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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Sketch

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Fort Worth and Denver Railway Company:

An Inventory of Photographs, undated, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library



Descriptive Summary

Creator Fort Worth and Denver Railway Company
Title: Fort Worth and Denver Railway Company Photograph Collection,
Dates: undated
Abstract: The Fort Worth and Denver Railway Company Photograph Collection was donated by Dr. Paul Carlson, history professor at Texas Tech University.
Collection # SWCPC 121 E10-E11
Quantity: 4 b/w photo prints and 4 copy negatives
Language English.
Repository: Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Biographical Sketch

The Fort Worth and Denver Railway Company was chartered in 1873 as the Fort Worth and Denver City Railway Company. The name was changed in 1951. In 1895, Grenville M. Dodge became president of the company. As the first rail line to penetrate Northwest Texas, the Fort Worth and Denver greatly influenced the area's growth. It actively promoted the growth of towns and farming to increase traffic for the line. The railway merged with the Burlington Northern in 1982 and in 1989 most of the line was abandoned in favor of trackage rights over the Santa Fe.

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Scope and Contents

This collection consists of photographs of trains and scenes of railway stations and images of Fort Worth and Denver Railroad promotional material from near Amarillo, Texas.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Open for research

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Index Terms

The subject headings used by the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library are derived from the Library of Congress and/or locally developed.
Places
Amarillo (Tex.)
Subjects (Organizations)
Fort Worth and Denver Railway Company
Subjects
Railroads--Trains--Photographs
Railroad stations--Photographs
Railroads--Photographs
Cattle--Photographs
Locomotives--Photographs
Advertising--Real estate business--Photographs

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Fort Worth and Denver Railway Company Photograph Collection, undated, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Acquisition

Gift, undated

Processed by

A. Ramirez

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