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Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway's mechanical icing machines, Bakersfield, California

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway's mechanical icing machines, Bakersfield, California
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: Between 1955 and 1959
A photograph showing two electronically controlled icing machines. The ice is pulled into the machines where it is crushed and delivered by a chute to the bunkers of refrigerator cars. In the background, is a second machine capable of receiving ice from either direction. Both machines completely ice refrigerator cars in 90 seconds.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's ice machine, Bakersfield, California

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's ice machine, Bakersfield, California
Creator: Bradley, R. Collins
Date: Between 1940 and 1950
This black and white photograph shows a view of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's icing machine at Bakersfield, California. The ice was pulled into the machine, where it was crushed and delivered by chute to bunkers of refrigerator cars.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway ice plant, Bakersfield, California

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway ice plant, Bakersfield, California
Date: August 3, 1949
An interior view of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway ice plant and it's equipment showing a push button control for an ice machine on a 1200 ft. dock in Bakersfield, CA.


Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company's roundhouse and turntable, Bakersfield, California

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company's roundhouse and turntable, Bakersfield, California
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: Between 1930s and 1940s
This photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company's roundhouse and turntable in Bakersfield, California. In the background one locomotive can been seen on the turntable while several steam locomotives are parked in the roundhouse stalls.


Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company's switch engines, Bakersfield, California

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company's switch engines, Bakersfield, California
Date: Bewteen 1950 and 1960
This photograph shows the following Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company's switch engines: #900, #933, #2723 and #2831 at the rail yard in Bakersfield, California.


Baseball team from Bakersfield, California

Baseball team from Bakersfield, California
Date: 1956
Kansan Jim Golden (standing in the back, on the far right) is among the individuals pictured in this photograph of the 1956 Bakersfield Boosters minor league baseball team. The club was a Class C California League affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies. Golden pitched in 17 games for the Boosters, with a 4-8 record. He also pitched for the Schenectady, New York club in the 1956 season. Golden, of rural Topeka, was in the midst of a professional baseball career that spanned the period 1954-1964. During that time, he played for two major league and eight minor league teams. He pitched for both the Dodgers (1960-1961) and the Houston Colt .45s (1962-1963), achieving a 9-13 major league record, with an ERA of 4.54 in 69 game appearances. Seated in the front of the photo, on the ground are (l to r): Richard Conner, Joey _____ (batboy), and Eugene Caiafa. In the middle are (l to r): Red Lynn, Peter Fannon, Manuel Ortega, Edward Culbert, Darrold Myers, and Donald Thompson. Standing in the back are: A. Williams, B. Marliani; John Payne, Art Lilly, Bruce Newlin, Dick Wilson (mgr), and Jim Golden.


Dispatcher Lee Webster at the C.T.C. panel, Fresno, California

Dispatcher Lee Webster at the C.T.C. panel, Fresno, California
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: April 3, 1952
Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway's dispatcher Lee Webster works the C.T.C. panel in Fresno, California, that controls the territory between Fresno and Bakersfield, California. Centralized Traffic Control (CTC) is a system of control whereby the railroads employ a dispatcher at a central point, and the dispatcher remotely controls the signals and the routing of trains, and the engineer of a train must obey the signals. CTC bypassed the need for local operators and eliminated written (train) orders.


Santa Fe Railway ice machine

Santa Fe Railway ice machine
Creator: Bradley, R. Collins
Date: Between 1940 and 1959
A view of the Santa Fe Railway's electronically controlled icing machine which moved along the 12 foot rails and along the icing dock at Bakersfield, California. The ice was pulled into the machine, where it was crushed and delivered by chute to bunkers of refrigerator cars.


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