Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad Company:

An Inventory of Its Records, 1910-1986 and undated, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library



Descriptive Summary

Creator Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad Company
Title: Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad Company Records,
Dates: 1910-1986 and undated
Abstract: Records pertaining to the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad, which was established in 1859 by Cyrus K and became one of the major railroads in the Southwest.
Collection # S 46.1
Quantity: 1 box and 4 books (2.0 linear feet)
Language English.
Repository: Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Biographical Sketch

One of the major railroads in the Southwest, the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad was established in 1859 by Cyrus K. Holliday. The rail lines extended to Los Angeles, California, by 1887 and broke ground in Texas in 1881. The Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe Railway was added in 1886 to obtain a connection to the Gulf of Mexico. By 1888 the Texas Panhandle was included in the railroad's service lines. The name was changed in 1893 from the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad to the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company


Scope and Contents

The collection includes a scrapbook, printed materials, time tables, station layouts, train order slips, annual reports and photographs.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Open for research


Index Terms

The subject headings used by the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library are derived from the Library of Congress and/or locally developed.
Subjects (Organizations)
Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad Company
Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company--History
Subjects
Locomotives--History
Railroads--Texas, West
Railroads--Southwest, New
Railroad travel--Southwest, New

Related Material

For related materials located in the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, see the following collections:

  • Thelma Wilson Porter Papers, 1918-1969
  • Philip Nickel oral history interview [sound recording], 1969
  • Roland I. Cross oral history interview [sound recording], 1968
  • George A. Baker Papers, 1892-1981
  • San Saba County (Tex.) photograph collection, 1874-1968
  • Roberts County (Tex.) photograph collection, 1880-1966
  • San Angelo (Tex.) photograph collection, 1875-1969
  • Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Records, 1914-1979 and undated
  • Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Records, 1905-1973 and undated

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad Company Records, 1910-1986 and undated, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Acquisition

Gifts, 1958-1971 and undated

Processed by

Abel Ramirez, August 2000


Additional Sources

The Handbook of Texas has published a more in-depth online biography of Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad Company at http://www.tsha.utexas.edu/handbook/online/search.html

Carr, Clark Ezra. History of Bringing the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway to Galesburg. Galesburg, Ill.: Wagoner, 1913.

Wood, Sylvan Rupert. The Locomotives of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe System. Boston: Railway and Locomotive Historical Society, Baker Library, Harvard Business School, 1948.


Collection Inventory

 

General Files

box folder
1 1 Correspondence: General, 1967-1968 and undated
2 Financial Materials: Annual Reports, 1936-1968
3 General Files: Systems Plans, 1910-1965 and undated
4 Miscellaneous Materials: Train Order Slips, 1978 and undated



 

Printed Materials

box folder
1 5 Modern Railroads-Magazine, 1965
6 Newspaper Clippings, 1965 and undated
7 Photographs, undated
8 Railway System History, 1912 and undated
9 Santa Fe Railways-Informational Publications, 1961-1968 and undated
10 Time Tables, 1981-1986



 

Oversized Items

box book
1 1 Scrapbook, 1910-1965 and undated
2 Maps: Station Layouts, undated
book
1 Maps: Graphic Index to Valuation Districts of Western Lines, 1949
book
2 Charts: Train Register-San Angelo, Texas, 1942
book
3 Charts: Train Register-San Angelo, Texas, 1944
book
4 Charts: Train Register-San Angelo, Texas, 1949