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Map showing the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad and its auxiliiary roads in the state of Kansas

Map showing the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad and its auxiliiary roads in the state of Kansas
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: March 1, 1887
This map shows the lines of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad and Southern Kansas Railroad; roads owned jointly with other companies; completed Chicago, Kansas & Western Railroad lines; and various roads in the course of construction.


Notice of the sale of railroads

Notice of the sale of railroads
Creator: Kansas City, Lawrence & Southern Railroad
Date: April 2, 1879
This document is notice of the sale of the Leavenworth, Lawrence and Galveston Railroad Company and of the Kansas City, Santa Fe Railroad and Telegraph Company under decree of the Circuit Court for the District of Kansas. The new companies have been organized by the purchasers and the new company would be operated by the Kansas City, Lawrence and Southern Railroad Company.


Plat of Waverly station grounds, Waverly, Kansas

Plat of Waverly station grounds, Waverly, Kansas
Creator: Southern Kansas Railway
Date: May, 1887
Plat of the Southern Kansas Railway Company station grounds in Waverly, Kansas.


Railroad passes to various stations

Railroad passes to various stations
Date: Between 1870 and 1887
Railroad passes to various stations issued to Harry Tisdale.


South Canadian River Bridge commendation letter

South Canadian River Bridge commendation letter
Creator: Southern Kansas Railway Company
Date: 1887
This is a commendation letter for the bridge foreman and his crew to complete the Southern Kansas Railway, which became the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway, bridge over the South Canadian River south of present-day Oklahoma City four days before the appointed time. The Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe Railroad had built north from Ft. Worth, Texas, and also completed the line to Purcell on April 26, 1887. At the time, this was in Indian Territory. Apparently the lines had to be completed by April 30.


Southern Kansas Railway Company

Southern Kansas Railway Company
Creator: Southern Kansas Railway Company
Date: 1886
Map and timetable of the Southern Kansas Railway, previously known as the Kansas City, Lawrence and Southern Kansas Railroad. The railway was "the most direct route to all points in Southern Kansas and the Indian Territory" and encouraged settlement along the Oklahoma border.


Southern Kansas Railway Company

Southern Kansas Railway Company
Creator: Southern Kansas Railway Company
Date: 1883
Map and timetable of the Southern Kansas Railway, previously known as the Kansas City, Lawrence and Southern Kansas Railroad. The route included branches to Lawrence, Burlington, Coffeyville, and Hunnewell. The railway encouraged settlement along 150 miles of the Oklahoma border with descriptions of the soil and schools for those emigrating to southern Kansas.


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