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Santa Fe courier nurses

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Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company

Date: Between 1960 and 1969

Level of Description: Item

Material Type: Photograph

Call Number: ATSF Series 1, #17.31-1405

Unit ID: 215403

Summary: This black and white photograph shows two Santa Fe courier nurses dressed in turquoise and mesa blue uniforms standing beside the "Hi-Level El Capitan" that traveled between Chicago Illinois and Los Angeles California. The Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company assigned registered nurses, known as couriers, to their passenger trains from the 1930s to the 1960s to attend to the medical needs of passengers. During their cross country travels the nurses, also, assisted with certain administrative duties or errands that required attention.

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Title (Main title): Santa Fe courier nurses

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