Message #373:
From: AzTeC SW Archaeology SIG
To:   "'Matthias Giessler'" 
Subject: Origin Of The AT&SF Railway Symbol


[ AzTeC / SWA SASIG ] :

From: Rolf Sinclair, NSF Physics Division

Can anyone please tell me the origin of the AT&SF Railway symbol -- the
horizontal and vertical crossbars in a circle, with "Santa Fe" on the 
horizontal bar, that was displayed on countless boxcars and 
advertisements throughout the country. Was it inspired by a Southwest 
motif? Or did  it originate earlier in the East, and travel west with 
the railway? Rolf Sinclair