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Santa Fe Railroad,

former U.S. railroad, chartered in 1863 as the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe RR; opened to traffic in 1864. Construction continued, and in 1880 it reached Santa Fe, N.Mex.; the following year the railroad connected with the Southern PacificSouthern Pacific Company,
transportation system chartered (1865) in California and later reincorporated in Kentucky (1885) and Delaware (1947). Small railroads—known collectively as the Southern Pacific—were built and merged after 1865 in S California to provide
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 RR. The railroad acquired several small lines, and further construction followed; by the early 1890s the Santa Fe, with its 9,000 mi (14,480 km) of track and connections to Chicago and Los Angeles, became one of the world's longest railroad systems. Poor management and a reckless dividend policy combined with the depression of 1893, however, to bankrupt the railroad company, which in 1895 was reorganized as the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company. In the 20th cent. the railroad increased its holdings; by 1929 it had 13,000 mi. (20,917 km) of track in the Southwest. In the 1960s a holding company, Santa Fe Industries, was created for the railroad and various subsidiaries. After the Interstate Commerce Commission blocked a merger with the Southern Pacific Company (1988), Santa Fe Industries reorganized, and the railroad emerged as a part of the newly named Santa Fe Pacific Corporation. In 1995 the Santa Fe Pacific Corporation merged with the Burlington Northern RR to become the Burlington Northern Sante Fe RailwayBurlington Northern Santa Fe Railway,
railroad system in much of the United States (except the Northeast) and in S Canada, created in 1995 from the merger of Burlington Northern Inc. and the Santa Fe Pacific Corp. (see Santa Fe RR).
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The building is also known as the Santa Fe Building because it was formerly the headquarters of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway, a predecessor to today's BNSF Railway.
This history focuses on the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company's early efforts to highlight Santa Fe as an ideal tourism destination.
Prior to KCS, he served as vice president of sales for the southwestern region of Pacer International and began his career with Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway in 1980, where over 20 years, he held various intermodal and automotive marketing positions.
George's railroad career spans 40 years beginning in 1971 with the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway (now BNSF), where he held various posts in the Operating department, advancing to assistant vice president operations in 1995.
Haverty served as President of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway.
In 1970, he moved to the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway where he held various operating positions before serving as president and chief operating officer from 1989 to 1991.
Jensen further stated that the Company intends to use most of the net proceeds for the purchase of approximately 1,391,000 acres of land and related water and mineral rights located in Nevada from The Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company ("Santa Fe").
He also has held management marketing positions of increasing responsibility with several motor carriers, Sea-Land Service and Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company.
CO: Western Water Company; Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Co.
BUSINESS WIRE)-- April 14, 1995--Burlington Northern Railroad (BN), the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway (Santa Fe) and Southern Pacific Lines (SP) (NYSE:RSP) agreed yesterday to a package of trackage rights and haulage services that addresses competitive impacts of the proposed merger of Burlington Northern Inc.
Arizona & California began operations May 9, 1991 over track and trackage rights acquired from the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway between Phoenix, Ariz.