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  • 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.

    Skeleton map, showing the position and connections of the Mic...

    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.

    • Contributor: Jervis, John
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1850
  • Map of New York City, Brooklyn, and vicinity, shewing [sic] suburban lines of Long Island Railroad and its connections.

    Map of New York City, Brooklyn, and vicinity, shewing [sic] s...

    Map of the five borough area of New York showing drainage, settlements, streets, roads, and railroads. "Manhattan (El.) R'y," "Long Island R.R.," "proposed Cable El. R'y," and connections are color coded.

    • Contributor: G.W. & C. Colton & Co.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1885
  • Map of the Reading & Columbia Rail Road connecting New York via the Jersey Central, Reading and Columbia, with Baltimore and Washington, together with Western R.R. connections to Wheeling and Pittsburg [sic]; compiled by S. P. Kase.

    Map of the Reading & Columbia Rail Road connecting New York v...

    Sketch map of eastern Pennsylvania and northern Maryland indicating the railroad network and the connections with the coal fields. Shows major drainage, cities and towns, and four main coal field areas.

    • Contributor: Kase, S. P.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 185?
  • General map of the Pennsylvania Railroad and its connections.

    General map of the Pennsylvania Railroad and its connections.

    Map of the United States showing major drainage, relief by hachures, and the railroad network with names of lines and stations. Emphasizes with heavy black lines the Pennsylvania Railroad in the northeastern states.

    • Contributor: Allen, Lane & Scott
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1893
  • [New commercial and topographical rail road map & guide of Missouri].

    [New commercial and topographical rail road map & guide of Mi...

    Shows drainage, relief by hachures, cities and towns, township and county boundaries, and the railroad network with names of lines and distances between stations.

    • Contributor: Asher & Adams
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1872
  • 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 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Map of railways in New England and part of New York; engraved by E. A. Teulon, expressly to accompany the Pathfinder Railway Guide.

    Map of railways in New England and part of New York; engraved...

    Shows railroads in operation and some proposed lines. Indicates state boundaries, cities and towns, and main drainage.

    • Contributor: George K. Snow & Co.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1849
  • Isothermal chart of the region north of the 36th Parallel &c. &c. between the Atlantic & Pacific oceans; compiled under the direction of Isaac I. Stevens, Govnr. of Washington Territory.

    Isothermal chart of the region north of the 36th Parallel &c....

    Indicates "practicable railroad lines," and "proposed railroad lines." Summer isotherms are in red, winter isotherms are in blue.

    • Contributor: Stevens, Isaac Ingalls
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1859
  • 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 showing the line of the Alabama & Tennessee River Rail Road and its proposed extensions; exhibiting also the contiguous mineral deposits and zone of production.

    Map showing the line of the Alabama & Tennessee River Rail Ro...

    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.

    • Contributor: G.W. & C. Colton & Co.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1867
  • Map showing the line of the Milwaukee & St. Paul Railroad and its western and north western connections.

    Map showing the line of the Milwaukee & St. Paul Railroad and...

    Map of the midwest showing drainage, cities and towns, township and county boundaries railroads with named lines and the main line emphasized.

    • Contributor: G.W. & C. Colton & Co.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1865
  • Map showing the Toledo, Ann Arbor, and Grand Truck Railway and its connections, 1881.

    Map showing the Toledo, Ann Arbor, and Grand Truck Railway an...

    Midwestern states showing drainage, cities and towns, township and county boundaries, and the railroad network with emphasis on the mail line.

    • Contributor: G.W. & C. Colton & Co.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1881
  • Map of the Hudson River Rail Road from New York to Albany.

    Map of the Hudson River Rail Road from New York to Albany.

    Topographic strip map of the Hudson River Valley from Waterford to New York City, showing drainage, relief by hachures, county and township boundaries, cities and towns, roads and canals. Indicates the track of the Hudson River Railroad and the "line surveyed but not adopted." Chartered in 1846 and consolidated with New York Central Railroad. See entries 486-488.

    • Contributor: Snyder, George
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1848
  • A section of Colton's large map of Indiana with the Fort Wayne and Southern Rail Road marked upon it, as located also a map of the United States showing Road and its connections together with a profile of the Ohio river and lands adjoining and a section of the double track rail road tunnel under the Ohio river at Louisville, Kentucky & Jeffersonville, Indiana for the year 1855 ending Oct. 1, W. J. Holman, President and Chief Engr.

    A section of Colton's large map of Indiana with the Fort Wayn...

    Scale of map of the eastern half of the United States is ca. 1:3,300,000. The map indicates "Railroads finished and under way" and "railroads proposed." Chartered January 15, 1849.

    • Contributor: Holman, W. J.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1855
  • Lloyd's map of the southern states showing all the railroads, their stations & distances, also the counties, towns, villages, harbors, rivers, and forts.

    Lloyd's map of the southern states showing all the railroads,...

    Scale ca. 1:2,000,000. Signed in ms: "Millard Fillmore 1862." LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.), 29 LC Railroad maps, 138 Description derived from published bibliography. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault

    • Contributor: Lloyd, James T.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1862
  • Map of the Pittsburg [sic], Fort Wayne & Chicago, Cleveland and Pittsburg [sic], Grand Rapids and Indiana, and Pennsylvania railroads.

    Map of the Pittsburg [sic], Fort Wayne & Chicago, Cleveland a...

    Map of the northeastern United States showing relief by hachures, drainage, cities and towns, and the railroad network with named lines. Emphasis on the main lines. See also entry 504.

    • Contributor: Rand Mcnally and Company
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1874
  • 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 the Union Pacific Rail Road and surveys of 1864, 65, 66, 67, 1868 from Missouri River to Humboldt Wells, G.M. Dodge, Chief Engineer.

    Map of the Union Pacific Rail Road and surveys of 1864, 65, 6...

    Topographical strip map between Council Bluffs, Iowa, to west of Great Salt Lake, Utah, showing located and experimental lines and profile of grades.

    • Contributor: Dodge, Grenville Mellen
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1869
  • Map showing the coal & timber lands of the Allegheny Rail Road & Coal Company with the avenues to market.

    Map showing the coal & timber lands of the Allegheny Rail Roa...

    Outline map of eastern Pennsylvania and part of New Jersey showing relief by hachures, drainage, coal, timber, major cities, and railroads.

    • Contributor: Sinclair, Thomas S.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 185?
  • Map of the Western Vermont Rail Road and connecting lines, Wm. B. Gilbert, Chief Engineer.

    Map of the Western Vermont Rail Road and connecting lines, Wm...

    Map of western New England showing drainage, relief by hachures, state and county boundaries, and cities and towns. Chartered in 1845.

    • Contributor: Gilbert, William
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1851
  • Commissioners official railway map of Missouri. Completed to January 1st 1888. Copyright 1887 by R. T. Higgins.

    Commissioners official railway map of Missouri. Completed to ...

    Shows relief by hachures, drainage, names river valleys, indicates cities and towns, county boundaries, and the railroad network by distinguishing colors.

    • Contributor: Higgins & Co.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1888
  • Lloyd's new county map of the United States and Canadas showing battle fields, railroads, &c., compiled from the latest government surveys & other reliable & official sources, drawn and engraved by Schơnberg & Co., New York.

    Lloyd's new county map of the United States and Canadas showi...

    Indicates location and date of engagements, towns, railroads, state and county boundaries, and rivers.

    • Contributor: Schönberg & Co.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1863
  • Map of passes in the Sierra Nevada from Walker's Pass to the Coast Range : from explorations and surveys /

    Map of passes in the Sierra Nevada from Walker's Pass to the ...

    Scale 1:240,000. At head of title: Routes in California to connect with the routes near the 32nd and 35th Parallels. 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, 150 Description derived ...

    • Contributor: Williamson, R. S.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1859
  • Map showing the location of the Charleston & Savannah R.R. May, 1856.

    Map showing the location of the Charleston & Savannah R.R. Ma...

    Map of the South Carolina tidewater area between Charleston and Savannah, Ga. "The red line represents the located line; the blue lines represent some of the principal experimental lines." Chartered December 20, 1853. Reorganized in 1866 as the Savannah and Charleston Railroad.

    • Contributor: Walker, Evans & Co.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1856
  • Parker's sectional & geological map of Iowa exhibiting her iron, lead, copper, coal and other geological resources and all rail roads completed in progress, and projected compiled from the U.S. surveys and personal reconnoisance. By Nathan H. Parker author of "Iowa As It Is" Clinton Io. 1856.

    Parker's sectional & geological map of Iowa exhibiting her ir...

    Names of railroads are listed at lower left of map.

    • Contributor: Parker, Nathan H.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1856
  • Map of a railroad route from Phoenixville to Pinegrove.

    Map of a railroad route from Phoenixville to Pinegrove.

    Map of Pennsylvania between Philadelphia and Harrisburg showing drainage, cities, towns, completed railroads, and the proposed Pinegrove Lancaster R.R. and the Phoenixville Cornwall R.R.

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1852
  • 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 New Jersey and Pennsylvania exhibiting the post offices, post roads, canals, railroads, & c.

    Map of New Jersey and Pennsylvania exhibiting the post office...

    Detailed map showing relief by hachures, drainage, township and county boundaries, cities and towns, canals, roads, and railroads. [From published bibliography]

    • Contributor: Burr, David H.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1839
  • Map of the rail roads, from Rome to Albany and Troy, by one of the engineers who assisted in contructing, prepared from actual survey.

    Map of the rail roads, from Rome to Albany and Troy, by one o...

    Detailed map of the Mohawk Valley from Troy to Rome showing drainage, relief by hachures, towns, and villages.

    • Contributor: William, Levi
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1845
  • [Sketch map of northeastern Florida showing the Florida Railroad and proposed connections] Jan. 1860.

    [Sketch map of northeastern Florida showing the Florida Railr...

    Scale 1:360,000. Most of title and several small unimportant sections of the map are missing. LC Railroad maps, 407 Description derived from published bibliography. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault

    • Contributor: Koerner, P. W. Oscar
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1860
  • Map showing route of Norfolk & Petersburg Rail Road and its connections with Ohio & Mississippi Rivers, William Mahone, Chief Engineer, F. Bourquin & Co., Philada.

    Map showing route of Norfolk & Petersburg Rail Road and its c...

    Map of the eastern United States between the Chesapeake Bay and the Mississippi River. Shows drainage, place names and the railroad network. Chartered March 17, 1851. Line completed in 1858. consolidated in April 1871, forming part of the Atlantic, Mississippi, and Ohio Railroad.

    • Contributor: Mahone, William
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1858
  • Map of the northwestern states. Shewing [sic] what proportion lies north of the parallel of South Bend of Lake Michigan. It will be seen at a glance, that the unbroken line of communication with the Atlantic seaboard, and the only winter route for northern Indiana, northern Illinois, Michigan, Iowa, Wisconsin, and Minnesota, will be by the Michigan Southern Railway, and south shore of Lake Erie.

    Map of the northwestern states. Shewing [sic] what proportion...

    Outline map of the north-central United States showing the canals and the railroad network and naming the Michigan Central and the Michigan Southern Railway. John B. Jervis was chief engineer on the Mohawk & Hudson Railroad in 1831.

    • Contributor: Jervis, John
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1850
  • Railroad map of Ohio published by the State. 1890. Prepared by J. A. Norton, commissioner of railroads & telegraphs. Copyright by H. B. Stranahan.

    Railroad map of Ohio published by the State. 1890. Prepared b...

    Map shows drainage, counties, cities and towns, canals, single and double railroad tracks, distances, and names of lines.

    • Contributor: Norton, J. A.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1890
  • A map, of the principal canal and rail road improvments [sic], which will connect with the Balt. & Susqa. Rail Road at York; drawn by G. F. de la Roche. C. Engr.

    A map, of the principal canal and rail road improvments [sic]...

    Outline map covering New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, and Ohio; shows drainage, canals, important cities, and railroad connections, chartered in 1828, opened to York in 1838.

    • Contributor: De La Roche, G. F.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1835
  • Map showing the economic minerals along the route of the Chesapeake & Ohio Rail Way to accompany the geological report of Thomas S. Ridgway.

    Map showing the economic minerals along the route of the Ches...

    Covers area from Richmond, Va., to the Ohio River along the route of the railroad and shows the geological sections in which minerals are found. Consolidated from the Virginia Central and Covington and Ohio Railroads in August 1868.

    • Contributor: Maury, Matthew Fontaine
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1872
  • Map of the United States and territories showing the extent of public surveys, Indian and military reservations, land grant R.R.; rail roads, canals, and other details

    Map of the United States and territories showing the extent o...

    Detailed map of the continental United States showing drainage, state boundaries, cities and towns, canals, land grant railroads, completed railroads, railroads in progress of completion, and projected lines. Major lines are named along their routes. Indian and military reservation are shown; land offices and lighthouses are also indicated. [From published bibliography]

    • Contributor: United States. General Land Office
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1873
  • Map of the railroads of the state of Maine accompanying the report of the railroad commissioners. 1899.

    Map of the railroads of the state of Maine accompanying the r...

    Shows drainage, townships, counties, cities and towns, railroads with names, and a list of "Street railroads in Maine."

    • Contributor: Allen, William A.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1899
  • Colton's new railroad & county map of the United States and the Canadas &c.

    Colton's new railroad & county map of the United States and t...

    Detailed county map of the eastern half of the United States showing place names and the railroads.

    • Contributor: Colton, J. H.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1860
  • Map of the United States of America to accompany Doggett's Rail Road Guide.

    Map of the United States of America to accompany Doggett's Ra...

    Scale ca. 1:6,000,000. "The working lines of railroad are shown in color." From Doggett's Railroad Guide [1847] LC Railroad maps, 9 Description derived from published bibliography. Inset: Map of Oregon, California &c. 15 x 12 cm. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.

    • Contributor: Doggett, John
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1847
  • Ensign, Bridgman & Fanning's rail road map of the Eastern States.

    Ensign, Bridgman & Fanning's rail road map of the Eastern Sta...

    Map of New England, part of eastern Canada, New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, most of Maryland, and part of Virginia. Shows drainage, some relief by hachures, place names, and state boundaries. "Names of rail roads which are designated by numbers on the annexed 'Plan of the New England States'" appear at the right of the map.

    • Contributor: Ensign, Bridgman & Fanning
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1856
  • Map showing the projected route of the Potomac and Ohio Railway.

    Map showing the projected route of the Potomac and Ohio Railway.

    Middle Atlantic area showing drainage, cities and towns, county boundaries, coal in West Virginia and the railroads with emphasis on the main line. Incorporated by the West Virginia legislature, 1867-68.

    • Contributor: G.W. & C. Colton & Co.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1874
  • Map showing the Albemarle & Pantego Railroad and its connections.

    Map showing the Albemarle & Pantego Railroad and its connecti...

    Map of the coastal regions of Virginia and North Carolina showing drainage, counties, cities and towns, and mills; main railroads in heavy lines.

    • Contributor: G.W. & C. Colton & Co.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1887
  • New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Ohio and Canada, with parts of adjoining states.

    New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Ohio ...

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

    • Contributor: Colton, G. Woolworth
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1860
  • Southern Railway and connections.

    Southern Railway and connections.

    Map of the United States showing relief by hachures, drainage, state boundaries, cities and towns, stations, named lines of railroads, and the railroad network with the main lines emphasized. Chartered in 1894.

    • Contributor: Southern Railway (U.S.)
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1897
  • Map of Texas showing the Sabine and Galveston Bay Rail Road, or Texas and New Orleans Air Line Rail Line, its connections in the U.S. and adjacent territories.

    Map of Texas showing the Sabine and Galveston Bay Rail Road, ...

    Outline map of Texas and vicinity showing railroads actually built, under construction, and chartered but not under contract.

    • Contributor: Gentry, A. M.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1859
  • 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
  • Map of the railroads & canals connecting the coal estate of the Broad Mountain Improvement Co., with the Atlantic &c.

    Map of the railroads & canals connecting the coal estate of t...

    Outline map indicating the railroad network in central Pennsylvania, parts of Maryland, Delaware and New Jersey.

    • Contributor: Kollner, Augustus
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 185?
  • Map showing the completed lines of the Milwaukee and Saint Paul Railway Company.

    Map showing the completed lines of the Milwaukee and Saint Pa...

    General map of the north-central states showing drainage, cities and towns, and completed railroads in color.

    • Contributor: G.W. & C. Colton & Co.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1872
  • Map of rail road routes from Rouse's Point to Portsmouth and Boston; compiled for the Cocheco Railroad Co. November, 1848.

    Map of rail road routes from Rouse's Point to Portsmouth and ...

    Map shows Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Vermont. Includes a table of distances and indicates "constructed & completed" and "contemplated & chartered" railroads. The Cocheco line was chartered on July 2, 1847.

    • Contributor: Parrott, George
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1848
  • Lloyd's new map of the United States, the Canadas and New Brunswick, from the latest surveys, showing every railroad & station finished to June 1863, and the Atlantic and Gulf coasts from the United States Superintendant's official reports of the Coast Survey by order of Congress.

    Lloyd's new map of the United States, the Canadas and New Bru...

    Map of eastern United States, showing roads, railroads, distances by rail, towns, state and county names, and boundaries. Areas shaded pink represent the "rebellious states" and the green areas represent "all the southern territory that we hold from the South, after four years' war up to October 4, 1864." -- LC Civil War maps.

    • Contributor: Lloyd, James T.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1863
  • Map showing the route of the Louisville, New Orleans, and Texas Railroad and its connecting lines.

    Map showing the route of the Louisville, New Orleans, and Tex...

    Map of the United States showing relief by hachures, drainage, state boundaries, cities and towns, and the railroad network with emphasis on the main line.

    • Contributor: G.W. & C. Colton & Co.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1883
  • Map of the Pennsylvania Rail Road, from Harrisburg to Pittsburg [sic] and of the Columbia & Lancaster & Harrisburg R.R.s from Philadelphia to Harrisburg. H. Haupt, Chf. Eng., J. P. & J. Lesley, Jr. Topographers, J. G. Shoemaker, engr.

    Map of the Pennsylvania Rail Road, from Harrisburg to Pittsbu...

    Topographic strip map of Pennsylvania between Philadelphia and Pittsburgh showing drainage, relief by form lines, county boundaries, cities and towns. A list of stations and distances is given to the right of the map.

    • Contributor: Haupt, H.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1855
  • Map of the canals and railroads for transporting anthracite coal from the several coal fields to the city of New York; drawn under the direction of J. Dutton Steele, C.E. by W. Lorenz, Asst. Eng. 1856.

    Map of the canals and railroads for transporting anthracite c...

    Detailed map of eastern Pennsylvania and parts of New York and New Jersey showing drainage, relief by hachures, state and county boundaries, cities, towns, and coal fields.

    • Contributor: Lorenz, William
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1856
  • Railroad map of Ohio published by the state, prepared under the direction of commissioner of railroads and telegraphs.

    Railroad map of Ohio published by the state, prepared under t...

    Shows counties, cities and towns, railroad network with named lines, and a list of "Railways operating in Ohio" and "Electric railways operating in Ohio."

    • Contributor: Kayler, R. S.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1898
  • General map of the Orange & Alexandria Rail Road and its connections north, south, and west.

    General map of the Orange & Alexandria Rail Road and its conn...

    Outline map of the southeastern United States showing major drainage and important cities. "Directions and route to New Orleans and Memphis" are listed below the map title. Chartered March 22, 1848. Opened to Gordonsville in 1854. See entries 453 and 508. [From published bibliography]

    • Contributor: Ackerman Lithr
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1851
  • Cram's township and railroad map of Washington.

    Cram's township and railroad map of Washington.

    Shows relief by hachures, drainage, cities and towns, and the railroads distinguished by color and name.

    • Contributor: Cram, George Franklin
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1896
  • 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
  • Map of Franklin County, Arkansas; showing the land grant of the Little Rock & Fort Smith Railway.

    Map of Franklin County, Arkansas; showing the land grant of t...

    Detailed county map showing relief by hachures, drainage, township and range lines, cities and towns, roads, and railroads. Railroad land grant distinguished by color.

    • Contributor: United States. General Land Office
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1893
  • Map showing the Norfolk & Western Railroad and its connections.

    Map showing the Norfolk & Western Railroad and its connections.

    Map of the eastern United States showing drainage, cities and towns, distance by 100-mile concentric circles centered on Roanoke, and the railroad network with emphasis on the main line. This line became one of the world's greatest coal carriers. It began as the City Point Rail Road from Petersburg to City Point, a distance of 9 miles. It was consolidated in 1870 as the ...

    • Contributor: G.W. & C. Colton & Co.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1887
  • Map of the canals & rail roads of the United States, reduced from the large map of the U.S.; engraved by J. Knight.

    Map of the canals & rail roads of the United States, reduced ...

    General map of the eastern United States showing drainage, state boundaries, and place names. Railroads are annotated in brown, canals in blue.

    • Contributor: Tanner, Henry Schenck
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1840
  • Map of the all American Route showing proposed railroad and U.S. Government Mail Road to the Yukon; issued by Central Alaska Transportation & Trading Co.; compiled by B. F. Millard and Emil Mahlo, Topographical Engineer, U.S. Alaska Exploration Expedition Capt. W.A. Abercrombie, U.S.A. Commanding.

    Map of the all American Route showing proposed railroad and U...

    Map of central Alaska showing relief by hachures and spot heights, drainage, glaciers, cities and towns, international boundary, trails and the proposed railroad.

    • Contributor: Millard, F.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1899
  • Map of the Cincinnati Southern Railway and connections ... Published for the Cincinnati Southern Railway.

    Map of the Cincinnati Southern Railway and connections ... Pu...

    Map of the eastern United States showing relief by hachures, drainage, cities and towns, state boundaries, and the railroad network with heavy red and black lines for the main lines. Distances shown by 100-mile concentric circles centered on Cincinnati.

    • Contributor: Mendenhall, Edward
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1879
  • Map of the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad and its connections.

    Map of the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad and its connections.

    Map of the central portion of the eastern United States between the Atlantic and St. Louis showing drainage, cities and towns, counties, roads, railroads, and iron and coal deposits.

    • Contributor: G.W. & C. Colton & Co.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1873
  • United States railway map, showing all the railways completed in progress and proposed in the United States & Canadas with their stations, distances & connections together with a map of routes for a Pacific railway carefully compiled from government surveys.

    United States railway map, showing all the railways completed...

    Map of the eastern United States within decorative borders showing drainage, cities and towns, state boundaries, and the railroad network with named lines and state of construction.

    • Contributor: Middleton, Wallace & Co.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1856
  • Map of the territory of the United States from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean; ordered by Jeff' Davis, Secretary of War to accompany the reports of the explorations for a railroad route.

    Map of the territory of the United States from the Mississipp...

    Very detailed map of the United States west of the Mississippi River indicating drainage, relief by hachures, cities and towns, forts, trails, wagon roads, and routes of exploration. An important map of western expansion, it utilized and lists 45 major exploration and mapping reports from the Lewis & Clark to the U.S. General Land Office Surveys.

    • Contributor: Warren, G. K.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1858
  • A correct map of a section of the United States showing the allignment [sic] of the Pittsburgh, Marion, and Chicago Railway between Chewton, Penna. and Marion, Ohio and connections.

    A correct map of a section of the United States showing the a...

    Map of parts of Pennsylvania and Ohio showing drainage, cities and towns, township and county boundaries, and coal fields. Railroad network distinguished by color.

    • Contributor: G.W. & C. Colton & Co.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1887
  • Map of Michigan showing the Toledo, Ann Arbor, & North Michigan Railway and connecting lines.

    Map of Michigan showing the Toledo, Ann Arbor, & North Michig...

    Shows drainage, cities and towns, townships, counties, and the railroad lines in red. Includes descriptive text on traffic connections.

    • Contributor: G.W. & C. Colton & Co.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1886
  • Map shewing the principal rail-road routes in the eastern, middle & western states, & exhibiting the New-York & Erie Rail-Road, with its branches and connections, completed or in progress.

    Map shewing the principal rail-road routes in the eastern, mi...

    Outline map of the northeastern and north-central United States showing the railroad network. See entry 404.

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1853
  • Corpus Christi and Rio Grande Railway Company, [map showing the proposed railroad between Laredo and Corpus Christi and its connections with Mexico].

    Corpus Christi and Rio Grande Railway Company, [map showing t...

    Outline map of southwest Texas and part of Mexico showing relief by hachures, drainage, and major cities and towns.

    • Contributor: Bien, Julius
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1874
  • Maps showing the Florida Transit and Peninsula Rail Road and its connections.

    Maps showing the Florida Transit and Peninsula Rail Road and ...

    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.

    • Contributor: G.W. & C. Colton & Co.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1882
  • Hillsborough & Cincinnati Railroad map extending from Jackson, Jackson Co. Ohio to Parkersburg, Va., as located in 1853 under the direction of Ellwood Morris, Chief Eng. N. E. Jones, S. Linton, Princ. Assist. Engrs.

    Hillsborough & Cincinnati Railroad map extending from Jackson...

    Topographic strip map indicating drainage, relief by hachures, roads, houses, property owners names, and county names. This line was chartered in Ohio, March 2, 1846. It was purchased by the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad in 1860.

    • Contributor: Jacobi, L.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1853
  • Colton's railroad map (intermediate size) of the United States reduced from "Colton's railroad and commercial map of the United States."

    Colton's railroad map (intermediate size) of the United State...

    Detailed map of the United States showing drainage, cities and towns, internal boundaries, railroads named along the line, and railroads under construction.

    • Contributor: G.W. & C. Colton & Co.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1870
  • Railroad map of Illinois prepared under the direction of, and presented by, Cicero J. Lindly, Chas. S. Rannells, and Jos. E. Bidwell, railroad and warehouse commissioners. April 1, 1898.

    Railroad map of Illinois prepared under the direction of, and...

    Shows drainage, cities and towns, and the railroad network coded by color.

    • Contributor: Rand Mcnally and Company
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1898
  • South Carolina railroads.

    South Carolina railroads.

    Map overprinted in red to show railroads by number coded to list.

    • Contributor: Rand Mcnally and Company
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1900
  • Map of the Bellefontaine and Indiana Railroad and connecting lines.

    Map of the Bellefontaine and Indiana Railroad and connecting ...

    Outline map of part of the north-central United States showing drainage, state boundaries, and important place names. Main lines indicate mileage between stations, chartered in 1848.

    • Contributor: Roberts, W. Milnor
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1852
  • The Santa Fé Route and connections, 1888.

    The Santa Fé Route and connections, 1888.

    Map of the southwestern United States and northern Mexico showing relief by hachures, drainage, cities and towns, stations, Indian reservations, state boundaries, and the railroad network emphasizing the main line. Includes railroad names. Profiles in lower left of map.

    • Contributor: Rand Mcnally and Company
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1888
  • Map of the Virginia Central R.R. and its proposed connections.

    Map of the Virginia Central R.R. and its proposed connections.

    Outline map of the eastern portion of the United States showing the proposed and completed railroad network, and indicating, in red and blue, the main connections to the Virginia Central R. R. The line became a part of the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad in 1868. See entry 365.

    • Contributor: Ruggles, T. C.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1852
  • 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
  • Complete map of the rail roads and water courses, in the United States & Canada.

    Complete map of the rail roads and water courses, in the Unit...

    Map of the eastern half of the United States and part of Canada showing drainage, state boundaries, and place names. Shows steamboat routes and railroads in operation, in progress, and projected.

    • Contributor: Magnus, Charles
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1861
  • 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
  • Railroad map of New England & eastern New York complied from the most authentic sources.

    Railroad map of New England & eastern New York complied from ...

    Shows county and township boundaries, and "Railroads completed, located and in progress."

    • Contributor: Goldthwait, J. H.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1849
  • Map without title showing the railroad route to Santa Fe and San Diego; the central route through South Pass and on to San Francisco and "Puget's Sound," and connecting railroads east of the Mississippi.

    Map without title showing the railroad route to Santa Fe and ...

    Outline map of North America showing proposed railroad routes within the present limits of the United States. This is one of the earliest promotional maps for a transcontinental railroad to come before the United States Congress and claimed by the author to have been "conceived as early as 1830."

    • Contributor: Whitney, Asa
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1849
  • Road road route from Boston, Massachusetts to Chicago, Illinois.

    Road road route from Boston, Massachusetts to Chicago, Illinois.

    Outline map of a strip between Boston and Chicago showing one schematic rail line with many railroad stations named along the line. Mileage table indicating five railroads is at lower right of map.

    • Contributor: Perris, William
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1859
  • Map of the route of the proposed New York & Erie Railroad, as surveyed in 1834, reduced from the plans as returned by Benjn. Wright, Civil Engineer, D. R. Harrison, sc.

    Map of the route of the proposed New York & Erie Railroad, as...

    Shows New York state from Westchester County to Lake Erie, and part of northern Pennsylvania and New Jersey. The line was chartered on April 24, 1832. See entry 404.

    • Contributor: Wright, Benjamin
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1834
  • Correct map of the Chicago, Burlington, and Quincy Rail Road and its principal connecting lines.

    Correct map of the Chicago, Burlington, and Quincy Rail Road ...

    Map of the United States, eastern and western sheets, with relief by hachuring, drainage, cities and towns, county boundaries, and Indian reservations. The railroad network is overprinted in red. Heavy red lines indicate main line of the Chicago, Burlington, and Quincy Railroad.

    • Contributor: Cram, George Franklin
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1881
  • Plan and profile of the Danville and Pottsville Rail Road.

    Plan and profile of the Danville and Pottsville Rail Road.

    Detailed map of part of Pennsylvania between Sharp Mountain and the Susquehanna River showing roads, drainage, and relief by hachures along the survey route. Shows the east and west branches of the Mount Carbon Railroad and the Mill Creek Railroad, which began operation in 1829. Chartered on April 8, 1826. Name changed in 1851 to the Philadelphia and Sunbury Rail Road.

    • Contributor: Kennedy, David K.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1831
  • J. Sage & Son's new & reliable rail road map comprising all the railroads of the United States and Canadas with their stations and distances,

    J. Sage & Son's new & reliable rail road map comprising all t...

    Outline commercial map of the eastern half of the United States framed in decorative borders indicating major drainage systems, state boundaries, cities and towns along railroad routes, and distances between stations. Includes detailed lists of railroad companies, stations, and distances by state in marginal text. [From published bibliography]

    • Contributor: Stammann, Hugo
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1858
  • Map showing the location of the Galena & Chicago Union Railroad with its branches & connections in Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa and Minnesota.

    Map showing the location of the Galena & Chicago Union Railro...

    Map of the midwestern United States showing drainage, cities and towns, counties, and the railroad network with emphasis on the main line. Chartered January 16, 1836, constructed in 1853. Consolidated into the Chicago and Northwestern Railway, 1864. See entries 369 and 370.

    • Contributor: G.W. & C. Colton & Co.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1862
  • Map showing the most direct commercial route from the Atlantic via L. Ontario, to the province of Upper Canada, the north western states & territories, and to the Mississippi.

    Map showing the most direct commercial route from the Atlanti...

    Shows area from Washington, D.C., north to above Lake Huron and from Cape Cod to the Mississippi River.

    • Contributor: Price, John
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1836
  • 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
  • New railroad map of the middle states including New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Ohio and Canada; drawn, engraved & published by G. Woolworth Colton.

    New railroad map of the middle states including New York, New...

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

    • Contributor: Colton, G. Woolworth
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1865
  • Map exhibiting the experimental and located lines for the New-York and New-Haven Rail-Road.

    Map exhibiting the experimental and located lines for the New...

    Detailed topographic strip map showing the coast from New York City to New Haven, Conn. Indicates drainage, relief by hachures, cities and towns, roads, and railroads. Chartered in 1844, organized in 1846, opened in 1849. [From published bibliography]

    • Contributor: Anderson, P.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1845
  • 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
  • Williams' commercial map of the United States and Canada with railroads, routes, and distances,

    Williams' commercial map of the United States and Canada with...

    Detailed general map of the eastern half of the United States framed in decorative borders indicating drainage, cities and towns, canals, roads, the railroad network, and indicating the proposed railroad routes to the Pacific Ocean. Railroads in progress are indicated by dashed lines. [From published bibliography]

    • Contributor: Williams, W.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1855
  • General map of explorations and surveys in California /

    General map of explorations and surveys in California /

    Scale 1:600,000. At head of title: Routes in California to connect with the routes near the 32nd. and 35th. parallels. 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, 148 Description derived ...

    • Contributor: Williamson, R. S.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1859
  • Indiana, Illinois, Missouri & Iowa with parts of adjoining states.

    Indiana, Illinois, Missouri & Iowa with parts of adjoining st...

    Scale 1:1,267,200; 20 statute miles to an in. Hand colored. Shows railroads and indicates mileage between stations and state, county, and township boundaries. LC Railroad maps, 121 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. AACR2: 100; 650/1; 700

    • Contributor: Colton, G. Woolworth
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1858
  • Indexed county and railroad pocket map and shippers guide of West Virginia, accompanied by a new and original compilation and ready reference index, showing in detail the entire railroad system.

    Indexed county and railroad pocket map and shippers guide of ...

    Shows relief by hachures, drainage, cities and towns, stations, post offices, and the railroad network keyed to list by number.

    • Contributor: Rand Mcnally and Company
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1898