maps represent an important historical record, illustrating the
growth of travel and settlement as well as the development of
industry and agriculture in the United States. They depict the
development of cartographic style and technique, highlighting
the achievement of early railroaders. Included in the collection
are progress report surveys for individual lines, official government
surveys, promotional maps, maps showing land grants and rights-of-way,
and route guides published by commercial firms.
Below is a
small sampling of the maps on this CD. And below the maps is a
table with a description of the entirety of the maps offered on
this CD. Each map is stored in MrSID format.
format allows you to see the entire map on your computer screen
or drill down to see the smallest details. The original maps are
often quite large, as much as 36" long or larger and quite
detailed. With the MrSID software, you can manipulate the map
to print the entire map in great detail or zoom into a portion
of the map in full detail for viewing or printing. You could even
bring the images to a local print shop to have the maps reprinted
in their full size. (MrSID software is included on the CD.)
give you a sample of the detail you can expect in these maps,
here is an example based on a panoramic map of Washington, DC.
and Tennessee River Railroad. Map showing the line of
the Alabama & Tennessee River Rail Road and its proposed
extensions; exhibiting also the contiguous mineral deposits
and zone of production. County and township map of Alabama
and vicinity showing drainage, cities and towns, and main
railroads in heavy lines. Chartered in 1848. Reorganized
in 1866 under title of Selma, Rome, and Dalton Railroad.
Scale 1:1,267,200. G.W. & C.B. Colton & Co. CREATED/PUBLISHED
New York, 1867, c1865. Scale 1:1,267,200.
and Pacific Railroad Company. Maps showing the Atlantic
& Pacific Railroad and leased lines. Special map shows the
main line and land grant in Missouri and includes iron and
lead regions; general map covers United States showing the
railroad network with the main lines distinguished by color;
created by Act of Congress, July 27, 1866, with a land grant
of 42 million acres; entry 329 shows extent of land grant
in Arizona and New Mexico. G.W. & C.B. Colton & Co. CREATED/PUBLISHED
New York, 1873. Scale ca. 1:150,000 and ca. 1:7,000,000.
and Ohio Railroad Company. A map of the Baltimore &
Ohio Railroad and its principal connecting lines uniting
all parts of the East & West. A. Hoen & Co. CREATED/PUBLISHED
Baltimore, Lith. by A. Hoen & Co.  Scale ca. 1:8,5000,000
Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company. Chicago to San
Franciso via the Burlington Route. Contains profiles and
elevation of lines, indicates geographic regions, industry
and agriculture, mileage, stage connections, and railroads.
"The above three sections, showing the line of railroad
from Chicago to San Francisco giving distances, elevations
above the sea, quality of soil and country, population of
towns and cities, lakes, rivers, mountains, connecting railroad
lines, and all items of interest of which a traveller would
desire to know, in regard to the Great Route Across the
continent. Armed with this Guide, the passenger needs to
further information." H.R. Page & Co. CREATED/PUBLISHED
Chicago, c1879. Scale ca. 1:3,000,000.
(The above are some of the maps on this CD)
And there are 94 more!
CD Contains 98 Railroad Maps from Railroad Lines Alabama and Tennessee
River Railroad to Corpus Christi and Rio Grande Railway. Here
is a list of all the Railroad Lines represented.
- Alabama and Tennessee River Railroad
- Albemarle and Pantego Railroad.
- Allegheny Railroad and Coal Company.
- American Central Railway.
- Arkansas Central Railroad.
- Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad Company
- Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
- Atlanta and LaGrange Rail Road Company
- Atlanta and West Point Rail Road Company
- Atlantic and Great Western Railway Company
- Atlantic and Pacific Railroad Company
- Atlantic, Mississippi & Ohio Railroad Company
- Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company
- Baltimore and Susquehanna Railroad Company
- Bellaire, Zanesville & Cincinnati Railway.
- Bellefontaine and Indiana Railroad Company
- Black Diamond System
- Boston & Woonsocket Railroad.
- Boston and Lowell Railroad Corporation
- Boston and Maine Railroad
- Boston and Providence Railroad Corporation
- Boston, Concord, and Montreal Railroad
- Boston, Hoosac Tunnel, and Western Railway.
- Brooklyn City Railroad.
- Burlington and Missouri River Railroad Company
- Burlington, Cedar Rapids, and Minnesota Railroad Company
- Cairo and Fulton Railroad Company
- California and Nevada Railroad.
- Canadian Pacific Railway Company
- Catawissa, Williamsport and Erie Railroad Company
- Central Ohio Railroad Company
- Central Pacific Railroad Company
- Central Railroad Extension Company of Long Island.
- Charleston and Savannah Railroad
- Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad Company
- Chester, Iron Mountain, and Western Railroad.
- Chicago & Pacific Railroad
- Chicago Great Western Railway Company (1892-1909)
- Chicago and Alton Railroad Company
- Chicago and Canada Southern Railway Company.
- Chicago and North Western Railway Company
- Chicago and Rock Island Railroad Company
- Chicago and Southwestern Railway Company
- Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company
- Chicago, Kansas, and Nebraska Railway
- Chicago, Milwaukee, and St. Paul Railway Company
- Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad Company (1866-1880)
- Chicago, St. Paul & Fond du Lac Rail-Road Company
- Cincinnati Railway.
- Cincinnati Southern Railway Company
- Cincinnati, Virginia, and Carolina Railway.
- Cleveland & Toledo Railroad
- Cleveland and Mahoning Rail Road Company
- Cleveland and Pittsburgh Railroad
- Coal and Iron Railway.
- Cocheco Railroad.
- Columbia-Philadelphia Railroad
- Columbus and Pensacola Railroad.
- Columbus, Chicago, and Indiana Central Railway.
- Connecticut Western Railroad Co.
- Consolidated Southern Railway.
- Continental Railway.
- Corpus Christi and Rio Grande Railway.
Each map contains
a wealth of interesting details to explore over and over again.
This is a must have collection for any 19th century American railroad
With this CD, you will be able to trace the old railroads that
made this country great in the 19th century and learn many interesting
facts about the various railroad lines both from the provided
descriptions and the detailed annotations found on many of the
To use this
software, you must install the free ExpressView MrSid software
which is included on the CD. This is a 30 second process and will
allow you to view and manipulate/print all the maps in this CD
collection in full detail. There is a version for Windows
platforms and full installation instructions
are included on the CD.