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AT & SF Railway locomotive model

AT & SF Railway locomotive model
Creator: R. J. Schwab & Sons Company
Date: between 1900 and 1930
Iron model used to teach prospective engineers the operation of a steam locomotive. This was used in the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Shops at Dodge City, Kansas. The model was later collected by Charles "Bud" Goebel, whose collection was house at the Santa Fe depot at Burlingame, Kansas from 1963 to 1981, at which time it was donated to the Kansas Museum of History.


ATSF operation of steam and diesel locomotives

ATSF operation of steam and diesel locomotives
Date: Between 1940 and 1950
Video clips of an ATSF engineer demonstrating the operation of steam and diesel locomotives. The video contains some captions.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway's Cyrus K. Holliday locomotive #1

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway's Cyrus K. Holliday locomotive #1
Creator: Warner Studio
Date: June 1954
This is a photograph showing Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway's Cyrus K. Holliday steam locomotive #1 in Atchison, Kansas. It was driven from the Argentine yards near Kansas City, Kansas to Atchison for the city's centennial, June 20-26, 1954. John (Jack) Flanagan, engineer, is standing at the far right.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's funeral train, Temple, Texas

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's funeral train, Temple, Texas
Date: July 23, 1898
This black and white photograph shows a Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's funeral train at Temple, Texas. The train carried the remains of ATSF fireman Whittaker to Goldthwaite, Texas after he and engineer Joe Williams were killed by a lone bandit on Saginaw Hill on July 22, 1898.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's locomotive engine #174

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's locomotive engine #174
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: Between 1891 and 1926
This black and white photograph shows an Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's steam-powered locomotive engine #174. It was built by Brooks Locomotive Works in 1891, and scrapped on June 26, 1926, in Topeka, Kansas.


Atchison, Topeka, & Santa Fe Railway Company engineer

Atchison, Topeka, & Santa Fe Railway Company engineer
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 engineer testing the air brake equipment on steam locomotive #3437. The brake valve which is being handled by his left hand, controls the automatic or train brakes. The brake valve in his right hand is the independent or locomotive brake valve.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company engineer

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company engineer
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 engineer at the controls of a steam locomotive.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company engineers

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company engineers
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: 1906
This black and white photograph shows members from the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's engineering party in Amarillo, Texas.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company engineers

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company engineers
Date: Between 1900 and 19009
This black and white photograph shows members from an Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company engineering party in front of their bunk and office car in Amarillo, Texas. The men have been identified from left to right as: J.W. Walyers, F. S. Hughes, and C.A. Hughes.


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

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company engineers, Abo Canyon, New Mexico
Date: Between 1905 and 1908
This photograph shows two Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company engineers working in their tent office at Abo Canyon, New Mexico. The engineers are possibly F. M. Jones and J. V. Key. Construction in Abo Canyon began in 1905 and was completed in 1908.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company worker

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company worker
Date: March 1977
This black and white photograph shows Laurie White, a locomotive engineer for the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company, inside the cab of a locomotive in Chicago, Illinois.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company worker

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company worker
Date: Between 1970 and 1979
This black and white photograph shows Christine Gonzales, the first woman locomotive engineer for the Atchison, Topeka, & Santa Fe Railway Company.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company worker

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company worker
Date: March 1977
This black and white photograph shows Laurie White, a locomotive engineer for the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company, climbing the steps to a Santa Fe locomotive.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company worker

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company worker
Creator: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: Between 1970 and 1979
This black and white photograph shows Christine Gonzales, the first woman engineer for the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company, inside the cab of locomotive #3357 near Socorro, New Mexico.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company workers

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company workers
Creator: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: Between 1970 and 1977
This black and white photograph shows Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company employees Laurie White (wearing hat), Lynn McVeagh, and Gloria Reeves checking the time at the Corwith Yard in Chicago, Illinois.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway conductor and engineer

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway conductor and engineer
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: Between 1945 and 1949
This is a photograph showing an Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway conductor and engineer checking their watches.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe engineer a the control stand of a 1900 class locomotive

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe engineer a the control stand of a 1900 class locomotive
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: 1969
A slide of an ATSF engineer at the control stand of a 1900 class locomotive.


Atchsion, Topeka, & Santa Fe Railway Company's steam locomotive #3761.

Atchsion, Topeka, & Santa Fe Railway Company's steam locomotive #3761.
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: November, 1946
Trackside frontal three-quarter view of the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company's steam powered locomotive engine #3761. Visible is the Worthington water heater, which was installed in November 1946. The photograph was taken at the Los Angeles Union Passenger Terminal (LAUPT).


Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad engineers, Alma, Kansas

Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad engineers, Alma, Kansas
Date: Between 1920 and 1929
This photograph shows a group of Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific engineers gathered in Alma, Kansas.


Freight trains meeting between Kingman and Seligman, Arizona

Freight trains meeting between Kingman and Seligman, Arizona
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: August 7, 1957
This view, shot from an Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway's F-unit cab, shows freight trains meeting between Kingman, Arizona, and Seligman, Arizona.


Letter detailing developments in a strikes of engineers

Letter detailing developments in a strikes of engineers
Creator: Strong, William
Date: April 08, 1878
This very detailed letter is from William Strong to Thomas Nickerson, President of the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad, Boston, Massachusetts. Strong informs Nickerson of the developments in the engineers strike. Strong was using letterhead from the "Office of the Vice President and General Manager" in Topeka, Kansas. Strong describes various incidents and also indicated the men/engineers that organized the strike. He also describes effort to keep the trains running when possible.


Railroad men sitting on bench

Railroad men sitting on bench
Date: 1943
Photograph of four men sitting on a bench outside the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway depot in Alma, Kansas. The men are idenified as Ross Baird (conductor), Roy Pardee (engineer), Pete Steirs (agent), and Josh Jones (brakeman).


Railroad pocket watch

Railroad pocket watch
Creator: Hamilton Watch Company
Date: between 1920 and 1957
Railroad watch manufactured by the Hamilton Watch Company of Lancaster, Pennsylvania. It belonged to Will C. Poyzer, who worked as an engineer for the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway from 1917 to 1957. He carried the watch right up until his last day of work.


Robberies in Muncie, a community in Kansas City, Kansas

Robberies in Muncie, a community in Kansas City, Kansas
Creator: Harpers Weekly
Date: January 02, 1875
This is an article with illustrations depicting robberies of Purtee's Store and a train in Muncie, a community in Kansas City, Kansas. The article (page 14) and illustrations (page 13) were copied from Harper's Weekly, January 2, 1875.


Santa Fe demonstration train

Santa Fe demonstration train
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: 1911
This item shows a photograph of an Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway demonstration train. The train includes a new and old steam locomotive and a number of passenger, exhibit, and box cars. Comparison tables below the photograph show the relative weights, relative capacities, and relative costs of the old and new equipment. The names and years of service of the oldest conductor and oldest engineer are listed.


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