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By:Matthew Zisi
Dates:3/16/2017 - 3/16/2017
Album Info:Without a doubt, one of the most beautiful train stations in the United States is located right in the center of the country-Topeka, Kansas. It's not the Amtrak depot (nothing against that one), but the Union Pacific station, downtown. Opened in 1927, the station's massive scope and grand architecture encapture the days when railroads were the finest way to travel in the United States. It last served passenger trains in 1971, was abandoned by Union Pacific in 1989, and was severely damaged by a fire in 1992. Fortunately, a group renovated it, restoring it back to its 1927 glory. Now, the station is a museum, the home of the Kansas Hall of Fame, an event center, and a great spot for watching Union Pacific trains. If you are ever in Topeka, be sure to come visit!
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Great Overland Station
Title:  Great Overland Station
Description:  The Union Pacific Station in Topeka! Designed by Gilbert Stanley Underwood, this station opened January 27, 1927. Said to be one of the finest on the UP, and I must agree!
Photo Date:  3/16/2017  Upload Date: 7/22/2018 7:01:52 AM
Location:  Topeka, KS
Author:  Matthew Zisi
Categories:  Station
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Great Overland Station
Title:  Great Overland Station
Description:  This station is Topekas most historic! The Santa Fe also had a Harvey House in town, but it was torn down for a newer, smaller station built in the 1950s, leaving this as the sole example of Topekas large stations.
Photo Date:  3/16/2017  Upload Date: 7/22/2018 7:15:12 AM
Location:  Topeka, KS
Author:  Matthew Zisi
Categories:  Station
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Great Overland Station
Title:  Great Overland Station
Description:  Abandoned in 1988 and severely damaged by fire in 1992, this station was bought by Railroad Heritage, Inc., and beautifully restored. Reopened in 2004, the station now houses a railroad museum, the Kansas Hall of Fame, and an event center.
Photo Date:  3/16/2017  Upload Date: 7/22/2018 7:17:17 AM
Location:  Topeka, KS
Author:  Matthew Zisi
Categories:  Station
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Entrance to the Museum
Title:  Entrance to the Museum
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Photo Date:  3/16/2017  Upload Date: 7/22/2018 7:26:18 AM
Location:  Topeka, KS
Author:  Matthew Zisi
Categories:  Station
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Locomotive Cab
Title:  Locomotive Cab
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Photo Date:  3/16/2017  Upload Date: 7/22/2018 7:28:05 AM
Location:  Topeka, KS
Author:  Matthew Zisi
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Set of Controls in Locomotive Cab
Title:  Set of Controls in Locomotive Cab
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Photo Date:  3/16/2017  Upload Date: 7/22/2018 7:28:46 AM
Location:  Topeka, KS
Author:  Matthew Zisi
Categories:  InCab
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Chair from Locomotive Cab
Title:  Chair from Locomotive Cab
Description:  If you look closely, you can see the Burlington Northern logo on the back and on the seat.
Photo Date:  3/16/2017  Upload Date: 7/22/2018 7:29:55 AM
Location:  Topeka, KS
Author:  Matthew Zisi
Categories:  InCab
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More Locomotive Controls
Title:  More Locomotive Controls
Description: 
Photo Date:  3/16/2017  Upload Date: 7/22/2018 7:30:30 AM
Location:  Topeka, KS
Author:  Matthew Zisi
Categories:  InCab
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More Locomotive Controls
Title:  More Locomotive Controls
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Photo Date:  3/16/2017  Upload Date: 7/22/2018 7:31:02 AM
Location:  Topeka, KS
Author:  Matthew Zisi
Categories:  InCab
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Great Overland Station
Title:  Great Overland Station
Description:  Grand entrance hall to the station. Tickets were purchased at left, I think.
Photo Date:  3/16/2017  Upload Date: 7/22/2018 7:32:12 AM
Location:  Topeka, KS
Author:  Matthew Zisi
Categories:  Station
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Great Overland Station
Title:  Great Overland Station
Description:  Grand entrance hall
Photo Date:  3/16/2017  Upload Date: 7/22/2018 7:32:53 AM
Location:  Topeka, KS
Author:  Matthew Zisi
Categories:  Station
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Great Overland Station
Title:  Great Overland Station
Description:  You can see the Union Pacific logo above the door.
Photo Date:  3/16/2017  Upload Date: 7/22/2018 7:33:37 AM
Location:  Topeka, KS
Author:  Matthew Zisi
Categories:  Station
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Kansas Hall of Fame
Title:  Kansas Hall of Fame
Description:  The station now houses the Kansas Hall of Fame, as well.
Photo Date:  3/16/2017  Upload Date: 7/22/2018 7:34:36 AM
Location:  Topeka, KS
Author:  Matthew Zisi
Categories:  Station
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Model
Title:  Model
Description:  Nice model of Santa Fe 2342
Photo Date:  3/16/2017  Upload Date: 7/22/2018 7:35:36 AM
Location:  Topeka, KS
Author:  Matthew Zisi
Categories:  Model,Station
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Bell from ATSF 3463
Title:  Bell from ATSF 3463
Description:  The engine this came from has been preserved and can still be seen between the Topeka Harley dealership and the Landon Arena, on the site of the old fairgrounds.
Photo Date:  3/16/2017  Upload Date: 7/22/2018 7:38:01 AM
Location:  Topeka, KS
Author:  Matthew Zisi
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  ATSF 3463(4-6-4)
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Union Pacific Logo
Title:  Union Pacific Logo
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Photo Date:  3/16/2017  Upload Date: 7/22/2018 7:38:43 AM
Location:  Topeka, KS
Author:  Matthew Zisi
Categories:  Station
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Great Overland Station
Title:  Great Overland Station
Description:  Even the floors are nice at this station!
Photo Date:  3/16/2017  Upload Date: 7/22/2018 7:39:21 AM
Location:  Topeka, KS
Author:  Matthew Zisi
Categories:  Station
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Great Overland Station
Title:  Great Overland Station
Description:  Grand entrance hall
Photo Date:  3/16/2017  Upload Date: 7/22/2018 7:40:06 AM
Location:  Topeka, KS
Author:  Matthew Zisi
Categories:  Station
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Santa Fe Bell
Title:  Santa Fe Bell
Description:  Another bell, though I forget which engine this came from.
Photo Date:  3/16/2017  Upload Date: 7/22/2018 7:41:01 AM
Location:  Topeka, KS
Author:  Matthew Zisi
Categories:  Steam
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Super Chief Chairs
Title:  Super Chief Chairs
Description:  These chairs came from the dining car of the Super Chief.
Photo Date:  3/16/2017  Upload Date: 7/22/2018 7:41:53 AM
Location:  Topeka, KS
Author:  Matthew Zisi
Categories:  Passenger
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UP 4378
Title:  UP 4378
Description:  While I was there, a train went by!
Photo Date:  3/16/2017  Upload Date: 7/22/2018 7:42:48 AM
Location:  Topeka, KS
Author:  Matthew Zisi
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  UP 4378(SD70M)
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EMP, CSX Containers
Title:  EMP, CSX Containers
Description: 
Photo Date:  3/16/2017  Upload Date: 7/22/2018 7:43:39 AM
Location:  Topeka, KS
Author:  Matthew Zisi
Categories:  RollingStock
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DTTX 788044
Title:  DTTX 788044
Description: 
Photo Date:  3/16/2017  Upload Date: 7/22/2018 7:44:22 AM
Location:  Topeka, KS
Author:  Matthew Zisi
Categories:  RollingStock
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DTTX 471504
Title:  DTTX 471504
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Photo Date:  3/16/2017  Upload Date: 7/22/2018 7:45:09 AM
Location:  Topeka, KS
Author:  Matthew Zisi
Categories:  RollingStock
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UMAX Ends Train
Title:  UMAX Ends Train
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Photo Date:  3/16/2017  Upload Date: 7/22/2018 7:45:49 AM
Location:  Topeka, KS
Author:  Matthew Zisi
Categories:  RollingStock
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Tracks behind the Station
Title:  Tracks behind the Station
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Photo Date:  3/16/2017  Upload Date: 7/22/2018 7:46:37 AM
Location:  Topeka, KS
Author:  Matthew Zisi
Categories:  Track
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Great Overland Station Dining Room
Title:  Great Overland Station Dining Room
Description:  The Union Pacifics Dining Car and Hotel Department operated this room, which soon became a favorite of Topekans as well as travellers.
Photo Date:  3/16/2017  Upload Date: 7/22/2018 7:48:31 AM
Location:  Topeka, KS
Author:  Matthew Zisi
Categories:  Station
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Welda Santa Fe Depot
Title:  Welda Santa Fe Depot
Description:  This little depot is more representative of the type often found in small towns. Welda is a small town, with a population of only 129 at the last census! Fortunately, their station has been preserved.
Photo Date:  3/16/2017  Upload Date: 7/22/2018 6:56:59 AM
Location:  Topeka, KS
Author:  Matthew Zisi
Categories:  Station
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Welda Santa Fe Depot
Title:  Welda Santa Fe Depot
Description:  This little depot is more representative of the type often found in small towns. Welda is a small town, with a population of only 129 at the last census! Fortunately, their station has been preserved.
Photo Date:  3/16/2017  Upload Date: 7/22/2018 6:58:22 AM
Location:  Topeka, KS
Author:  Matthew Zisi
Categories:  Yard,Station
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Detroit & Mackinac 25011
Title:  Detroit & Mackinac 25011
Description: 
Photo Date:  3/16/2017  Upload Date: 7/22/2018 6:56:06 AM
Location:  Topeka, KS
Author:  Matthew Zisi
Categories:  RollingStock
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Santa Fe 3906
Title:  Santa Fe 3906
Description: 
Photo Date:  3/16/2017  Upload Date: 7/22/2018 7:03:12 AM
Location:  Topeka, KS
Author:  Matthew Zisi
Categories:  Passenger
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Santa Fe 406
Title:  Santa Fe 406
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Photo Date:  3/16/2017  Upload Date: 7/22/2018 7:03:59 AM
Location:  Topeka, KS
Author:  Matthew Zisi
Categories:  Passenger
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Santa Fe 406
Title:  Santa Fe 406
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Photo Date:  3/16/2017  Upload Date: 7/22/2018 7:04:38 AM
Location:  Topeka, KS
Author:  Matthew Zisi
Categories:  Passenger
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Santa Fe 10200
Title:  Santa Fe 10200
Description:  Refrigerator car
Photo Date:  3/16/2017  Upload Date: 7/22/2018 7:05:18 AM
Location:  Topeka, KS
Author:  Matthew Zisi
Categories:  RollingStock
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Santa Fe 406
Title:  Santa Fe 406
Description:  with Great Overland Station in background.
Photo Date:  3/16/2017  Upload Date: 7/22/2018 7:06:06 AM
Location:  Topeka, KS
Author:  Matthew Zisi
Categories:  Passenger
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Santa Fe 1000
Title:  Santa Fe 1000
Description: 
Photo Date:  3/16/2017  Upload Date: 7/22/2018 7:07:01 AM
Location:  Topeka, KS
Author:  Matthew Zisi
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Two Stations
Title:  Two Stations
Description:  Comparison shot of the two depots.
Photo Date:  3/16/2017  Upload Date: 7/22/2018 7:07:47 AM
Location:  Topeka, KS
Author:  Matthew Zisi
Categories:  Station
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Detroit & Mackinac 25011
Title:  Detroit & Mackinac 25011
Description:  A little far from its original railroad!
Photo Date:  3/16/2017  Upload Date: 7/22/2018 7:08:41 AM
Location:  Topeka, KS
Author:  Matthew Zisi
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Great Overland Station
Title:  Great Overland Station
Description:  This station served passenger trains for over 40 years until 1971, when Amtrak took over and decided to use the Santa Fe depot instead.
Photo Date:  3/16/2017  Upload Date: 7/22/2018 7:22:27 AM
Location:  Topeka, KS
Author:  Matthew Zisi
Categories:  Station
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Great Overland Station
Title:  Great Overland Station
Description:  Definitely worth a visit if you ever get to Topeka!
Photo Date:  3/16/2017  Upload Date: 7/22/2018 7:23:19 AM
Location:  Topeka, KS
Author:  Matthew Zisi
Categories:  Station
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BNSF Railway Offices
Title:  BNSF Railway Offices
Description:  Last picture of album. Thanks for viewing!
Photo Date:  3/16/2017  Upload Date: 7/22/2018 7:49:13 AM
Location:  Topeka, KS
Author:  Matthew Zisi
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