Archived Structures Photos

Both the Temple and Western Archives have large collections of photos of Santa Fe structures.   Depots are especially prominent among the structures.  Other structures include Harvey hotels and eating establishments, engine facility structures, section houses, bunkhouses, tool sheds, towers and so forth.

Depots. Although several books cover Santa Fe depots, photos here are some samples of the photos in the Society’s archives.

The 1930-built 31 x 126 ft. brick depot at Streator, Illinois, on the Illinois Division main, circa 1930.  ATSF (Deckert & McDowell) photo, Hale collection, Temple Archives.
Circa 1914-built 24 x 55 ft. wood frame 6-room depot with center section being of two stories at Sibley, Missouri, on the Missouri Division main, circa 1955.   ATSF photo, Hale collection, Temple Archives.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gridley, Kansas, depot on the Burlington District, circa 1975.  Hale collection, Temple Archives.
The 1917-built 28 x 140 ft. brick depot at Halstead, Kansas, on the Western Division main in October 1916.  ATSF photo, Pounds collection, Temple Archives.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The 1918 Salina Northern-built 18 x 38 ft. depot at Tipton, Kansas, on the Salina District on September 11, 1967.  Frank Kelley photo, Lehnis collection, Temple Archives.
The 1904-built depot at Wanette, Oklahoma, on the Pauls Valley District, circa 1910.  ATSF photo, Hale collection, Temple Archives.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The 1889-built 20 x 50 ft. depot at Rago, Kansas, on the Englewood District, on May 28, 1931.  ATSF photo, Hale collection, Temple Archives.
The 1908-built 24 x 113 ft. GC&SF No. 7 standard combination depot at Oakdale, Louisiana, at the end of the Oakdale District, circa 1921.  ATSF photo, R.L. Crump/Priest Library, Temple Archives.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The freight end of the combination depot at Water Valley, Texas, on the San Angelo District, circa 1931. ATSF photo, R.L. Crump/Priest Library, Temple Archives.
The 1916-built 24 x 64 ft. CG&SF No. 4 standard wood frame depot at Joshua, Texas, on the Northern Division main sometime after 1950.  ATSF photo, R.L. Crump/Priest Library, Temple Archives.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The 1898-built 30 x 15 x 45 ft. depot at Hackberry, Arizona, on June 15, 1931. Hackberry was on the AlbuquerqueDivision main.  ATSF photo, Pounds collection, Temple Archives.
Claremont, California, depot on the Los Angeles Division main via Pasadena circa 1910.  Western Archives.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The 1939-built Santa Ana depot on Los Angeles Division main via Fullerton circa 1940.  Western Archives.
The 1880-built 2-story 36 x 64 ft. frame office bulding and depot at National City, California, at the end of the Surf Line on January 13, 1931.  ATSF photo, Hale collection, Temple Archives.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

System standard 2A combination depot at Pittsburg, California, on June 10, 1973.  The 2A developed from the San Joaquin and San Francisco No. 2 standard depot.  W. C. Whittaker photo, Hale collection, Temple Archives.
ATSF 9 (E1) is in front of the 1905-built Mission Revival Berkley depot circa 1950.  Western Archives.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1927-built 29 x 219 ft. brick 8-room 2-story passenger and  freight modified “county seat” depot Abilene, Kansas, when new.  Pounds collection, Temple Archives.
Circa 1873-built Meriden, Kansas, depot circa 1940. The depot was destroyed by tornado on May 19, 1960, and replaced with a caboose and then a new depot. Hale collection, Temple Archives.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1908-built 22 x 54 ft. wood frame 4-room depot at Byars, Oklahoma,when new.  Hale collection, Temple Archives.
1915-built 54 x 78 ft. east wing + 24 x 75 ft. west wing depot at Kiowa, Kansas, circa 1979.  Pounds collection, Temple Archives.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1887-built 24 x 66 ft.  Jetmore depot in 1973. Depot had been moved to Jetmore from Olney in 1904.  Pounds collection, Temple Archives.
1891-built 24 x 40 ft.  board and batten depot at Ingalls, Kansas, on May 9, 1931.  R.L. Crump/Priest Library, Temple Archives.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1917-built 30 x 181 ft. brick and stucco depot at Ardmore Oklahoma, on October 18, 1940. Pounds collection, Temple Archives.
1914-built 24 x 120 ft. frame depot at Ringling, Oklahoma, on October 18, 1940.Pounds collection, Temple Archives.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1911-built 24 x 144.5 ft. GC&SF Standard No. 9 combination depot at Valley Mills, Texas, modified with large women’s waiting room.  R.L. Crump/Priest Library, Temple Archives.
1893-built 24 x 202 ft. stone and concrete passenger and freight depot at Holbrook, Arizona, on August 18, 1958.  Hale collection, Temple Archives.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

California standard 2A Shafter, California, depot circa 1917.  Western Archives.
1907-built depot and Harvey House at Kingman Arizona. Hale collection, Temple Archives.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Depot at Ada, Kansas, in March 1978.  Ada was on the Middle Division’s  Minneapolis District.  Warren Chambers photo,  Hale collection, Temple Archives.
Circa 1907 Oklahoma Central built depot at Ada, Oklahoma, in July 1960.  Pounds collection, Temple Archives.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Richmond, Kansas, depot circa 1955.  Richmond was on the Southern Kansas Division’s (later Eastern Division) Ottawa-Canute main.  Frank Kelley  photo, Hale collection, Temple Archives.
Dodge City, Kansas, depot before additions had been made.  ATSF photo, Hale collection, Temple Archives.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ATSF 6392 (B23-7, U23B) in front of the Ness City, Kansas, depot circa 1975.  Ness City was on the Scott City District of the Western, then Middle Division.  Hale collection, Temple Archives.
The 1897-built depot at Nortonville, Kansas, circa 1955.  Note the passenger waiting room has been converted to  baggage or freight use.  Hale collection, Temple Archives.Frank Kelley  photo, Hale collection, Temple Archives.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A passenger train is stopped at Tecumseh, Oklahoma, the first station south of Shawnee on the Pauls Valley District circa 1910. ATSF photo, Hale collection, Temple Archives.
The 1951-built and stone depot at Arkansas City, Kansas, when new.  ATSF photo, Pounds collection, Temple Archives.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other Structures.  In addition to depots, the Santa Fe built many other structures to support operations.  The photos below show examples of Harvey Houses, office buildings, repair shops, sheds and shanties, towers, section and bunk houses, and reading rooms.  Other buildings will be added approximately every 90 days, so check back.

1900-built Harvey eating house at Bagdad, California, on June 16, 1931.  ATSF photo, Hale collection, Temple Archives.
The 1910-built 45 x 56 ft. 2-story Harvey eating house at Waynoka, Oklahoma, in October 1909. ATSF photo, Hale collection, Temple Archives.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The 1897-built 52 x 100 ft. wood frame yard office at Dodge City, Kansas, on May 9, 1931.  ATSF photo, R.L. Crump/Priest Library, Temple Archives.
The 1889-built single story board and batten 16 x 32 ft. roundhouse foremen’s office at Raton, New  Mexico, on April 15, 1931.  ATSF photo, R.L. Crump/Priest Library, Temple Archives.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1914-built car department shop at Dodge City on May 9, 1931.  ATSF photo, R.L. Crump/Priest Library, Temple Archives.
Diesel locomotive shop at Barstow, California, in the mid 1950s.  ATSF photo, Hale collection, Temple Archives.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The 1892-built 16 x 20 ft. wood switch shanty at Colorado Springs, Colorado, on May 7, 1931.  ATSF photo, R.L. Crump/Priest Library, Temple Archives.
The 1882-built 12 x 16 ft. board and batten tool house at Larkspur, Colorado, on May 7, 1931.  ATSF photo, R.L. Crump/Priest Library, Temple Archives.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The 6 x 6 x 7 ft. 14th street gate tower in Chicago, circa 1930.  ATSF photo, Pounds collection, Temple Archives.
Tower and crossing of the ATSF and Rock Island at Ponca City, Oklahoma, on August 24, 1936. Signals are controlled electrically.  ATSF photo, Hale collection, Temple Archives.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The 1924-built bunkhouse and section house at Cassoday, Kansas, on February 26, 1924.  ATSF photo, Hale collection, Temple Archives.
The 1881-built two-story board and batten section house with porch at Grote, Colorado, on May 2, 1931.  ATSF photo, R.L. Crump/Priest Library, Temple Archives.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The circa 1912-built 30 x 40 x 50 ft. 4-room reading room at Dodge City, Kansas, on May 9, 1931. ATSF photo, Hale collection, Temple Archives.
The 1917-built 36 x 123 ft. two-story, 41-room, brick reading room at Ft. Madison, Iowa.  ATSF photo, Hale collection, Temple Archives.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1882-built 12 x 16 ft. board and batten tool house at Larkspur, Colorado, on May 7, 1931. This is typical of the tool houses built in the 1800s.  R.L. Crump/Priest Library, Temple Archives.
Grade crossing with crossing shanty in Amarillo, Texas, circa 1931.  R.L. Crump/Priest Library, Temple Archives.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Calder Avenue depot at Beaumont, Texas, circa 1921. This was the former General Office Building of the Gulf, Beaumont & Kansas City. Later it housed the Beaumont Division Offices. After the Beaumont Division was merged into the Gulf Division it was the office for operations in Beaumont. R.L. Crump/Priest Library, Temple Archives.
1905-built 40 x 60 ft. wood frame wheel shop at La Junta, Colorado, on May 8, 1931.  R.L. Crump/Priest Library, Temple Archives.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1888-built 16 x 24 ft. single story board and batten boiler house with metal roof at Pinon, Colorado, on May 7, 1931.  R.L. Crump/Priest Library, Temple Archives.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Street and backside of Harvey House at Slaton, Texas, circa 1921.  R.L. Crump/Priest Library, Temple Archives.
1881-built 18 x 30 ft. + 12 x 18 ft. section house at San Antonio, New Mexico, on March 19, 1931.  R.L. Crump/Priest Library, Temple Archives.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Typical section headquarters with standard brick bunk house and standard section house at Castenada, Oklahoma, just north of Boise City on February 5, 1937.  Hale collection, Temple Archives.
1887-built baggage house at Purcell, Oklahoma, in May 1931.  Hale collection, Temple Archives.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1881-built  2-story section house at Pierceville, Kansas, on May 9, 1931. ATSF photo, R. L. Crump/Priest Library, Temple Archives.
1897-built 15-room two-story dormitory at Seligman, Arizona on June 15, 1931.  ATSF photo, Hale collection, Temple Archives.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1909-built  road master’s office at Belvidere, Kansas, on May 28, 1931.  ATSF photo, R. L. Crump/Priest Library, Temple Archives.
Three track grade crossing including crossing shanty in Amarillo, Texas, circa 1931.  ATSF photo, R. L. Crump/Priest Library, Temple Archives.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Newly built standard tool house at Gluck, Texas, on Plains Division, Dumas District on May 27, 1931.  ATSF photo, R. L. Crump/Priest Library, Temple Archives.
1906-built Fred Harvey Hotel Bisonte, in Hutchinson, Kansas, circa 1931.  ATSF photo, R. L. Crump/Priest Library, Temple Archives.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Newly-built Calwa, California, roundhouse before installation of turntable in 1914.  ATSF photo, R. L. Crump/Priest Library, Temple Archives.
1887-built wood single story tenement house at Lamy, New Mexico on April 14, 1931.  ATSF photo, R. L. Crump/Priest Library, Temple Archives.