Hand-tooled painted leather Kachina on stainless steel door panel. From Santa Fe lightweight streamlined lounge car, ca 1950. Gift of Kate Schultz
The Museum of the American Railroad features one of the nation's most extensive and significant collections of items from the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway. Included are locomotives, passenger & freight cars, an interlocking tower, and numerous supporting artifacts & archival material. Featured below are key pieces of rolling stock in the Museum’s Historic Santa Fe Collection.
The Museum was fortunate to have had a close relationship with the Dallas office of Santa Fe’s Public Relations Department. Dating back to the mid-1960s during the Museum’s formative years, requests for donation of items were nearly always favorably met by the railroad. Due in large part to the efforts of L. J. (Lenny) Cassell, Director of the Dallas PR office and Tom Murphy, Assistant Director, with the blessing of Bill Burke, Director of the Chicago PR office, the Museum now exhibits a superlative assemblage of Santa Fe Railway history.
The Museum continues to enjoy the interest and support of the Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Railway through its local operations and Corporate Offices in Fort Worth, Texas. We are pleased and honored to represent the rich history and heritage of BNSF and its predecessor lines, including Santa Fe, Burlington, Fort Worth & Denver, Colorado & Southern, and Northern Pacific.
The Historic Santa Fe Collection includes:
Brill RPO/Baggage Motorcar M-160, 1931
EMD FP-45 Diesel-electric Locomotive #107, BNSF #97, 1967
EMD F-7A Diesel-electric Locomotive #49, (created from CN #9167), 1952
ALCO PA-1 Diesel-electric Locomotive #59L, 1948
Pullman Heavyweight Parlor-Club Car #3231, 1914
Pullman Heavyweight Barber Shop Lounge Car “San Bartolo,” 1926
Pullman Lightweight Coach Observation Car #3197, 1940
Budd Lightweight Lunch Counter Diner #1550, 1948
Budd Lightweight Lunch Counter Diner #1554. 1948
Budd Lightweight 10-Roomette-6 dbl Bedroom Sleeping Car “Pine Ring,” 1950
Topeka Shops, Class CE-1, all-steel Caboose #999311, 1949
Interlocking Tower #19 (GC&SF/MKT), 1903