Railroad Maps Representing Lines from A to C on CD

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Historic 1800's Railroad Maps Volume 1 Representing Lines From Alabama and Tennessee River Railroad to Corpus Christi and Rio Grande Railway

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The Railroad 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.

This 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.)

To 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.


Alabama 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.

Atlantic 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.

Baltimore 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. [1860] Scale ca. 1:8,5000,000



Chicago, 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!

This 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 buff. 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 maps.

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.