires bridge plates at each end of all cars to enable the trailer and tractor to pass from car to car.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's piggy-back facilities, Clovis, New Mexico

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's piggy-back facilities, Clovis, New Mexico
Creator: Bradley, R.C.
Date: Between 1950 and 1959
This black and white photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's piggy-back facilities at Clovis, New Mexico. In the railroad industry the trailer travels on flat cars (TOFC) commonly referred to as a piggy-back service. With this intermodal form of transportation, between the railroad and trucking services, freight can be delivered in half the time.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's piggy-back trailer

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's piggy-back trailer
Date: Between 1950s and 1960s
This photograph shows a Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's truck trailer at an unidentified location. In the railroad industry the trailers travel on flat cars, (TOFC), commonly referred to as a piggy-back service. With this intermodal form of transportation, between the railroad and trucking services, freight can be delivered in half the time.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's piggy-back trailer

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's piggy-back trailer
Creator: Erb, Don
Date: Between 1950 and 1959
This black and white photograph shows a Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company piggy-back trailer at the Port of Stockton warehouses in California. In the railroad industry the trailer travels on flat cars, (TOFC), commonly referred to as a piggy-back service. With this intermodal form of transportation, between the railroad and trucking services, freight can be delivered in half the time.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's piggy-back trailer

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's piggy-back trailer
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: Between 1950 and 1959
This black and white photograph shows a view of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's refrigerated trailer. It was part of the piggy-back services offered by the railroad.


Atchison, Topeka, & Santa Fe Railway Company's piggy-back trailer

Atchison, Topeka, & Santa Fe Railway Company's piggy-back trailer
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: Between 1950 and 1985
This photograph shows a side view of an Atchison, Topeka, & Santa Fe Railway Company piggy-back truck trailer, Z20009.


Atchison, Topeka, & Santa Fe Railway Company's piggy-back trailer

Atchison, Topeka, & Santa Fe Railway Company's piggy-back trailer
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: Between 1950 and 1975
This refrigerated truck trailer, F 40189 R, is part of Atchison, Topeka, & Santa Fe Railway Company piggy-back service. Other phrases for this form of transportation are intermodal, or trailer on flat car (TOFC).


Atchison, Topeka, & Santa Fe Railway Company's piggy-back trailer

Atchison, Topeka, & Santa Fe Railway Company's piggy-back trailer
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: Between 1950 and 1985
This photograph shows an example of a Atchison, Topeka, & Santa Fe Railway Company truck trailer logo, the four feather herald. It has the traditional logo with four feather like portions that contain the words truck rail service, highway, piggy-back, and container. It is part of the ATSF Railway Company intermodal services.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's piggy-back trailer

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's piggy-back trailer
Date: Between 1954 and 1959
This photograph shows an Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's piggy-back trailer. In the railroad industry the trailer travels on flat cars, (TOFC), commonly referred to as a piggy-back service. This intermodal form of transportation, between the railroad and trucking services, allows for freight to be delivered in half the time.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's piggy-back trailer

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's piggy-back trailer
Date: Between 1955 and 1959
This photograph shows a Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's piggy-back trailer at an unidentified location. In the railroad industry the trailer travels on flat cars, (TOFC), commonly referred to as a piggy-back service. This intermodal form of transpiration, between the railroad and trucking services allows for freight to be delivered in half the time.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's piggy-back trailer

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's piggy-back trailer
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 piggy-back trailer. In the railroad industry the trailer travels on flat cars ,(TOFC), commonly referred to as a piggy-back service. With this intermodal form of transportation, between the railroad and trucking services, freight can be delivered in half the time.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's piggy-back trailer

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's piggy-back trailer
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: Between 1950s and 1960s
This black and white photograph shows an Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company piggy-back trailer. In the railroad industry the trailer travels on flat cars ,(TOFC), commonly referred to as a piggy-back service. With this intermodal form of transportation, between the railroad and trucking services, freight can be delivered in half the time.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's piggy-back trailer

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's piggy-back trailer
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 piggy-back trailer. In the railroad industry the trailer travels on flat cars ,(TOFC), commonly referred to as a piggy-back service. With this intermodal form of transportation, between the railroad and trucking services, freight can be delivered in half the time.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's piggy-back trailer

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's piggy-back trailer
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: 1955
This black and white photograph shows employees from the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company securing a truck trailer on a flatcar. In the railroad industry, the trailer travels on flat cars, (TOFC), commonly referred to as a piggy-back service. With this intermodal of transportation, between the railroad and trucking services, freight can be delivered in half the time.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's piggy-back trailers

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's piggy-back trailers
Creator: Bradley, R.C.
Date: Between 1950 and 1959
This black and white photograph shows a fleet of Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's piggy-back trailers. In the railroad industry the trailer travels on flat cars, (TOFC), commonly referred to as a piggy-back service. With this intermodal form of transportation, between the railroad and trucking services, freight can be delivered in half the time.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's piggy-back trailers

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's piggy-back trailers
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: Between 1948 and 1968
This black and white photograph shows a fleet of Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's truck trailers at an unidentified location. In the railroad industry the trailers travel on flat cars, (TOFC), commonly referred to as a piggy-back service. With this intermodal form of transportation, between the railroad and trucking services, freight can be delivered in half the time.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's piggy-back trailers

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's piggy-back trailers
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: Between 1950s and 1960s
This black and white photograph shows a fleet of Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company trailers. In the railroad industry the trailers travel on flat cars, (TOFC), commonly referred to as a piggy-back service. With this intermodal form of transportation, between the railroad and trucking services, freight can be delivered in half the time.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's piggy-back trailers

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's piggy-back trailers
Date: Between 1955 and 1959
This photograph shows a fleet of Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's piggy-back trailers at an unidentified location. In the railroad industry the trailers travel on flat cars, (TOFC), commonly referred to as a piggy-service. This intermodal form of transportation, between the railroad and trucking services, allows for freight to be delivered in half the time


Atchison, Topeka, & Santa Fe Railway Company's piggy-back trailers

Atchison, Topeka, & Santa Fe Railway Company's piggy-back trailers
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: Between 1948 and 1960
This photograph shows a side view of highway equipment used in the Atchison, Topeka, & Santa Fe Railway Company piggy-back service. This type of combined transportation service is generally referred to as TOFC, or trailer-on-flat-car, in the railroad industry. It is also known as intermodal transport--involving more than one form of transportation.


Atchison, Topeka, & Santa Fe Railway Company's piggy-back trailers

Atchison, Topeka, & Santa Fe Railway Company's piggy-back trailers
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: Between 1950 and 1985
This photograph shows a Atchison, Topeka, & Santa Fe Railway Company flat car, 90151, loaded with two 40' truck trailers. It illustrates ATSF Railway Company's trailer on flat car (TOFC) or piggy-back services. It is also called intermodal transportation, because it combined railroad and trucking services to get freight to its destination as quickly as possible.


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