Railroad cars

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Photograph of a Missouri and Kansas Interurban Railway, also known as the Strang Line, car circa 1920. Several men can be seen looking through the car's windows, and buildings can be seen in the background of the image.

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Photographs

Photograph of Missouri and Kansas Interurban Railway, also known as the Strang Line, cars standing on railroad tracks circa 1915. The front of a car reads "Santa Fe Trail Route," and two men sit inside the open-wided car, with five men standing on the ground alongside. 

Strang Line Car
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Photographs

Photograph of the front section of a Strang Line trolley car in the early 1900s. A man is seen walking alongside the car, while another stands inside it.

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Photographs

Photograph of a trolley car traveling along the Strang Line interurban railway tracks in the early 1900s. A stone car barn and engine room are visible in the background. 

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Photographs

Undated photograph of Mexican railroad workers posing in front of a boxcar in Kansas City, Kansas.

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Illustrations

Illustration of adults and children performing tasks around the exterior of an Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad car. Railroad companies reused cars as housing for Mexican railroad workers, many of whom were recent immigrants could not find or afford more permanent housing.

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Photographs

Two photographs of the viaduct at Goddard Viaduct in Kansas City, Kansas. The viaduct, built in 1923, replaced an earlier structure and allowed Goddard Avenue to continue over the rail yards in the Argentine neighborhood.

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Photographs

A woman and her child outside of the boxcar where they lived. Railroad companies reused cars as housing for Mexican railroad workers, many of whom were recent immigrants could not find or afford more permanent housing.

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Photographs

Photograph of railroad cars used as housing for Mexican railroad workers. Many workers were recent immigrants could not find or afford more permanent housing, leading to railroad companies repurposing railcars into bunkhouses for their employees.

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