50’ gondola with fishbelly side and drop ends is painted mineral
brown with white lettering and runs on brown roller bearing trucks.
ATSF 75043 was built in January 1954 and was last serviced in
April of 1974, at the Topeka, Kansas shop. The Atchison &
Topeka Railroad was chartered in 1859 to join the cities of Atchison
and Topeka then planned to continue southwest toward Santa Fe.
“Santa Fe” was added to the corporate name in 1863.