Maps and Charts

The drawings on this page are of track charts and junctions that can be found in the Temple Archives.  These are just a very small sampling of the track charts, industry tracks and junction records in the Temple Archive.  The track charts on this page are all of medium-to-large yards.  To see the full-size image, click on the thumbnail.

Track Charts.  These track charts are circa 1950-1951.  

   Ancona, Illinois on the Illinois Division. R.L. Crump/Priest Library, Temple Archives.

Track Chart of Belen, New Mexico, Yard.  R.L. Crump/Priest Library, Temple Archives.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Independence, Kansas, on the former Southern Kansas Division.  R.L. Crump/Priest Library, Temple Archives.
Tulsa, Oklahoma, Yard on the former Southern Kansas Division.  R.L. Crump/Priest Library, Temple Archives.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Junction Records.   These junction records date from the mid-1930s.  One record from each Grand Division is presented.  To see the full-size image, click on the thumbnail.

Ottawa Junction is where the line to Chanute diverges from the Eastern Division’s second District main line.  R.L. Crump/Priest Library, Temple Archives.
Panhandle Division’s Kiowa District and the Oklahoma Division’s Enid District both diverge from the Panhandle Divisions First District main at Kiowa, Kansas.  R.L. Crump/Priest Library, Temple Archives.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Galveton is the junction of the Santa Fe’s Gulf Division’s First District with the Union Passenger Depot, the Galveston Wharf Company, the Galveston Terminal Company and the Galveston, Harrisburg & San Antonio (SP).  R.L. Crump/Priest Library, Temple Archives.
Kern Junction is where the Santa Fe’s Valley Division’s First District, the Sunset Railway and the Southern Pacific main on which the ATSF had trackage rights all meet.  R.L. Crump/Priest Library, Temple Archives.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Joint Facilities Records.  Joint Facilities Records are in two forms. There is a listing or an index, which is covered in Santa Fe company documents, and a line map. The maps show the track layout and/or buildings in relation to Santa Fe tracks, the contract number, and and who is responsible for maintenance in each part of the facility.  A small sample of these records is shown here. To see the full-size image, click on the thumbnail.

Joint facilities Record Voucher List Eastern Division Chanute, Kansas, and MKT,. corrected to December 31, 1969, p. 25.  R.L. Crump/Priest Library, Temple Archives.
Joint facilities Record line map for Etter, Texas, corrected to June 1976.  R.L. Crump/Priest Library, Temple Archives.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Joint Facilties Recird South Bay City, Texas, map, June 1, 1975.  R.L. Crump/Priest Library, Temple Archives.
Joint facilities Record Voucher List Eastern Division North Topeka Kansas, and CRi&P, corrected to December 31, 1969, p. 2.  R.L. Crump/Priest Library, Temple Archives.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Industry Tracks Records.  Industry Track Records are also in two  forms.  There is a listing which is covered in Santa Fe company documents (Western Lines) or an index (Eastern Lines and Gulf Lines) and there is a line map.  The Coast Lines listed the industry tracks as a table as a part of the Side Track Records.  The line map was an appendix to the contract governing the industry track.  The records were maintained by the division engineer and kept up to date.  The Eastern and Western Lines maintained the maps for each industry or spur.  The Gulf Lines maintained maps of all industries in an area.   The maps show the track layout in relation to Santa Fe tracks, often a footprint of the industry or industries, the contract number, and who is responsible for maintenance for each part of the track structure.  A small sample of these records is shown here.  To see the full-size image, click on the thumbnail.

Industry Track Record Blish, Mize & Silliman Hardware Co. Atchison, Kansas, Dec 31, 1969.  R.L. Crump/Priest Library, Temple Archives.
IndustryTrack Record Parity Mills, Textron, Inc. Oxford, Kansas, Dec 31, 1969.  R.L. Crump/Priest Library, Temple Archives.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Industry Track Record, American Desk Manufacturing co., Western Auto, Certain-teed Products Corp., Temple, Texas, corrected to June 1, 1976. Americn Desk Manufacturing Co. started in 1927 makes school desks and in 1961 became ArtcoBell. Certain-teed is a building material company.  R.L. Crump/Priest Library, Temple Archives.
Industry Track Record, Houston Power and Lighting Co. Smithers Lake, Texas, corrected to June 1, 1976. This is a coal-fired electric generating plant opened in 1957.  R.L. Crump/Priest Library, Temple Archives.