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This photograph shows a trailer from the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company being prepared for a "circus loading". The term is used to describe an older method of moving trailers on to flatcars, (TOFC), whereby a truck backs the trailer up to a ramp placed at one end of a cut of cars. The loading process requires bridge plates at each end of all cars to enable the trailer and tractor to pass from car to car.

Date: Between 1955 and 1959

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Item Number: 303219
Call Number: ATSF Series 2 #508.10
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 303219

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