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.
Southern Railroad. Skeleton map, showing the position
and connections of the Michigan Southern Rail Road (from
Toledo to Chicago) with the several great rail road routes
to the Atlantic seaboard and New York City via the south
shore of Lake Erie. Outline map of the northeastern United
States showing railroads in operation, under construction,
and under proposal. Chartered in 1846 and consolidated April
1855 with the Northern Indiana Railroad under the name Michigan
Southern and Northern Indiana Railroad. Jervis, John B.
(John Bloomfield), 1795-1885. CREATED/PUBLISHED N[ew] Y[ork],
1850. Scale ca. 1:3,000,000.
York and Erie Railroad Company. Map of New York & Erie
Rail Road and its connections; the most direct route from
New York to all western cities and towns. Outline map of
the northeastern and north-central United States with the
railroad network overprinted in red. A red border is printed
around the map simulating a wooden frame. Colton, J. H.
(Joseph Hutchins), 1800-1893. CREATED/PUBLISHED N[ew] Y[ork]
J.H. Colton & Co., 1855. Scale ca. 1:3,250,000.
and Western Railroad Company. The Virginia, Tennessee,
and Georgia Air Line; the Shenandoah Valley R.R.; Norfolk
& Western R.R.; East Tennessee, Virginia, & Georgia R.R.
(its leased lines,) and their connections. Map of the eastern
United States showing relief by hachures, drainage, cities
and towns, and the railroad network emphasizing the main
lines. Rand McNally and Company. CREATED/PUBLISHED Chicago,
Pacific Railroad Company. Northern Pacific Railway 1900.
Map of northern United States from the Great Lakes to the
Pacific Ocean showing reliief by hachures, drainage, cities
and towns, forest and timber, Indian and military reservations.
L.L. Poates Engr'g Co. CREATED/PUBLISHED New York, 1900.
(The above are some of the maps on this CD)
And there are 77 more!
CD Contains 81 Railroad Maps from Railroad Lines Danville and
La Crosse and Milwaukee Railroad Company to Oregon Railway and
Navigation Company. Here is a list of all the Railroad Lines represented.
- La Crosse and Milwaukee Railroad Company
- Lake Erie & Louisville Railway Company
- Lehigh Valley Railroad Company
- Lexington and Big Sandy Railroad.
- Little Rock & Fort Smith R.R. Co.
- Logansport and Northern Indiana Railroad.
- Long Island Railroad Company
- Louisville and Cincinnati Branch Railroad.
- Louisville, New Albany, and St. Louis Air Line Railway
- Louisville, New Orleans, and Texas Railroad.
- Manassas Gap Railroad Company
- Manhattan Railway.
- Marietta and Cincinnati Railroad Company
- Marietta and Pittsburgh Railroad.
- Memphis and Little Rock Railroad.
- Memphis and New Orleans Railroad.
- Metropolitan Railroad Company (Georgetown, Washington,
- Michigan Southern Railroad
- Milwaukee and Horicon Railroad.
- Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway Company
- Milwaukee and Superior Railroad.
- Mine Hill and Schuylkill Haven Railroad Company
- Mississippi Valley Railroad
- Mobile and Northwestern Railroad Company
- Mobile and Ohio Railroad Company
- Montana Railroad.
- Nashville, Chattanooga, and St. Louis Railway
- New Haven, Middletown, and Boston Railroad.
- New Orleans and Ohio Railroad.
- New Orleans, Mobile, and Chattanooga Railroad.
- New Orleans, Opelousas, and Great Western Railroad Company
- New River Railroad Company
- New York & Oswego Midland Railroad
- New York Central and Hudson River Railroad Company
- New York and Erie Railroad Company
- New York and New Haven Railroad Company
- Norfolk and Cincinnati Railroad.
- Norfolk and Petersburg Railroad Company
- Norfolk and Western Railroad Company
- Norfolk, Albermarle, and Atlantic Railroad.
- Norfolk, Wilmington, and Charleston Railroad.
- North East and South West Alabama Railroad.
- North Pennsylvania Railroad Company
- Northern Pacific Railroad Company
- Northern Railroad of New Jersey.
- Northern and Southern West Virginia Railroad.
- Oahu Railway.
- Ohio Southern Railroad.
- Ohio and Pennsylvania Rail-Road Company
- Old Colony Railroad Company
- Orange and Alexandria Railroad Company
- Oregon Railway and Navigation Company
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.