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Date: 08/15/13 17:42
An ATSF yesteryear scene at Hutchinson, KS
Author: JoCoLB

This photo, courtesy of the Kansas State Historical Society, shows ATSF Railway locomotive No. 2841 pulling a large number of grain hopper cars next to a huge grain elevator in Hutchinson, KS, sometime in the 1960s. Photo credit was given to Orville Brent, Jr. Unknown is the date when the photo was taken. It is believed the picture was taken between 1964 and 1969, according to the KSHS.




Date: 08/15/13 18:35
Re: An ATSF yesteryear scene at Hutchinson, KS
Author: The_Chief_Way

Mr. Brent was an ATSF company photographer



Date: 08/15/13 18:39
Re: An ATSF yesteryear scene at Hutchinson, KS
Author: unclebob

It's 230 feet high, 127 feet deep and 2,577 feet long. Two tracks on each side and located between 4th and 11th Avenue's, just to the east of Halstead Street.



Date: 08/15/13 20:05
Re: An ATSF yesteryear scene at Hutchinson, KS
Author: wag216

Orville and his brother, lived across the street from my house. 1400 block of Fillmore St., Topeka, Ks. The very first 5 x 7 that I had (and still do) was printed by Orville. wag216



Date: 08/15/13 21:40
Re: An ATSF yesteryear scene at Hutchinson, KS
Author: jmw

That grain elevator is insane!

JMW
http://waidephoto.smugmug.com/Trains



Date: 08/15/13 21:58
Re: An ATSF yesteryear scene at Hutchinson, KS
Author: coach

I cannot believe how huge that grain storage elevator is. I really can't.



Date: 08/15/13 22:43
Re: An ATSF yesteryear scene at Hutchinson, KS
Author: Evan_Werkema

Color photos were also taken that day, and some can be found on p.28 of Santa Fe Heritage v.4. The covered hoppers are Ga-137 class, which were built new by Pullman Standard in 1963.



Date: 08/16/13 07:08
Re: An ATSF yesteryear scene at Hutchinson, KS
Author: mopacrr

40+ years ago when I attended Junior College there. There were 9 active elevators and one flour mill. Today the flour mill is gone, and about five or so elevators are active.



Date: 08/16/13 12:08
Re: An ATSF yesteryear scene at Hutchinson, KS
Author: SD45X

That elevator ranks as one of the biggest I was told, if not The biggest.



Date: 08/18/13 16:35
Re: An ATSF yesteryear scene at Hutchinson, KS
Author: rrman6

FAR-MAR-CO / FARMLAND INDUSTRIES once owned it and it was built by by the Borton Co. of Hutchinson. This construction firm built most the concrete elevators in Kansas and into several other surrounding states.



Date: 08/18/13 18:48
Re: An ATSF yesteryear scene at Hutchinson, KS
Author: jonjonjonjon

And it's still there - according to Google




Date: 08/19/13 00:33
Re: An ATSF yesteryear scene at Hutchinson, KS
Author: boiler77

I think, it is THE biggest elevator - for Kansas! Saw it this year with a ADM switcher beside the south front. A impressive structure!! Yeah.
Phil from Berlin - Germany






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