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.
Olney, and Ohio River Railroad. Map of the Danville,
Olney & Ohio River Railroad and its connections. Map of
the north-central states showing drainage, cities and towns,
township and county boundaries, coal fields in Illinois,
and the railroad network with emphasis on the main line.
G.W. & C.B. Colton & Co. CREATED/PUBLISHED New York, 1881.
and Winnipeg Railway Company. Map showing the route
of the Duluth & Winnipeg Railroad and its connections. p
shows the north-central states with drainage, cities and
towns, and the railroad network indicated. Emphasizes the
main line. G.W. & C.B. Colton & Co. CREATED/PUBLISHED New
York, 1881. Scale 1:2,217,600.
Transit and Peninsula Railroad. Maps showing the Florida
Transit and Peninsula Rail Road and its connections. Maps
of southern United States. Main map covers Floria and vicinity
and indicates drainage, cities and towns, township and county
boundaries, railroads, and the land grant in central Florida.
General map shows connections to southern and Gulf states.
G.W. & C.B. Colton & Co. CREATED/PUBLISHED New York, 1882.
Scale 1:1,140,000 and 1:3,800,000.
Central Railway (U.S.). International rail road guide
of the Great Central Route. Shows railroad lines in the
north-central and northeastern United States connecting
with the Michigan Central and New York Central Railroads.
Tunis, W. E. CREATED/PUBLISHED Niagara Falls, N.Y., [1855?]
Scale ca. 1:4,000,000.
(The above are some of the maps on this CD)
And there are 57 more!
CD Contains 61 Railroad Maps from Railroad Lines Danville and
Pottsville Rail Road Company to Kansas and Gulf Short Line Railroad.
Here is a list of all the Railroad Lines represented.
- Danville and Pottsville Rail Road Company
- Danville, Olney, and Ohio River Railroad.
- Danville, Urbana, Bloomington, and Pekin Railroad.
- Delaware and North River Railroad.
- Denver and Rio Grande Railway Company
- Duluth and Winnipeg Railway Company
- East River Rail Road Company
- East Tennessee, Virginia, and Georgia Railroad Company
- Eastern Kentucky Railroad.
- Eastern Shore Railroad.
- Erie Railway
- Evansville & Crawfordsville Rail Road Company
- Fitchburg Railroad
- Florida Railroad Company
- Florida Transit and Peninsula Railroad.
- Fort Scott, Topeka, and Lincoln Railroad.
- Fort Wayne and Southern Railroad.
- Fox River Valley Railroad.
- Fredericksburg and Gordonsville Railroad.
- Fremont and Indiana Railroad Company
- Galena and Chicago Union Railroad Company
- Geneva and Hornellsville Railroad.
- Georgia Railroad
- Gettysburg Railroad.
- Grand Rapids and Indiana Railroad Company
- Great Central Railway (U.S.)
- Great Kennesaw Route.
- Great Western and Lake Erie Railroad.
- Hannibal and St. Joseph Railroad Company
- Harrisburg to Pittsburgh Railroad.
- Hillsborough and Cincinnati Railroad Company
- Houston & Texas Central Railway Company.
- Hudson River Railroad
- Illinois Central Railroad Company
- Indiana and Illinois Central Railway Company
- Indiana, Bloomington, and Western Railway.
- Indianapolis and Peru Railroad Company
- Iowa & Missouri State Line Railroad.
- Iowa Central Air Line Railroad.
- Iowa Railroad.
- Jackson, Lansing, and Saginaw Railroad.
- Jacksonville, Northwestern & Southeastern Railway Company
- Jersey City, Hoboken & Rutherford Electric Railway.
- Kansas and Gulf Short Line Railroad.
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.