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First Kansas City, Mexico & Orient Railway train, Anthony, Kansas

First Kansas City, Mexico & Orient Railway train, Anthony, Kansas
Date: 1902
A photograph showing a gathering of Anthony, Kansas, citizens to celebrate the driving of the first spike on the Kansas City, Mexico & Orient Railway. In the foreground, standing behind the seated ladies is George Cornell dressed in overalls, he was Orient's first engineer. Seated in front of George is Miss Gertrude Rice, the belle of Anthony, who assisted in driving the first spike. In the center foreground in front of the coal car is the Anthony Military band. To the left of the band are the men with American and Mexican flags who led the procession.


Kansas City, Mexico, & Orient Railway's bridge

Kansas City, Mexico, & Orient Railway's bridge
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: November 13, 1930
This black and white photograph shows the Kansas City, Mexico, & Orient Railway's bridge #1009.5 at the fourth crossing at Alamito Creek that extended between Alpine, Texas and Presidio, Texas.


Kansas City, Mexico, & Orient Railway's bridge

Kansas City, Mexico, & Orient Railway's bridge
Date: July 13, 1930
This black and white photograph shows the Kansas City, Mexico, & Orient Railway's bridge # 987.4 at the second crossing from Alami to Creek 80', 70' and 64' that extended between Alpine, Texas and Presidio, Texas.


Kansas City, Mexico, & Orient Railway's bridge at the Alamo Creek

Kansas City, Mexico, & Orient Railway's bridge at the Alamo Creek
Creator: Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: July 13, 1930
This black and white photograph shows construction on the Kansas City, Mexico, & Orient Railway's bridge #1011.1 at Alamo Creek that extended between Alpine, Texas and Presidio, Texas.


Kansas City, Mexico, & Orient Railway's bridge at the Rio Grande

Kansas City, Mexico, & Orient Railway's bridge at the Rio Grande
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: July 13, 1930
This black and white photograph shows the Kansas City, Mexico, & Orient Railway's bridge #1028.9 at the Rio Grande that extended between Alpine, Texas and Presidio, Texas.


Kansas City, Mexico, & Orient Railway's construction

Kansas City, Mexico, & Orient Railway's construction
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: July 13, 1930
This black and white photograph shows conglomerate cuts along the Kansas City, Mexico, & Orient Railway's line at mile post 1010 that extended between Alpine, Texas, and Presidio, Texas.


Kansas City, Mexico, & Orient Railway's freight station, San Angelo, Texas

Kansas City, Mexico, & Orient Railway's freight station, San Angelo, Texas
Date: Between 1900 and 1919
This black and white photograph shows steam engine #501 at the Kansas City, Mexico, & Orient Railway's freight station in San Angelo, Texas.


Kansas City, Mexico, & Orient Railway's section house and bunk house, Tinaja, Texas

Kansas City, Mexico, & Orient Railway's section house and bunk house, Tinaja, Texas
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: July 13, 1930
This black and white photograph shows the Kansas City, Mexico, & Orient Railway's section house and twelve room bunk house in Tinaja, Texas.


Kansas City, Mexico, & Orient Railway's special stock yards, Tinaja, Texas

Kansas City, Mexico, & Orient Railway's special stock yards, Tinaja, Texas
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: July 13, 1930
This black and white photograph shows an east view of the Kansas City, Mexico, & Orient Railway's special stock yards and water tank at Tinaja, Texas.


Kansas City, Mexico, & Orient Railway freight station, San Angelo, Texas

Kansas City, Mexico, & Orient Railway freight station, San Angelo, Texas
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: 1908
A black and white photograph of the Kansas City, Mexico, and Orient Railway freight station at San Angelo, Texas. The two-story structure was built in 1908 and featured an ice dock, located across the tracks for easy access. The supplies of fresh fruits and vegetables needed blocks of ice for transportation across the country.


Kansas City, Mexico and Orient Railway caboose, Rule, Texas

Kansas City, Mexico and Orient Railway caboose, Rule, Texas
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: Between 1900 and 1928
This black and white photograph shows a group of men standing in front of a Kansas City, Mexico and Orient Railway's caboose in Rule, Texas.


Map of the Kansas City, Mexico & Orient Railway and principal connections

Map of the Kansas City, Mexico & Orient Railway and principal connections
Creator: Canfield, A. T.
Date: December, 1903
This is a map of the Kansas City, Mexico & Orient Railway and principal connections. It shows the proposed route for a sixteen-hundred-mile railway to be constructed from Kansas City through Oklahoma and Texas all the way to the Mexican Pacific port of Topolobampo, Mexico. Also, it shows major railroad routes west of Chicago, Illinois.


Railroad stock sale

Railroad stock sale
Creator: Kansas City, Mexico and Orient Railway Company
Date: Between May 31, 1900 and January 31, 1902
This offer to sell shares is to help finance the construction of a railway from Kansas City to Port Stilwell (Topolobampo), Mexico, approximately 1,100 miles. The offer is for shares of stock of the International Construction Company, which is building a portion of the Kansas City, Mexico and Orient Railway in Mexico and Texas. This route is advertised to be the shortest line from Kansas City to the Pacific Ocean. The construction was delayed to find a route over the Sierra Madre Mountains. A route has been found and construction is progressing. The reverse side of the document is a map of the proposed route.


Scrapbook of newspaper clippings of a Kansas City, Mexico, and Orient Railway Excursion to Mexico

Scrapbook of newspaper clippings of a Kansas City, Mexico, and Orient Railway Excursion to Mexico
Creator: Mermis, J. A.
Date: November 23, 1907-December 8, 1907
This is a scrapbook of newspaper clippings from the Ellis County News February through May 1908. The clippings are published versions of letters written by J. A. Mermis, Hays, Kansas, during an excursion to Mexico headed by Arthur Edward Stillwell, president of the Kansas City, Mexico and Orient Railway, November 23 through December 8, 1907. Mermis was a banker and Stillwell was possibly looking for investors. Earlier, Stillwell had been president the Kansas City Southern Railway but lost it due to bankruptcy.


Stouffer's railroad map of Kansas

Stouffer's railroad map of Kansas
Creator: Stouffer, J. W.
Date: 1915-1918
This map shows the railroad lines across the state of Kansas, including express companies and suburban electric railways.


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