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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.

Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: Between 1950 and 1985

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Item Number: 50199
Call Number: ATSF Series 2, #508.117
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 50199

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