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Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's hump yard, Pubelo, Colorado

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's hump yard, Pubelo, Colorado
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: Between 1950s and 1960s
This black and white photograph shows W. G. Spencer a Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's retarder operator switching a freight car to one of the sixteen classification tracks, at the hump yard in Pueblo, Colorado.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's hump yard, Pueblo, Colorado

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's hump yard, Pueblo, Colorado
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's conductor's office at the hump yard in Pueblo, Colorado. The facility was designed to speed the movement of freight in and out of the Rocky Mountain area.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's hump yard, Pueblo, Colorado

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's hump yard, Pueblo, Colorado
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: Between 1950s and 1960s
This black and white photograph shows a Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company employee R.E. McClatchey inside the conductor's office at the hump yard in Pueblo, Colorado.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's hump yard, Pueblo, Colorado

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's hump yard, Pueblo, Colorado
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: 1950s or 1960s
This black and white photograph shows a view of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's hump yard at Pueblo, Colorado. The classification yard had a capacity of 430 cars, the receiving yard a capacity of 495 cars and the departure yard handled 380 cars.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's hump yard, Pueblo, Colorado

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's hump yard, Pueblo, Colorado
Creator: Meitz, Frank
Date: Between 1950s and 1960s
This black and white photograph shows a general view of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's hump yard at Pueblo, Colorado. The facility was designed to speed the movement of freight in and out of the Rocky Mountain area. The classification yard had a capacity of 430 cars, the receiving yard a capacity of 495 cars and the departure yard handled 380 cars.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's hump yard, Pueblo, Colorado

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's hump yard, Pueblo, Colorado
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: Between 1950s and 1960s
This black and white photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's rip track at the hump yard in Pueblo, Colorado.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company freight house, Pueblo, Colorado

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company freight house, Pueblo, Colorado
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: Between 1950s and 1960s
This black and white photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company freight house at Pueblo, Colorado.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company hump yard, Pubelo, Colorado

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company hump yard, Pubelo, Colorado
Date: Between 1950s and 1960s
This black and white photograph shows a view from the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's conductor office, of a string of cars in the first retarder, at the hump yard in Pueblo, Colorado.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company hump yard, Pueblo, Colorado

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company hump yard, Pueblo, Colorado
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: Between 1950s and 1960s
This black and white photographs shows the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's yardmaster's tower, as employee M.W. Boxwell checks a string of rail cars from the hump yard, at Pueblo, Colorado.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company hump yard, Pueblo, Colorado

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company hump yard, Pueblo, Colorado
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: Between 1950s and 1960s
This black and white photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's retarder tower at the hump yard in Pueblo, Colorado.


Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Rail Road. The new and direct route to the San Juan gold and silver mines

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Rail Road. The new and direct route to the San Juan gold and silver mines
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: 1870s or 1880s
This broadside promotes travel to the Colorado mines via the AT&SF railroad. The route began at Kansas City and traveled to Denver with various stops in between. This item demonstrates railroad companies' involvement in the promotion of mining activities and a perception of the Rocky Mountains as a tourist destination.


Centennial, 1776 - 1876; Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Rail Road

Centennial, 1776 - 1876; Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Rail Road
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: 1876
This poster celebrates the centennial year 1876, by urging all people to travel west via the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Rail Road. "When in the course of human events" it becomes necessary for the people of Eastern, Northern and Southern States, of our great Republic to visit the Rocky Mountains, Colorado, New Mexico and Arizona ... (select the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Rail Road.)


Colorado train service via Rock Island Lines, Summer 1912

Colorado train service via Rock Island Lines, Summer 1912
Creator: Rock Island Railroad Company
Date: 1912
This brochure advertises the services of four trains of the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad. Two of the trains are from Chicago and Omaha and the other two are from St. Louis and Kansas City. The trains from Chicago and Omaha are the "Rocky Mountain Limited" and the "Colorado and California Express" The two trains from St. Louis and Kansas City are the "Colorado-Pacific Coast Express" and the "Colorado Flyer." The daily schedules for each train are included. Such features as electric lighted cars; a buffet-library-observation car with barber, valet and Victrola recitals; and telegraphic bulletins.


Lightning!! Look at the time! - Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe R.R.

Lightning!! Look at the time! - Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe R.R.
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: Between 1890 and 1910
This poster advertises a "Lightning Express Train" leaving Kansas City at 11:30 a.m. daily and arriving at Pueblo, Colorado at 3 p.m. the next day; then on to Denver, arriving at 8:30 p.m. that day. It claims to be the only direct route to the San Jaun mines. It is also called, "The Tourists' Route", because it passes through the "Great Arkansas Valley."


Map of Kanzas and Nebraska from the original surveys

Map of Kanzas and Nebraska from the original surveys
Creator: Phillips, Sampson & Co.
Date: 1854
Map of Kanzas Territory and Nebraska Territory drawn and engraved for Salma Hale's History of the United States of America. Landmarks include the Spanish Peaks, Pike's Peak, Col. Fremont's expedition route, Bent's Fort, Chimey Rock, and the Pacific Railroad. This map is provided through a co-operative project between the Lecompton Historical Society and the Kansas Historical Society. Partial funding was provided by the Ross and Margaret Wulfkuhle Charitable Trust and the Freedom's Frontier National Heritage Area.


Map of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad

Map of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad Company
Date: Between 1870 and 1890
This Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad poster promotes travel from Kansas City to Denver, Colorado, to the San Juan gold and silver mines. The poster includes a stylized map of the route and was printed in several different colors.


Six and one-half hours to Pueblo and the celebrated San Juan gold and silver mines

Six and one-half hours to Pueblo and the celebrated San Juan gold and silver mines
Date: 1876
This poster advertises a six and one-half hour trip west to Pueblo, Colorado, and the San Juan mines on the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe railroad. An abbreviated map indicates the route beginning in central Missouri. Of interest is an etching of the Arkansas Canyon by Henry Worrall. Features advertised are non-stop accommodations on Pullman sleeping cars and a "new route" through the Arkansas Valley.


Street scene in Pueblo, Colorado

Street scene in Pueblo, Colorado
Creator: Steele, F. M. (Francis Marion), 1866-1936
Date: Between 1910 and 1915
This photograph shows automobiles on a business street in Pueblo, Colorado.


Summer excursions on the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad

Summer excursions on the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: Between 1880 and 1910
This advertisement is for tourists from "all stations west of the Missouri River" to visit Pueblo, Denver, Manitou, Canon City, LaVeta and all the resorts of the Rocky Mountains, including the San Juan Mines.


Summer excursions on the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad

Summer excursions on the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: Between 1880 and 1910
This advertising poster by the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad encourages summer travel between Kansas City and Atchison to Pueblo, Denver, Colorado Springs and Manitou on the best line in the West with the finest Pullman sleeping cars.


The Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe is by all odds the best line to Leadville

The Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe is by all odds the best line to Leadville
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad Company
Date: 1880
This broadside promotes an express passenger route from Atchison and Kansas City, Kansas, to Leadville, Colorado, by way of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad, and the Denver & Rio Grande Railway. The poster also mentions Pueblo, Denver, and Canon City, Colorado; the Great Bonanza Camp; the Glorious Grand Canon of the Arkansas [river]; the Denver South Park & Pacific Railroad; the Gunnison and San Jaun rivers; and the Great "Santa Fe Trail" route. The poster may have ben printed on August 7, 1880.


The new line from Kansas City and Atchison to Pueblo, Colorado Springs, Denver

The new line from Kansas City and Atchison to Pueblo, Colorado Springs, Denver
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad Company
Date: Between 1870 and 1890
This Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad poster promotes travel between Kansas City west to all points in the Rocky Mountains, including Atchison, Pueblo, Colorado Springs, and Denver.


Union Pacific Rail Road Company tourist's folder

Union Pacific Rail Road Company tourist's folder
Creator: Union Pacific Railroad Company
Date: Between May 1, 1888 and September 30, 1888
This tourist folder shows time tables and site information for six routes of the Union Pacific Rail Road Company and the Kansas Pacific Rail Road Company to various tourist destinations in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado for the summer of 1888. Side one is nine panels of time tables with information about Idaho Springs and Estes Park. The reverse side has six panels describing the features of other sites. It also has a map of most of Colorado and southern Wyoming showing the routes to the different tourist sites.


Westward the star of empire takes its way

Westward the star of empire takes its way
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad Company
Date: Between 1870 and 1890
This Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad poster promotes travel on its lines in the western United States between Kansas City and San Francisco and points in between, including Atchison, Lawrence, Topeka, Las Vegas, Pueblo, El Paso, Denver, Santa Fe, Deming, Yuma, Yosemite, and Los Angeles. The poster depicts Uncle Sam riding a chariot pulled by nine horses. The chariot is driven by a Greek goddess.


Westward the star of empire takes its way

Westward the star of empire takes its way
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: Between 1880 and 1890
This Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad poster promotes its lines from Kansas City through Pueblo, Santa Fe, Las Vegas, Yuma, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. The poster depicts a larger-than-life Uncle Sam spanning the American west to the Pacific Ocean while a seagull pulls at his coat tails and a sun peeks up over the horizon.


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