Talk:Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway

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edit·history·watch·refresh 25 railtransportation.svg To-do list for Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway:
  • Who was involved in creating the railroad?
  • What were the railroad's principal routes?
  • Describe the railroad's relationships with the Indian cultures along its route
  • Describe the railroad's relationship with the Harvey House chain of restaurants/hotels
  • The song On the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe, made famous by Judy Garland in the movie The Harvey Girls.
  • There are many interesting stories of railbuilding competition through the Rockies between the Santa Fe, Southern Pacific, Union Pacific Railroad and Rio Grande railroads.
  • The Santa Fe has been a leader in intermodal transportation between Southern California ports and the Midwest
  • Significant acquisitions such as the Toledo, Peoria & Western and the San Francisco & San Joaquin Valley.
  • Named passenger trains, such as the Super Chief, have become a part of American culture

Paint schemes & markings[edit]

Not sure my experiment (displaying the names of colors in color, i.e. dark blue, yellow, etc.) works. Is there any way to make the lighter colors render so that they are readable?--Lordkinbote 09:25, August 21, 2005 (UTC)

I was just thinking that yellow is a little hard to read against a white background. I'm tempted to say that we shouldn't use colors on the text, but let me mull over the idea a little more first. B-) slambo 15:20, August 21, 2005 (UTC)
The fact that there are color photos and/or links that depicts each of the color schemes ("worth a thousand words") does make the use of colored text in this instance less necessary.--Lordkinbote 17:39, August 21, 2005 (UTC)

Links removed due to blacklisting[edit]

I've removed two items from the References list that I originally added there last year. The site where the information came from has been blacklisted due to spamming. We should easily be able to verify information from the other numerous references listed here (aside: we need to work on adding inline citations to this article anyway). See Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Spam#Suite101 dot com for more information. Slambo (Speak) 17:58, 19 November 2006 (UTC)

Just wondering if anyone is familiar with where I might find promotional items for the Santa Fe Railroad. It seems that all I can locate is posters of Railroads. Where would someone look for collector type stuff? Hope I am within the perameters of purpose of this site. I am totally new and would not be offended if I was told this is not your purpose here, but didn't know where else to start.--Intostuff214 (talk) 02:51, 30 September 2008 (UTC)


Hoi, I miss the Panhandle and Santa Fe Railway in the list of merged companies. Does anyone have enough information to include it? I'm not sure when the status changed from operating to non-operating. It was certainly still an operating subsidiary in the 20ies. --Thogo (Talk) Some thoughts about enwiki 11:40, 16 December 2008 (UTC)

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Atchison, Kansas[edit]

Did the railroad start in Atchison, Kansas, or go there eventually? Article says it started in Topeka, not Atchison. --DThomsen8 (talk) 18:26, 16 June 2009 (UTC)

Actually, the line from Atchison to Topeka was the first part that opened, still under the name Atchison and Topeka Railroad. --Thogo (Talk) 18:15, 17 June 2009 (UTC)

David B. Jones Special[edit]

Corrected the cities. It ran from LA to Chicago and then moved to Lake Forest, IL. Added article on it as well. RalphOnTheRailroad (talk) 23:58, 7 September 2009 (UTC)

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Am looking for work history worked for a Santa Fe. employee in about 1940"s[edit]

I am looking for info on Richard Rose worked as a City Freight Agent in Los Angeles in about 1940's. His son of same name may have also worked for Santa Fe. Can you tell me where I can go to get the info I would like?? Marcia Loomis — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:42, 27 May 2012 (UTC)

Warfare Analogies?[edit]

Right now, the word choice in the history section makes the early days of the Santa Fe sound like a literal war (passes were "captured", land was "held"). While I realize that there are analogies between early railroad expansion and warfare, I think this section could be rewritten to read more like an encyclopedia and less like some kind of romantic vision of railroads going to war. TCSaint (talk) 23:00, 20 July 2012 (UTC)

Expansion of History[edit]

I found out that much of the history section of the article focused on the 19th century and late in the 20th century. I believe we need to add more info in that "gap", covering the Santa Fe in the 20th century. Ctempire (talk) 16:43, 28 March 2013 (UTC)

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