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AT&SF Drott straddle loader

AT&SF Drott straddle loader
Date: April 7, 1978
View of a man supervising the operation of an Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway's Drott straddle loader.


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 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 1950 and 1959
This black and white photograph shows a view of an Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company 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 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 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 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.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's piggyback car

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's piggyback car
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: 1956
This black and white photograph shows a switchman riding point next to an Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's #F3202 trailer on a cut of piggyback cars.


Atchison, Topeka, & Santa Fe Railway Company's piggyback trailer

Atchison, Topeka, & Santa Fe Railway Company's piggyback trailer
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: Between 1960 and 1965
This photograph shows an open topped piggyback trailer covered with a tarp. It is parked in an unidentified location but it is probably in a Atchison, Topeka, & Santa Fe Railway Company facility.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's piggyback trailers

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's piggyback trailers
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: 1956
This black and white photograph shows an Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's loading and unloading operations for piggyback trailers.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's piggyback trailers

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's piggyback trailers
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: 1956
This black and white photograph shows two men checking the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company trailers SFTC #1007 and SFTC #1043 on piggyback car #92759.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's piggyback trailers

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's piggyback trailers
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: 1956
This black and white photograph shows a twenty foot Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's piggyback trailers being loaded on TOFC flats.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's switch engine

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's switch engine
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: 1956
This black and white photograph shows a view of an Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's FM switch engine as it shoves against a cut of piggyback cars loaded with a variety of trailers. Also visible is a switchman riding point to #F3202 trailer


Atchison, Topeka, & Santa Fe Railway Company Tehachipi, CA tunnel 9.

Atchison, Topeka, & Santa Fe Railway Company Tehachipi, CA tunnel 9.
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: Between 1950 and 1975
This Atchison, Topeka, & Santa Fe Railway Company piggy-back train is exiting Tehachipi, CA tunnel 9 at the loop.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company flat car

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company flat car
Date: May 1971
This slide shows an Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company flatcar loaded with trailer and trailer chassis.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe aerial view of Piggyback Yard, Chicago, Illinois

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe aerial view of Piggyback Yard, Chicago, Illinois
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: July 1969
A slide that shows an aerial view of Piggyback Yard, located in Chicago, Illinois.


Atchison, Topeka &  Santa Fe railway unloading sealand containers, Port of Houston

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe railway unloading sealand containers, Port of Houston
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: March 1972
A photograph showing Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway unloading sealand containers at the Port of Houston.


Building a ten-pack fuel foiler, Topeka, Kansas

Building a ten-pack fuel foiler, Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: June 6, 1980
This is a view of a worker welding frame members to form a fishbelly skeletal frame to build a ten-pack fuel foiler in the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway's car shops in Topeka, Kansas.


Building a ten-pack fuel foiler, Topeka, Kansas

Building a ten-pack fuel foiler, Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: June 6, 1980
This is a view of workmen welding frame members to form a fishbelly skeletal frame to build a ten-pack fuel foiler in the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway's car shops in Topeka, Kansas.


Corwith Yard's piggyback area, Chicago, Illinois

Corwith Yard's piggyback area, Chicago, Illinois
Date: October 7, 1980
This is an aerial view of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway's piggyback trailer area at the Corwith Yard in Chicago, Illinois.


Drott Travelift, Richmond, California

Drott Travelift, Richmond, California
Date: December 7, 1980
This is a view of a Santa Fe Transportation truck (SFTX #271334) passing beneath an Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway's Drott Travelift loader in the Richmond, California, rail container yards.


Drott straddle loader, Los Angeles, California

Drott straddle loader, Los Angeles, California
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: 1980
This is a view of a man supervising as a container is unloaded from an Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway's car by a Drott straddle loader at the Hobart Yard in Los Angeles, California.


Hump engines, Argentine, Kansas

Hump engines, Argentine, Kansas
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: April 7, 1970
View of RSD15 hump engines, and flat rail cars loaded with trailers, on the crest of the eastbound hump in Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway's Argentine Yard in Argentine, Kansas.


Intermodal facility in Richmond, California

Intermodal facility in Richmond, California
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: February 7, 1971
Aerial view of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway's intermodal facility in Richmond, California.


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