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Atchison Railroad Museum and onward to Dodge City 8/30/2021

by Chris Guenzler

After packing up the car, our group left and headed to the depot at South Gifford.

South Gifford Chicago, Burlington and Quincy station. From here Greg drove us to Marceline.

Santa Fe SD40 5008 on display here.

Santa Fe caboose 999471 built in 1942.

Santa Fe 2-8-0 2546 on display, built in 1911 for Kansas City, Mexico and Orient Railroad and sold to the Santa Fe in 1927.

The Maceline Santa Fe station, now home to the Walt Disney Museum, which is closed on Mondays.

My extremely loving wife Elizabeth and the Maceline Santa Fe station. Greg next drove us out of state.

We crossed the Missouri River into Kansas, a new state for Greg and Marty. We stopped and visited the Atchison Railroad Museum.

Santa Fe 2-8-0 811 built by Baldwin in Philadelphia in 1901.

Missouri Pacific Eagle Merchandise Service 40 foot box car 121175.

Santa Fe caboose 999468 built 1928.

Kansas City Southern caboose 400 built in 1976.

Burlington Northern caboose 10410, originally Chicago, Burlington and Quincy 13544, built in 1954.

Chicago, Burlington & Quincy coach 4703 "Silver Gleam" built in 1940.

Chicago, Burlington & Quincy United States Railway Post Office Car 1604 "Silver Pouch" built in 1940.

Santa Fe caboose 999592, originally 2464, built in 1949.

Santa Fe caboose 999575, originally 2296, built in 1948.

Chicago, Burlington & Quincy coach 4712 "Silver Crown" built in 1940.

Missouri Pacific Maintenance-of-Way dining car 14259 built in 1962.

Missouri Pacific Lines Baggage Car .

Missouri Pacific wide-vision caboose 1361 built in 1973.

Missouri Pacific Snowplow 579 built in 1928 using a tender from a former steam engine.

Museum view.

The Santa Fe freight house in Atchison, Kansas.

The sign explaining the Santa Fe Railroad's beginnings. We left for points west and stopped for lunch at Jerseys Mike, then Elizabeth started driving the rest of the way.

Union Pacific 2-8-0 447 built in 1901 at Salina.

Chris in the cab.

Elizabeth in the cab. From here we went to Great Bend.

Santa Fe 4-6-2 3416 built in 1919.

Santa Fe Great Bend Station built in 1910. We drove the rest of the way to Dodge City arriving there at 9:00 PM then checked into the Best Western Plus and called it a night.