The Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway in the
1860s followed the old Santa Fe Trail.
Beginning in Topeka, Kansas, the line reached
New Mexico and moved quickly across Arizona
to California in 1883 after purchasing the
Southwest Pacific Railroad from future Arizona
Governor John C. Fremont. In Arizona alone,
eating houses at Winslow, Williams, Seligman,
Kingman and Ash Fork appeared by 1901, the
year Harvey died. By then the Fred Harvey
Company included 15 hotels, 47 restaurants and
30 dining cars on nearly 12,000 miles of track.
Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe
Railway in Arizona