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  • Gray's new trunk railway map of the United States, Dom. of Canada and portion of Mexico. Compiled from latest official sources, showing carefully selected list of cities & town in readable type for quick reference.

    Gray's new trunk railway map of the United States, Dom. of Ca...

    Map of the continental United States and parts of Canada and Mexico showing drainage, some hachures to indicate major topography in the West, major cities and towns; names or abbreviations for railroad companies appear along each line. The map is printed in colors to distinguish major railroad connections. [From published bibliography]

    • Contributor: Gray, Charles P.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1898
  • Map of the railroads of Connecticut to accompany the report ... 1893. Prepared by S. D. Tilden, Hartford.

    Map of the railroads of Connecticut to accompany the report ....

    Map of Connecticut and vicinity showing drainage, cities and towns, stations, and the railroad network in distinguishing colors.

    • Contributor: Connecticut. Railroad Commissioners
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1893
  • Map showing location of lands belonging to the Iowa Rail Road Land Company Iowa Falls, and Sioux City R.R. Land Company Sioux City, and Pacific Land Company & Elkhorn Land Company, J. T. McAlvin, Del. I.R.R. Land Department, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 1871.

    Map showing location of lands belonging to the Iowa Rail Road...

    Map of the midwestern states showing drainage, township and counties, land grants, railroads with named lines. Includes geographical description and advertising.

    • Contributor: G.W. & C. Colton & Co.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1871
  • Official railroad map of Dakota issued by the railroad commissioners, November 1st, 1886.

    Official railroad map of Dakota issued by the railroad commis...

    Shows relief by hachures, drainage, cities and towns, township and county boundaries, Indians, and the railroads with lines named.

    • Contributor: Rand Mcnally and Company
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1886
  • Map of the Old Colony Rail Road with its branches & connecting roads, prepared under the direction of the Committee of Investigation, Jany. 1850, S. Dwight Eaton, Engr.

    Map of the Old Colony Rail Road with its branches & connectin...

    Map of eastern Massachusetts covering the area from Boston to Wood's Hole and west to Providence, R.I. Shows drainage, place names and counties, and indicates mileage between stations. The Old Colony Railroad is double-tracked from Boston, south to South Braintree. The line was incorporated in 1844.

    • Contributor: Ferguson, W. E.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1850
  • Map showing the connection of the coal-field of Allegany with the canal and rail-road improvements of the Potomac.

    Map showing the connection of the coal-field of Allegany with...

    Outline map of western Maryland showing drainage, major roads, cities, and the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad and Canal. A shaded area indicates the coal field.

    • Contributor: Edward Weber & Co.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 184?
  • Railroad map of Indiana.

    Railroad map of Indiana.

    Detailed township and county map distinguishing railroads by color and name. Includes a list of railroads in left margin, coded by color.

    • Contributor: Indiana. State Board of Tax Commissioners
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1896
  • Railroad map of Iowa.

    Railroad map of Iowa.

    Township and county map showing drainage, cities and towns. Railroads are distinguished by color and name.

    • Contributor: Iowa. Railroad Commissioners
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1881
  • Map of the Portland and Ogdensburg Rail Road line, and connections.

    Map of the Portland and Ogdensburg Rail Road line, and connec...

    Map of parts of New England and New York showing the railroad network and the progress of track construction along the Portland and Ogdensburg Railroad line. A reference table in the upper left of the map provides a key to 36 townships in Vermont.

    • Contributor: Hatch & Co.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 185?
  • State of Kansas, 1884; compiled from the official records of the General Land Office and other sources under supervision of G.P. Strum, Principal Draughtsman, photo lith & print by Julius Bien & Co. N.Y. 1884.

    State of Kansas, 1884; compiled from the official records of ...

    Township map showing drainage, cities and towns, Indian and military reservations, railroads, and the limit of grants.

    • Contributor: United States. General Land Office
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1884
  • New York Central and Hudson River Railroad.

    New York Central and Hudson River Railroad.

    Outline map of the northeastern United States showing major drainage, cities and towns, with named railroads distinguished by color.

    • Contributor: Matthews Northrup Company
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1900
  • Railroad Maps, 1828-1900

    Railroad Maps, 1828-1900

    Contains 623 maps chosen from more than 3,000 railroad maps and about 2,000 regional, state, and county maps, and other maps which show "internal improvements" of the past century. The maps presented here are a selection from the Geography and Map Division holdings, based on the popular cartobibliography, Railroad Maps of the United States: A Selective Annotated Bibliography of Original 19th-century Maps in the ...

    • Date: 1828
  • Texas and Pacific Railway and its connections.

    Texas and Pacific Railway and its connections.

    General map of the United States showing relief by hachures, drainage, and the railroad network with emphasis on the main line.

    • Contributor: G.W. & C. Colton & Co.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1876
  • Map shewing [sic] the several routes, examined with a view to the extension of the route of the Baltimore & Ohio Rail-Road through north western Virginia from the Potomac to the Ohio river; as well as the different railways and canals completed and projected within that state,--and also the various lines of improvement existing and proposed between Cincinnati on the Ohio and Richmond, Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York and Boston on the Atlantic coast.

    Map shewing [sic] the several routes, examined with a view to...

    Map of the northeastern United States showing drainage, relief by hachures, important cities, the existing railroads, turnpike roads, canals, and the projected railroads; a statement below the title explains the feasibility of the extension; ink and pencil annotations indicate other connecting lines and several cities.

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 184?
  • Indexed county map of Montana with a new and original compilation and index, designating all post office towns and railroad stations.

    Indexed county map of Montana with a new and original compila...

    Shows relief by hachures, drainage, counties, cities and towns, roads, and railroads with names. Title from cover.

    • Contributor: Rand Mcnally and Company
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1881
  • Lines of the Paterson, Passaic, & Rutherford Electric R'y and the Jersey City, Hoboken & Rutherford Electric R'y, and the Paterson Central Electric Ry., Charles A. Johnson, president, James A. Morrisse, vice president.

    Lines of the Paterson, Passaic, & Rutherford Electric R'y and...

    Panoramic map of part of New Jersey showing drainage, major cities, some buildings, and railroad buildings. Stamped in blue ink "The Morrisse Electric Railway System."

    • Contributor: Morrisse, James A.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1894
  • Map of the Nashville, Chattanooga and St. Louis Ry.; and connections.

    Map of the Nashville, Chattanooga and St. Louis Ry.; and conn...

    Map of United States showing major relief by hachures, drainage, cities and towns, railroad stations, the railroad network, with emphasis on Tennessee. Names of railroads along the lines are indicated. This line was first chartered under Nashville and Chattanooga Railroad on December 11, 1845. Its present name dates from 1873.

    • Contributor: Danley, W. L.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1889
  • Johnson's map of Indiana showing the rail roads and townships compiled from the latest & best authorities.

    Johnson's map of Indiana showing the rail roads and townships...

    Shows drainage, cities and towns, townships, and the railroad network.

    • Contributor: Johnson, A. J.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1858
  • Map of the Seaboard & Raleigh Railroad and its connections.

    Map of the Seaboard & Raleigh Railroad and its connections.

    Map of the southern United States from Virginia to South Carolina showing drainage, cities and towns, and the railroad netowrk with emphasis on the main line.

    • Contributor: G.W. & C. Colton & Co.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1874
  • Galbraith's railway mail service maps, Kansas.

    Galbraith's railway mail service maps, Kansas.

    One of eight large-scale pictorial maps of midwestern states showing routes and post offices of the Railway Mail Service. Designed by Chicago railway mail clerk Frank H. Galbraith to help employees of the Railway Mail Service quickly locate counties and post offices. The maps were rented for practicing or prospective workers who numbered over 6,000 and traveled over a million miles a year on ...

    • Contributor: Galbraith, Frank H.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1897
  • Map of the country tributary to the Northern Pacific Railroad, compiled from English, Canadian, and American official sources and original surveys by Edward H. Knight, Jan. 1st 1871.

    Map of the country tributary to the Northern Pacific Railroad...

    Map of northwest part of United States and southwest part of Canada showing relief by hachures, drainage, isotherms, the wheat region, cities and towns, forts, routes and trails, the railroad network and the proposed Northern Pacific Railroad. The line was constructed under an act of Congress approved by Abraham Lincoln, July 2, 1864. It was completed in 1883 and approximates the route of exploration ...

    • Contributor: Knight, E. H.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1871
  • Map showing the Washington and Ohio Rail Road and its connections.

    Map showing the Washington and Ohio Rail Road and its connect...

    Map of the northeastern states showing drainage, cities and towns, townships, counties, and the railroad network with emphasis on the main line.

    • Contributor: G.W. & C. Colton & Co.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1870
  • Map of the surveys of the Cincinnati Railway, W.A. Gunn, Ch. Eng.

    Map of the surveys of the Cincinnati Railway, W.A. Gunn, Ch. ...

    Outline map of central Kentucky and Tennessee with railroads in red.

    • Contributor: Hinamn, Russell
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1873
  • Correct map of the Burlington and Missouri River R.R., the Burlington Route and its connections.

    Correct map of the Burlington and Missouri River R.R., the Bu...

    Map of the United States showing relief by hachures, drainage, cities and towns, state and county boundaries, and the named railroad network.

    • Contributor: Rand Mcnally and Company
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1882
  • State of Alabama. October. 2nd. 1866.

    State of Alabama. October. 2nd. 1866.

    Outline map showing major drainage, cities and towns, railroads, and the 6-mile and 15-mile limits of the land grant.

    • Contributor: United States. General Land Office
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1866
  • Maps showing the Norfolk, Albermarle & Atlantic Railroad and its connections.

    Maps showing the Norfolk, Albermarle & Atlantic Railroad and ...

    Main map shows southern tidewater Virginia and eastern North Carolina. Indicates drainage, cities and towns, counties, canals, and railroads in blue and red.

    • Contributor: G.W. & C. Colton & Co.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1891
  • General map of the United States & their territory between the Mississippi & the Pacific Ocean. 1. Showing the different surveyed routes from the Mississippi valley to the coast of Pacific Ocean, 2. the new established & proposed Post Routes, 3. the recently discovered gold, silver, and copper region in Kansas, Nebraska and Arizona.

    General map of the United States & their territory between th...

    Gold mines are indicated in yellow and silver mines in blue. Indicates post routes, "old trail," finished and unfinished railroads, and the proposed state of "Colona."

    • Contributor: Fiala, John T.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1859
  • Map showing the Washington City and Point Lookout Railroad and its connections.

    Map showing the Washington City and Point Lookout Railroad an...

    Map of the middle Atlantic states showing relief by hachures, drainage, cities and towns, and the railroad network with emphasis on the main line.

    • Contributor: G.W. & C. Colton & Co.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1882
  • Map of all the railroads in the United States in operation and progress.

    Map of all the railroads in the United States in operation an...

    Map of the eastern United States showing relief by hachures, drainage, cities and towns, state boundaries, canals, and the railroad network. In 1923 Poor's Publishing Company of New York issued a reduced redrawing of this map measuring 46 x 50 cm.

    • Contributor: Poor, Henry V.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1854
  • Union Pacific Rail Road, map of a portion of Nebraska Territory, showing surveys and location of lines by Peter A. Dey, C.E.

    Union Pacific Rail Road, map of a portion of Nebraska Territo...

    Sectional map of part of Nebraska showing relief by hachures, drainage, cities and towns, and the survey lines. "Drawn by J.J. O'Brien." Incorporated in 1862 by Act of Congress providing for the construction of a continuous line from the Missouri River to the Pacific Ocean. The connection of the line with the Central Pacific at Promontory, Utah, completed the first transcontinental railroad in 1869.

    • Contributor: Dey, Peter Anthony
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1865
  • Map of the country from Lake Superior to the Pacific Ocean. From the latest explorations and surveys to accompany the report of the New York Chamber of Commerce, April 1868.

    Map of the country from Lake Superior to the Pacific Ocean. F...

    Map of the western United States showing relief by hachures, drainage, cities and towns, military posts, railroads, and the Northern Pacific Railroad in red. Includes a profile of the line.

    • Contributor: G.W. & C. Colton & Co.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1867
  • Proposed route for a rail road from Copper Harbor, to Fond Du Lac, Winnebego.

    Proposed route for a rail road from Copper Harbor, to Fond Du...

    Outline map centered on Green Bay showing the area between Detroit, Mich. and Fond du Lac, Wis. Contemplated and proposed railroad routes are shown.

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1853
  • A map of the Virginia Central Railroad, west of the Blue Ridge, and the preliminary surveys, with a profile of the grades.

    A map of the Virginia Central Railroad, west of the Blue Ridg...

    Detailed topographic map between Waynesboro and Covington showing relief by hachures, drainage, county roads and turnpikes, railroad lines, and "preliminary lines," county names, and boundaries. Distances are indicated at lower right of map. Consolidated in 1868 into the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad. See entry 365. [From published bibliography]

    • Contributor: Citti, L. F.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1860
  • Diagram of the United States of America, Mexico, the West India Islands and Isthmus of Darien; by W. T. Steiger, General Land Office.

    Diagram of the United States of America, Mexico, the West Ind...

    Outline map of the United States and Middle America showing proposed routes of the Pacific Rail Road and its branches in connection with the various systems of existing and unfinished rail roads from the Mississippi Valley to the Atlantic and Gulf coasts.

    • Contributor: Steiger, W. T.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1854
  • Colton's new railroad map of the United States & Canada.

    Colton's new railroad map of the United States & Canada.

    Shows drainage, cities and towns, and railroads distinguished by color.

    • Contributor: G.W. & C. Colton & Co.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1876
  • A new and complete railroad map of the United States compiled from reliable sources.

    A new and complete railroad map of the United States compiled...

    Map of the eastern half of the United States showing cities, state boundaries, finished railroads, and railroads in progress.

    • Contributor: Perris, William
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1857
  • A map of part of Alabama & Florida, showing the route of the proposed Columbus & Pensacola Rail Road, accompanying the report of Major J. D. Graham, U.S. Topographical Engr. Feb. 6th, 1836; drawn chiefly from the original surveys in the Gen. Land Office at Washington by Wm. R. Palmer, U.S. Asst. Civil Engr.

    A map of part of Alabama & Florida, showing the route of the ...

    Map of southern Alabama and part of western Florida showing roads, cities, and drainage.

    • Contributor: Palmer, W. R.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1836
  • Map of the Denver & Rio Grande Railway, showing its connections and extensions also the relative position of Denver and Pueblo to all the principal towns and mining regions of Colorado and New Mexico.

    Map of the Denver & Rio Grande Railway, showing its connectio...

    Outline map of Colorado and New Mexico showing major relief by hachures, major drainage, cities and towns, and county boundaries. Main lines are indicated by heavy colored lines.

    • Contributor: Eccles, S. W.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1881
  • Map showing the route and connections of the Memphis and New Orleans Railroad.

    Map showing the route and connections of the Memphis and New ...

    Gulf states showing drainage, cities and towns, counties, and the railroad network, with emphasis on the main line.

    • Contributor: G.W. & C. Colton & Co.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1882
  • Map of the Chicago and Southwestern Railway and the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad and their connections.

    Map of the Chicago and Southwestern Railway and the Chicago, ...

    Map of the midwestern states showing drainage, cities and towns, townships, counties, and the railroad network with emphasis on the main lines.

    • Contributor: G.W. & C. Colton & Co.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1869
  • Map of surveys for the Louisville & Cincinnati B'ch Railroad; I. M. St. John, Chief Eng', 1866.

    Map of surveys for the Louisville & Cincinnati B'ch Railroad;...

    Map of northern Kentucky showing drainage, cities and towns, counties, roads, railroads, and completed, located, experimental and old survey lines. Includes the five survey lines proposed for a railroad between Louisville and Covington.

    • Contributor: Thatcher, Edwin
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1866
  • Map of the United States in part and Canada, showing all the canals, railroads, navigable rivers &c.

    Map of the United States in part and Canada, showing all the ...

    Map of the north-central and northeastern United States showing drainage, place names, state boundaries, canals, completed and "unfinished" railroads, stage roads, and steamboat routes.

    • Contributor: Disturnell, John
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1852
  • Rand, Mc.Nally & Co's official railroad map of the United States with portions of the Dominion of Canada, the Republic of Mexico, and the West Indies. Compiled from government surveys, and official tracings and operating time tables of all railroads.

    Rand, Mc.Nally & Co's official railroad map of the United Sta...

    Very detailed commercial map of the continental United States showing drainage, international and state boundaries, cities and towns, railroad stations, the entire railroad network with names or abbreviations of railroad companies along each line. [From published bibliography]

    • Contributor: Rand Mcnally and Company
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1893
  • Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut and Lower Canada, 1860.

    Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, C...

    Shows state, county, and township boundaries and indicates mileage between stations.

    • Contributor: Colton, G. Woolworth
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1860
  • The Rand-McNally indexed county and township pocket map and shippers guide of Florida showing all railroads, cities, towns, villages, post offices, lakes, rivers, etc.

    The Rand-McNally indexed county and township pocket map and s...

    Shows in detail the entire railroad network in red, coded by number to list.

    • Contributor: Rand Mcnally and Company
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1900
  • Map exhibiting the several Pacific railroads

    Map exhibiting the several Pacific railroads

    Detailed map of the continental United States indicating drainage, relief by hachures, international and state boundaries, cities & towns, forts, roads, and the railroad network. [From published bibliography]

    • Contributor: United States. Department of Commerce and Labor. Bureau of Statistics
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1883
  • Disturnell's new map of the United States and Canada showing all the canals, rail roads, telegraph lines and principal stage routes.

    Disturnell's new map of the United States and Canada showing ...

    Map of the eastern half of the United States showing relief by hachures, drainage, major cities and towns, canals, roads, telegraph lines, railroads, and unfinished railroads. [From published bibliography]

    • Contributor: Burr, Henry A.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1851
  • Indexed map of Rhode Island showing the railroads in the State, and the express company doing business over each, also counties, townships, lakes, rivers, islands, etc.

    Indexed map of Rhode Island showing the railroads in the Stat...

    Railroads are named along the lines.

    • Contributor: Rand Mcnally and Company
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1875
  • Lloyd's map of the lower Mississippi River from St. Louis to the Gulf of Mexico; compiled from Government surveys in the Topographical Bureau, Washington, D.C.

    Lloyd's map of the lower Mississippi River from St. Louis to ...

    Scale 1:316,800. Signed in ms: "Milliard Fillmore, March 9, 1863." Another edition. 4 sheets, each 48 x 66 cm. dated 1863. Stephenson, no. 41. LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.), 28 LC Railroad maps, 139 Description derived from published bibliography. "Exhibiting the sugar and cotton plantations, cities, towns, landings, sand bars, islands, bluffs, bayous, cut-offs, the steamboat channel, mileage, fortifications, railroads, &c. along the ...

    • Contributor: Lloyd, James T.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1862
  • Map showing the lines of the Columbus, Chicago, and Indiana Central Railway, and their connections.

    Map showing the lines of the Columbus, Chicago, and Indiana C...

    Township and county map of the middle Atlantic and midwestern states showing drainage, cities and towns, railroad stations, railroads, and distances between stations.

    • Contributor: G.W. & C. Colton & Co.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1868
  • Map of rail road surveys from Worcester to Baldwinville & N.H. line.

    Map of rail road surveys from Worcester to Baldwinville & N.H...

    Map of northern half of Worcester County, Mass., showing drainage, cities, and townships. Shows beginning of survey north of Worcester and the survey for part of the Winchendon branch of the Fitchburg Railroad.

    • Contributor: Bouvé, Elisha W.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1845
  • Map showing the Norfolk and Cincinnati Railroad, and its connections.

    Map showing the Norfolk and Cincinnati Railroad, and its conn...

    Map of the southern states showing drainage, mineral deposits, cities and towns, counties, and the railroad network with emphasis on the main line.

    • Contributor: G.W. & C. Colton & Co.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1882
  • Map of South Pacific Rail Road Co. of Missouri.

    Map of South Pacific Rail Road Co. of Missouri.

    Outline map of Arkansas and parts of Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas showing drainage, counties, cities and towns, finished and projected railroads with names along the lines.

    • Contributor: August Gast & Co.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1870
  • Map of Terre Haute and Richmond Rail Road and connecting lines.

    Map of Terre Haute and Richmond Rail Road and connecting lines.

    Outline map of the north-central and northeastern United States showing the rail network. Chartered in 1847. In 1865 name changed to the Terre Haute and Indianapolis Railroad.

    • Contributor: Morris, Thomas A.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 185?
  • Map of the Philadelphia and Erie Railway, branches and connecting lines.

    Map of the Philadelphia and Erie Railway, branches and connec...

    Map of Pennsylvania showing relief by hachures, drainage, cities and towns, and the railroad network with lines named.

    • Contributor: Gwinner, Henry W.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1871
  • Chapman's rail road map of Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, Missouri, Minnesota, & Wisconsin.

    Chapman's rail road map of Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Illinois,...

    Outline map showing the railroad network and stations along the rail lines. [From published bibliography]

    • Contributor: Chapman, Silas
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1859
  • A correct map of the United States of America showing the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fé R.R. and connections.

    A correct map of the United States of America showing the Atc...

    Map of the United States showing relief by hachures, drainage, cities and towns, stations, and the railroad network with the main line emphasized. Advertisements at top of map.

    • Contributor: Rand Mcnally and Company
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1888
  • Map and profile of the proposed Paterson and Dover Rail Road and Paterson and Ramapo Rail Road.

    Map and profile of the proposed Paterson and Dover Rail Road ...

    Map of northern New Jersey from Jersey City to Andover. Shows drainage, relief by hachures, cities & towns, roads, iron works, forges, mines and mills. The Paterson and Ramapo was chartered March 10, 1841.

    • Contributor: Allen, J. W.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1847
  • Sketch of the states of Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island, and parts of New Hampshire & New York exhibiting the several rail road routes completed, constructing, chartered & contemplated; published by order of the Legislature of Massachusetts, 1846.

    Sketch of the states of Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode...

    General map showing drainage, cities, towns, state and county boundaries.

    • Contributor: Kennedy, Archibald
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1846
  • Railway postal diagram of the state of Ohio prepared for the use of the Railway Mail Service by W. L. Nicholson, Topographer of the Post Office Dept.

    Railway postal diagram of the state of Ohio prepared for the ...

    Map shows county boundaries, cities and towns, and the railroad network with names of lines along the railroads.

    • Contributor: Nicholson, W. L.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1882
  • A new map of South Carolina with its canals, roads & distances from place to place along the stage & steam boat routes.

    A new map of South Carolina with its canals, roads & distance...

    The earliest general map to show the South Carolina Canal and Rail Road Company's line which began in Charleston, S.C. It was completed to Hamburg, S.C., in 1833. Its 136 miles of track were then the longest in the world.

    • Contributor: Tanner, Henry Schenck
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1836
  • Map showing the Iowa & Missouri State Line Railroad and its connections.

    Map showing the Iowa & Missouri State Line Railroad and its c...

    Township and county map of the northern United States showing drainage, cities and towns, and the railroad network emphasizing the main line.

    • Contributor: G.W. & C. Colton & Co.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1868
  • Galbraith's railway mail service maps, Missouri.

    Galbraith's railway mail service maps, Missouri.

    One of eight large-scale pictorial maps of midwestern states showing routes and post offices of the Railway Mail Service. Designed by Chicago railway mail clerk Frank H. Galbraith to help employees of the Railway Mail Service quickly locate counties and post offices. The maps were rented for practicing or prospective workers who numbered over 6,000 and traveled over a million miles a year on ...

    • Contributor: Galbraith, Frank H.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1897
  • Map of the Philadelphia & Baltimore Rail Road as located by W. Strickland & B. H. Latrobe, Esqrs., civ. engineers. Showing also the present route by steamboat & the N. Castle R. Road, & that proposed to be constructed by way of Oxford & Port-Deposit.

    Map of the Philadelphia & Baltimore Rail Road as located by W...

    Map of an area between Philadelphia and Baltimore showing drainage, cities and towns, post roads, and boundaries. Chartered in Maryland in May, 1852. [From published bibliography].

    • Contributor: Trautwine, John C.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1853
  • Map showing the Seaboard, Pennsylvania and Western Railroad and its connections.

    Map showing the Seaboard, Pennsylvania and Western Railroad a...

    Map of northeastern United States showing drainage, cities and towns, coal fields in Pennsylvania, and the railroads with emphasis on the main line.

    • Contributor: G.W. & C. Colton & Co.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1884
  • [Outline map of the United States showing proposed railroad routes to the Pacific].

    [Outline map of the United States showing proposed railroad r...

    For a similar map see Carl I. Wheat's Mapping the Transmississippi West, v. 3 (San Francisco, Institute of Historical Cartography, 1957-63.) p. 193.

    • Contributor: McAlpine, William J.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1853
  • Route of the Pacific and Atlantic Rail Road between San Francisco, & San Jose, as located by Wm. J. Lewis, Chief Engineer, in Sept. Oct. & Nov. 1851.

    Route of the Pacific and Atlantic Rail Road between San Franc...

    Map of the coast between San Francisco and San Jose showing roads, property owners, streams, and relief by hachures.

    • Contributor: Lewis, William J.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1851
  • Map of the Chicago, St. Paul & Fond du Lac Railroad.

    Map of the Chicago, St. Paul & Fond du Lac Railroad.

    Outline map of Wisconsin and parts of adjoining states showing major drainage, important cities, and the present and proposed railroad network.

    • Contributor: W. Endicott & Co.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1855
  • Denver and Rio Grande Railway System, 1886.

    Denver and Rio Grande Railway System, 1886.

    Map of Colorado and part of New Mexico showing relief by hachures and shading, drainage, cities and towns, counties, stage roads, and railroads with the main line emphasized.

    • Contributor: Rand Mcnally and Company
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1886
  • 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.

    The Virginia, Tennessee, and Georgia Air Line; the Shenandoah...

    Map of the eastern United States showing relief by hachures, drainage, cities and towns, and the railroad network emphasizing the main lines.

    • Contributor: Rand Mcnally and Company
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1882
  • Map of the state of Nebraska showing the lands of the Burlington & Missouri Riv. R.R. Co. in Nebraska.

    Map of the state of Nebraska showing the lands of the Burling...

    Land grant map showing drainage, cities and towns, townships, transportation network and main railroads in heavy lines.

    • Contributor: G.W. & C. Colton & Co.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1876
  • Map showing the Toledo, Peoria, & Warsaw Railway and its connections, 1867.

    Map showing the Toledo, Peoria, & Warsaw Railway and its conn...

    Map of the Midwest showing drainage, cities and towns, township and county boundaries, and the railroads with emphasis on the main line.

    • Contributor: G.W. & C. Colton & Co.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1867
  • Map of the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy R.R.

    Map of the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy R.R.

    Map of the north-central United States showing relief by hachures, cities and towns, township and county boundaries, wagon roads, and railroad network with emphasis on the main line. Incorporated February 12, 1849, as the Aurora Branch Railroad. Known popularly as the Burlington Route.

    • Contributor: Heubach, Emil
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1879
  • New railway map and guide of New York, Pennsylvania and New Jersey with parts of adjoining states and Canada, 1881.

    New railway map and guide of New York, Pennsylvania and New J...

    Map of the northeastern United States showing relief by hachures, drainage, cities and towns, and county boundaries. Indicates names of railroad lines.

    • Contributor: Barrington, W.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1881
  • The Rand McNally indexed county and township pocket map and shippers guide of Arkansas showing all railroad, cities, towns, villages, post offices, lakes, rivers, etc.

    The Rand McNally indexed county and township pocket map and s...

    Map overprinted in red to show railroads by number. Index to chief cities in left margin.

    • Contributor: Rand Mcnally and Company
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1898
  • New & reliable rail road map, travellers edition, Western.

    New & reliable rail road map, travellers edition, Western.

    Outline map of the north-central United States showing the railroad network. Mileage information between stations by states and by railroad companies on the verso.

    • Contributor: Sage (J.) & Sons
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1859
  • Map showing the new transcontinental route of the Atlantic & Pacific Railroad and its connections.

    Map showing the new transcontinental route of the Atlantic & ...

    Map covering the southwestern states but extending from Chicago to the Pacific Coast.

    • Contributor: G.W. & C. Colton & Co.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1883
  • Cram's township and rail road map of Indiana.

    Cram's township and rail road map of Indiana.

    Indexed township and county map showing relief by hachures, drainage and cities and towns. Railroads are distinguished by color.

    • Contributor: Cram, George Franklin
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1888
  • A map showing the route of the proposed rail road from the Copper and Iron Mining District of Lake Superior to connect with rail roads built or being constructed in the state of Wisconsin as adopted by the citizens of Ontonagon and Marquette counties Mich. at public meetings held in November and December 1855; (subject to such changes of location of the road as a general survey of the line shall prove to be desirable.)

    A map showing the route of the proposed rail road from the Co...

    Outline map of eastern Wisconsin, and parts of Illinois and Michigan, showing major drainage, township lines, large cities, and the railroads.

    • Contributor: W. Endicott & Co.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1855
  • Map showing the Pacific Railroads and their branches; prepared for the United States Pacific Railway Commission.

    Map showing the Pacific Railroads and their branches; prepare...

    Map of the western United States showing relief by hachures, drainage, cities and towns, Indian reservation, military posts, and the railroad network with main lines color coded. Red indicates lines "aided by U.S. Bonds."

    • Contributor: G.W. & C. Colton & Co.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1887
  • Map showing the Port Royal Railroad and its connections.

    Map showing the Port Royal Railroad and its connections.

    Map of the southeastern United States showing drainage, cities and towns, township and county boundaries, and the railroad network. In 1871 the line was in progress of completion. One of Colton's typical maps published for an individual railroad company to promote industry and settlement in rich mining or agricultural areas. (Entry 533)

    • Contributor: G.W. & C. Colton & Co.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1870
  • From the valley of Green River to the Great Salt Lake.

    From the valley of Green River to the Great Salt Lake.

    Scale 1:760,320. At head of title: Route near the 41st Parallel. Map no. 1. Relief shown by hachures. From U.S. War Department, Explorations and Surveys for a Railroad Route from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean. Topographical Maps ... to Illustrate the Various Reports ... (Washington, 1859) LC Railroad maps, 165 Description derived from published bibliography. Available also through the Library of Congress ...

    • Contributor: Egloffstein, F. W.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1859
  • Map of the proposed line of Rail Road connection between tide water Virginia and the Ohio River at Guyandotte, Parkersburg and Wheeling /

    Map of the proposed line of Rail Road connection between tide...

    Scale ca. 1:625,000. LC Railroad maps, 81 Description derived from published bibliography. Annotations added in pencil and colored inks to indicate "Railroads tending to Richmond, Norfolk Alexandria and Baltimore," and the "proposed extension of the Manassas Gap Railroad west . . . Sep. 1852." Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.

    • Contributor: Vaisz, W.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1852
  • Map of the Toledo, Wabash, and Gt. Western Rail Road Line, and its connections.

    Map of the Toledo, Wabash, and Gt. Western Rail Road Line, an...

    Outline map of the northeastern and north-central United States showing railroad lines and major cities.

    • Contributor: Olmstead, S. R.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1859
  • Telegraph and Rail Road map of the New England States.

    Telegraph and Rail Road map of the New England States.

    Scale ca. 1:775,000. LC also has 1855 edition. LC Railroad maps, 109 Description derived from published bibliography. Inset: Map of Boston showing the entrance of the Rail Roads. Circle, diameter 22 cm. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.

    • Contributor: Williams, Alexander
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1854
  • St. Paul to Riviere des Lacs : from explorations and surveys /

    St. Paul to Riviere des Lacs : from explorations and surveys /

    Scale 1:1,200,000. Relief shown by hachures. At head of title: Route near the 47th and 49th Parallels. Map no. 1. "Drawn by John Lambert. Topographer of the exploration." From U.S. War Department, Explorations and Surveys for a Railroad Route from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean. Topographical Maps... to Illustrate the Various Reports... (Washington, 1859) LC Railroad maps, 154 Description derived from published ...

    • Contributor: Lambert, John
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1859
  • Colton's intermediate railroad map of the United States.

    Colton's intermediate railroad map of the United States.

    Detailed map of the continental United States and part of Canada indicating drainage, international, state and county boundaries, cities and towns, railroads, with names along each line. Railroads under construction are indicated by dashed lines. [From published bibliography]

    • Contributor: G.W. & C. Colton & Co.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1882
  • Bridgman's new rail road & township map of New York from the latest official & other authentic sources adapted for use in institutions of learning, business offices & libraries.

    Bridgman's new rail road & township map of New York from the ...

    Shows drainage, post offices, county seats, cities and towns, county and township boundaries, railroads and canals. Includes list of counties and statistical data, and a view of the state capitol.

    • Contributor: Bridgman, E. C.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1896
  • Map of the state of Texas showing the line and lands of the Texas and Pacific Railway reserved and donated by the State of Texas, 1873.

    Map of the state of Texas showing the line and lands of the T...

    Shows relief by hachures, drainages, cities and towns, counties, railroads, and the land grant.

    • Contributor: G.W. & C. Colton & Co.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1873
  • Map of the Shenandoah Valley route via Luray Caverns, Natural Bridge & the Grottos. The Shenandoah Valley R.R. Norfolk & Western R.R. and East Tennessee, Virginia & Georgia System and their connections.

    Map of the Shenandoah Valley route via Luray Caverns, Natural...

    Map of the United States showing relief by hachures, drainage, cities and towns, state boundaries, and the railroad network with named lines. Heavy black lines emphasize the main lines. Timetable information on the verso.

    • Contributor: Matthews Northrup Company
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1890
  • Map of the rail road surveys between Hillsborough & Chillicothe. Executed in February, March & April 1851 under the direction of B. H. Latrobe, civil engineer,

    Map of the rail road surveys between Hillsborough & Chillicot...

    Map of part of Ohio indicating the located and explored railroad lines along the Milford and Chillicothe Turnpike. Shows "Air Lines computed by C. D. Jaques Esqr. C. E. from Hillsborough to Chillicothe." [From published bibliography]

    • Contributor: Morris, Ellwood
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1851
  • Watson's business man's county and railroad map of the United States and Dominion of Canada; compiled from latest official sources.

    Watson's business man's county and railroad map of the United...

    Detailed map of the eastern half of the United States showing relief by hachures, drainage, cities and towns, counties, roads, and railroads. Includes distances and names of lines.

    • Contributor: Watson, Gaylord
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1874
  • Traveling map of the western states, exhibiting the counties, towns and villages, the rail ways, rivers, canals, and lakes and towns & stations on them; engraved by Jos. Beutler.

    Traveling map of the western states, exhibiting the counties,...

    Detailed map of the north-central states between Ohio and Nebraska.

    • Contributor: Mendenhall, Edward
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1864
  • Map of a part of the State of Louisiana exhibiting the route of the New-Orleans, Opelousas & Great Western Rail Road.

    Map of a part of the State of Louisiana exhibiting the route ...

    Mississippi delta area shows drainage, sugar crop, parishes, major cities and towns, canals, and railroads with lines named and distances on the main line. This railroad was opened for first 50 miles on March 6, 1854. It was purchased in 1878 by the Morgan's Louisiana and Texas Railroad. [From published bibliography]

    • Contributor: Bayley, G. W. R.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1853
  • Topographical map of the Mine Hill and Schuylkill-Haven Rail Road with its branches and extension to Ashland; surveyed and drawn by Henry W. Poole, Civl. Topl. Ming. Engr. Pottsville, Pa. Dec. 1854, to accompany the Report to the stockholders.

    Topographical map of the Mine Hill and Schuylkill-Haven Rail ...

    Map of Pennsylvania between Schuylkill Haven and Ashland showing drainage, relief by hachures, cities, towns, individual buildings, mines, mills, and the mining branch rail lines. Chartered on the March 24, 1828. 13 miles opened in 1831. Completed to Ashland in 1857. See entry 468.

    • Contributor: Poole, Henry W.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1854
  • From the valley of the Mud Lakes to the Pacific Ocean.

    From the valley of the Mud Lakes to the Pacific Ocean.

    Scale 1:760,320. At head of title: Route near the 41st Parallel. Map no. 4. Relief shown by hachures. From U.S. War Department, Explorations and Surveys for a Railroad Route from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean. Topographical Maps ... to Illustrate the Various Reports ... (Washington, 1859) LC Railroad maps, 168 Description derived from published bibliography. Available also through the Library of Congress ...

    • Contributor: Egloffstein, F. W.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1859
  • Map showing the Geneva & Hornellsville Railroad and its connections.

    Map showing the Geneva & Hornellsville Railroad and its conne...

    Map of western New York and part of Pennsylvania showing drainage, cities and towns, counties, and the railroads with emphasis on the main line. See entry 562.

    • Contributor: G.W. & C. Colton & Co.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1875
  • Rail road map of the United States, showing the depots & stations.

    Rail road map of the United States, showing the depots & stat...

    Map of eastern United States showing relief by hachures, drainage, cities and towns, and railroads.

    • Contributor: Ensign, Bridgman & Fanning
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1856
  • Maps showing the Southern Pacific Railroad and its connections.

    Maps showing the Southern Pacific Railroad and its connections.

    Main map shows western states and includes relief by hachures, drainage, cities and towns, township and ranges, counties, railroads, and proposed railroads. General map, at top of sheet, covers the United States and shows the railroad network. First section, the Central Pacific linked California with Ogden, Utah, in 1869. The merging of the Central with the Southern Pacific was the inspiration of Leland Stanford, ...

    • Contributor: G.W. & C. Colton & Co.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1875
  • Railroad map of Indiana, by Col. Thomas A. Morris, Civil Engineer,

    Railroad map of Indiana, by Col. Thomas A. Morris, Civil Engi...

    Shows counties and county seats. A projected railroad is shown between Crawfordville and Bedford. Similar to 1852 edition but does not indicate the Whitewater Canal.

    • Contributor: Morris, Thomas A.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1850