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.
Valley Railroad. Map showing the location of Sacramento
Valley Railroad, Cal. Sacramento, Septr., 1854; T.D. Judah,
Chief Engineer. ketch map of the first railroad in California,
with projected extensions to San Francisco, Sonora, and
Tehama, made by the engineer who built the Sacramento Valley
Railroad. Judah, Theodore D. (Theodore Dehone), 1826-1863.
CREATED/PUBLISHED San Francisco,  Scale ca. 1:1,100,000.
Valley Railroad. 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, 1882.
Alabama, and Georgia Railroad. Map showing the proposed
Tennessee, Alabama, and Georgia Railroad. Map of the southeastern
states showing drainage, cities and towns, and railroads
with relation to consolidation, and connections to other
lines in the south. G.W. & C.B. Colton & Co. CREATED/PUBLISHED
New York, c1893. Scale 1:2,300,000.
Pacific Railroad Company. Map of Nebraska showing the Union
Pacific Railroad land grant. Township and county map showing
drainage, cities and towns, and the railroads of Nebraska.
Parge, H. R. CREATED/PUBLISHED Omaha, 1880, c1879. Scale
(The above are some of the maps on this CD)
And there are 75 more!
CD Contains 79 Railroad Maps from Railroad Lines Sabine and Galveston
Bay Railroad to Wisconsin Central Railroad Company. Here is a
list of all the Railroad Lines represented.
- Sabine and Galveston Bay Railroad.
- Sacramento Valley Railroad.
- Santa Fé Route.
- Savannah and Memphis Railroad.
- Seaboard Air Line Railroad Company
- Seaboard and Raleigh Railroad.
- Seaboard and Roanoke Railroad Company
- Seaboard, Pennsylvania, and Western Railroad
- Shenandoah Valley Railroad
- Shenandoah Valley Railway Company
- Shore Line Railroad.
- Sodus Point and Southern Railroad.
- South Carolina Canal and Railroad Company
- South Pacific Railroad Company of Missouri.
- Southern Continental Railroad.
- Southern Express Company.
- Southern Maryland Railroad.
- Southern Pacific Railroad Company
- Southern Railway (U.S.)
- Stanstead, Shefford, and Chambly Railroad.
- Sunbury and Erie Rail Road Company
- Tennessee, Alabama, and Georgia Railroad.
- Terre Haute and Richmond Railroad
- Texas & Pacific Railway
- Texas and New Orleans Air Line Rail Line.
- Texas and New Orleans Railroad.
- Through Traffic Railway.
- Toledo, Ann Arbor, and Grand Truck Railway.
- Toledo, Ann Arbor, and North Michigan Railway Company
- Toledo, Cincinnati, and St. Louis Railroad Company
- Toledo, Peoria and Warsaw Railway Company.
- Toledo, Wabash, and Great Western Railroad.
- Tyrone and Lock Haven Railroad Company
- Union Pacific Railroad Company
- Union Pacific Railway Company
- Virginia Central Railroad Company
- Virginia and Tennessee Railroad Company
- Virginia, Kentucky, and Ohio Railroad.
- Virginia, Tennessee, and Georgia Air Line Railroad.
- Washington City and Point Lookout Railroad.
- Washington and Atlantic Railroad.
- Washington and Ohio Railroad Company
- Washington and St. Mary's Railroad.
- West Philadelphia Rail Road Company
- West Virginia Midland Railroad.
- Western Vermont Railroad.
- Western and Atlantic Railroad Company
- Wheeling and Cincinnati Mineral Railway.
- Williamsport and Elmira Railroad Company
- Wilton Railroad.
- Winchester and Potomac Railroad Company
- Wisconsin Central Railroad Company (1871-1899)
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.