Collection Railroad Maps, 1828-1900

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  • 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
  • Map showing the Consolidated Southern Railway, Kentucky Division--Eastern Kentucky R.R. Virginia Division--Norfolk & Cincinnati R.R. Tennessee & Carolina Division and its connections.

    Map showing the Consolidated Southern Railway, Kentucky Divis...

    Map of the southeastern United States showing drainage, cities and towns, county boundaries, the railroad network, and mineral deposits.

    • Contributor: G.W. & C. Colton & Co. - Consolidated Southern Railway
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1883
  • Map showing the route and connections of the Wheeling and Cincinnati Mineral Railway.

    Map showing the route and connections of the Wheeling and Cin...

    Map of Ohio showing drainage, cities and towns, townships and countries, and the railroad network with emphasis on the main line.

    • Contributor: G.W. & C. Colton & Co. - Wheeling and Cincinnati Mineral Railway
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1882
  • Map and profile of the Tejon Pass : from explorations and surveys /

    Map and profile of the Tejon Pass : from explorations and sur...

    Scale 1:60,000. 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, 151 Description derived ...

    • Contributor: Williamson, R. S. (Robert Stockton) - Davis, Jefferson - Parke, John G. - Williams Smith, Issac - Siebert, Selmar - United States. War Department - Williamson, R. S.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1853
  • Map of the Lexington and Big Sandy Railroad showing the connections, 1853, J. B. Westbrook, Chief Engineer.

    Map of the Lexington and Big Sandy Railroad showing the conne...

    Outline map of the middle Atlantic and midwestern states showing the railroad network in operation and under construction. Chartered in 1852 and opened to traffic in 1857.

    • Contributor: Westbrook, J. - Lexington and Big Sandy Railroad
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1853
  • Map showing the Jacksonville North Western and South Eastern Railway and its connections.

    Map showing the Jacksonville North Western and South Eastern ...

    Map of Illinois, Indiana, and parts of adjacent states showing drainage, stations, and the railroad network.

    • Contributor: Watson, Gaylord - Jacksonville, Northwestern & Southeastern Railway Company
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 185?
  • From the Humboldt Mountains to the Mud Lakes.

    From the Humboldt Mountains to the Mud Lakes.

    Scale 1:760,320. At head of title: Route near the 41st Parallel. Map no. 3. 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, 167 Description derived from published bibliography. Available also through the Library of Congress ...

    • Contributor: Egloffstein, F. W. - Davis, Jefferson - Beckwith, E. G. (Edward Griffin) - Siebert, Selmar - United States. War Department
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1855
  • Indexed map of Arizona showing the stage lines, counties, lakes & rivers.

    Indexed map of Arizona showing the stage lines, counties, lak...

    Shows relief by hachures, cities and towns, roads and trails, proposed mail route, and proposed railroad lines.

    • Contributor: Rand Mcnally and Company
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1876
  • A new and complete rail road map of the United States compiled from reliable sources by William Perris, C.E. & Surveyor, New York; presented by the Home Insurance Company.

    A new and complete rail road map of the United States compile...

    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: 1858
  • Colton's township map of Oregon & Washington Territory, issued by the Oregon Railway and Navigation Co.

    Colton's township map of Oregon & Washington Territory, issue...

    Shows relief by hachures, drainage, cities and towns, township and county boundaries, Indian reservations, ocean routes, and railroads with emphasis on the main lines.

    • Contributor: G.W. & C. Colton & Co. - Oregon Railway and Navigation Company
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1880
  • Railroad map of Indiana.

    Railroad map of Indiana.

    Shows counties and county seats. A projected railroad is shown between Crawfordville and Gosport, and from Bloomington to Bedford. The "Easter Line of Coal Formation" is shown.

    • Contributor: Morris, Thomas A. (Thomas Armstrong) - Morris, Thomas A.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1852
  • 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. (John Cresson) - Strickland, William - Latrobe, Benj. H. (Benjamin Henry) - Trautwine, John C.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1853
  • Map of the Danville, Olney & Ohio River Railroad and its connections.

    Map of the Danville, Olney & Ohio River Railroad and its conn...

    Map of the north-central states showing drainage, cities and towns, township and county boundaries, coal fields in Illinois, and the railroad network with emphasis on the main line.

    • Contributor: G.W. & C. Colton & Co. - Danville, Olney, and Ohio River Railroad
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1881
  • New railroad map of the state of Maryland, Delaware, and the District of Columbia. Compiled and drawn by Frank Arnold Gray.

    New railroad map of the state of Maryland, Delaware, and the ...

    Shows drainage, canals, stations, cities and towns, counties, canals, roads completed, narrow gauge and proposed railroads with names of lines. Includes list of railroads.

    • Contributor: Gray, Frank Arnold
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1876
  • 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. (Nathan Howe) - Parker, Nathan H.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1856
  • Map of the Rio Grande and Pecos Railway showing its connections with the Texas Mexican, Texas Mexican Short Line, Mexican National, Texas & St. Louis, and Denver & Rio Grande Narrow Gauge systems and also the International & Great Northern, Mexican Oriental Interoceanic & International, New York, Texas & Mexican and International & Mex. Standard Gauge roads.

    Map of the Rio Grande and Pecos Railway showing its connectio...

    Outline map of the U.S. Southwest showing major drainage, cities and towns. Railroad lines are named and narrow gauge lines are in red. The "Cannel Coal Field" is indicated.

    • Contributor: Rio Grande and Pecos Railway Co. - Julius Bien & Co.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1882
  • Map of the Atlantic and Great Western Railway, with its connections, 1866.

    Map of the Atlantic and Great Western Railway, with its conne...

    Outline map of eastern United States from the Great Lakes to Charleston, S.C., showing drainage, cities and towns, county boundaries, and the railroad network, main lines indicated in heavy red and black; chartered in 1858 as successor to Meadville Company.

    • Contributor: De Bihan, C. - Atlantic and Great Western Railway Company
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1866
  • Boston & Maine Railroad and connections.

    Boston & Maine Railroad and connections.

    Map of New England and part of Canada showing relief by hachures, major drainage, cities and towns, state boundaries, and the railroad network with main lines emphasized.

    • Contributor: Rand Mcnally and Company - Boston and Maine Railroad
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1898
  • Map of the Great Central Route and its connections, the most central, attractive, direct and reliable thoroughfare between the eastern and western states.

    Map of the Great Central Route and its connections, the most ...

    Outline map of the north-central and northeastern states indicating larger cities, county boundaries, and railroad network emphasizing the Michigan Central Railroad and the Great Western Railway.

    • Contributor: Noble, C. E. - Great Central Railway (U.S.)
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1856
  • A map of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad and its principal connecting lines uniting all parts of the East & West.

    A map of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad and its principal conn...

    Outline map of the eastern half of the United States to about the 95th Meridian. [From published bibliography]

    • Contributor: A. Hoen & Co.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1860
  • 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. - Endicott, Francis
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1855
  • Map of the Baltimore Division; Adams Express Company.

    Map of the Baltimore Division; Adams Express Company.

    Outline map of the Middle Atlantic States showing drainage, cities and towns, and the major railroads.

    • Contributor: Lang, John C. - Adams Express Company
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1885
  • Lloyd's railroad, telegraph & express map of the United States and Canadas from official information.

    Lloyd's railroad, telegraph & express map of the United State...

    Map of the eastern United States showing relief by hachures, drainage, cities and towns, forts and fortification, express companies, railroads, and magnetic telegraph wires. Includes railroads which have been completed and in operation up to July 1863.

    • Contributor: Lloyd, James T.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1867
  • Map showing the New Orleans, Mobile & Chattanooga Railroad and its connections.

    Map showing the New Orleans, Mobile & Chattanooga Railroad an...

    Map of the eastern half of the United States showing drainage, cities and towns, counties, and the railroad network.

    • Contributor: G.W. & C. Colton & Co. - New Orleans, Mobile, and Chattanooga Railroad
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1865
  • 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 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. - Washington City and Point Lookout Railroad
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1882
  • From the Red River to the Rio Grande

    From the Red River to the Rio Grande

    Scale 1:950,400. At head of title: Route near the 32nd Parallel. Map and Profile 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, 171 Description derived from published bibliography. Available also through the Library of Congress ...

    • Contributor: Pope, John - Davis, Jefferson - United States. War Department
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1859
  • 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 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. - Iowa Railroad
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1871
  • Map showing the Fredericksburg & Gordonsville Rail Road of Virginia, leading from Fredericksburg, via Orange C.H., to Charlottesville, where it connects with the Chesapeake & Ohio R.R. and the extension of the Orange & Alexandra R.R. to Lynchburg.

    Map showing the Fredericksburg & Gordonsville Rail Road of Vi...

    Maps of the middle Atlantic states showing relief by hachures, drainage, cities and towns, canals, roads, and railroads, with emphasis on the main lines. Includes a list of distances for "Short Cut to Tide-Water..." Chartered March 1, 1853. Name changed in 1876 to the Potomac, Fredericksburg, and Piedmonth Railroad. See entry 541.

    • Contributor: G.W. & C. Colton & Co. - Fredericksburg and Gordonsville Railroad
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1869
  • Map showing the location of the N.Y. & Oswego Midland R.R. with existing and proposed connection, January 1st 1869, [by Van R. Richmond, State Engr. & Surv.]

    Map showing the location of the N.Y. & Oswego Midland R.R. wi...

    Map of New York State and vicinity showing drainage, canals, cities and towns, and named railroads. January 1st, 1870 edition has "W. B. Gilbert, Chief Engineer."

    • Contributor: Richmond, Van R. - New York & Oswego Midland Railroad - Gilbert, William
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1869
  • Map of the route surveyed from the Mississippi at Lake Providence in Louisiana to the great bend of Red river at Fulton in Arkansas /

    Map of the route surveyed from the Mississippi at Lake Provid...

    Scale ca. 1:370,000. At head of title: Survey of routes from the valley of the Mississippi to the Pacific Ocean. LC Railroad maps, 147 Description derived from published bibliography. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.

    • Contributor: Sidell, William Henry
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1850
  • Map showing the Kansas & Gulf Short Line R.R. and the Texas & St. Louis R'y with its branches, extensions and connections.

    Map showing the Kansas & Gulf Short Line R.R. and the Texas &...

    Detailed map of the central portion of the United States showing drainage, cities and towns, and the iron and timber areas in Texas. Indicates the railroad network with emphasis on the main lines.

    • Contributor: G.W. & C. Colton & Co. - Kansas and Gulf Short Line Railroad
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1881
  • J. Sage & Sons new & reliable rail road map, travellers edition, Eastern.

    J. Sage & Sons new & reliable rail road map, travellers editi...

    Map of the northeastern United States indicating stations along the completed railroad lines.

    • Contributor: Sage (J.) & Sons
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1859
  • A geographically correct county map of the states traversed by the Atchison Topeka and the Santa Fé Railroad and its connections.

    A geographically correct county map of the states traversed b...

    Detailed map of the central United States showing relief by hachures, drainage, counties, cities and towns, roads, wagon trails, and the railroad network. This line was chartered by the state of Kansas in 1859; the first 75 miles of line were not completed until 1871. See also entry 553.

    • Contributor: Woodward, Tiernan, and Hale - Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad Company
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1880
  • Skeleton map showing the rail roads completed and in progress in the United States and their connection as proposed with the harbor of Pensacola, and its relative position to the various important ports on the Gulf of Mexico, the Atlantic coast and in the West Indies.

    Skeleton map showing the rail roads completed and in progress...

    Outline map of the eastern half of the United States indicating drainage, state boundaries, major cities, and constructed and contemplated railroads. The southern portion of map indicates proposed shipping routes to points in the West Indies and Middle America. This is one of the earliest small-scale government maps to show a railroad network. [From published bibliography]

    • Contributor: United States. Congress. House
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1848
  • Map of the State of Florida showing the progress of the surveys accompanying annual report of the Surveyor General for 1859.

    Map of the State of Florida showing the progress of the surve...

    Township map showing drainage, cities and towns, railroads, location of the land grant railroads and indicating the 6- and 15-mile limits of grants. Shows land offices.

    • Contributor: United States. General Land Office
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1859
  • Maps showing the Danville, Urbana, Bloomington & Pekin Railroad and its connections.

    Maps showing the Danville, Urbana, Bloomington & Pekin Railro...

    Map of the midwestern states shows drainage, cities and towns, township and county boundaries, and the railroads with emphasis on the main line and mileage between stations. General map shows transcontinental railroad connections.

    • Contributor: G.W. & C. Colton & Co. - Danville, Urbana, Bloomington, and Pekin Railroad
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1869
  • 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. - United States. Railway Mail Service
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1897
  • Map of the Williamsport and Elmira Railroad with its connections.

    Map of the Williamsport and Elmira Railroad with its connecti...

    The map covers parts of New York, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Maryland. Indicates counties and major cities. Chartered on June 9, 1832. Opened to traffic in 1854. Name changed in 1860 to Elmira and Williamsport Railroad.

    • Contributor: P.S. Duval & Co. - Williamsport and Elmira Railroad Company
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 185?
  • Map showing the route of the Continental Railway and its connecting lines.

    Map showing the route of the Continental Railway and its conn...

    Map of the northeastern United States showing drainage, cities and towns, county boundaries, and the railroad network with emphasis on the main line.

    • Contributor: G.W. & C. Colton & Co. - Continental Railway
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1873
  • From San Francisco Bay to the Plains of Los Angeles : from explorations and surveys /

    From San Francisco Bay to the Plains of Los Angeles : from ex...

    Scale 1:760,320. At head of title: Coast route, California 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, 158 Description derived from published bibliography. Available also through the Library ...

    • Contributor: Custer, H. - Davis, Jefferson - Parke, John G. - United States. War Department
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1854-18
  • 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
  • Map showing the line of the Connecticut & Western Railroad and its connections.

    Map showing the line of the Connecticut & Western Railroad an...

    Map of New England and vicinity showing drainage, cities and towns, county boundaries, and the railroad network with emphasis on the main line.

    • Contributor: G.W. & C. Colton & Co. - Connecticut Western Railroad Co.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1871
  • 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. - Allegheny Railroad and Coal Company
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 185?
  • 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 - Sage (J.) & Sons
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1858
  • A new sectional map of the state of Kansas showing the route of the Union Pacific Railway--E. D. to Denver City. Col. and complete system of projected rail roads. Information compiled & collected from departments of the government at Washington, D.C. and other authentic sources by W. J. Keeler, C. E. 1867.

    A new sectional map of the state of Kansas showing the route ...

    Detailed township and county map showing drainage. Relief by hachures, salt marshes, and minerals in inset only. Includes Indian reservations, roads and railroads, and the land grants of the Union Pacific in Kansas. Lists projected railroads.

    • Contributor: Du Bois, Charles
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1867
  • Maps showing the Atlantic & Pacific Railroad and leased lines.

    Maps showing the Atlantic & Pacific Railroad and leased lines.

    Special map shows the main line and land grant in Missouri and includes iron and lead regions; general map covers United States showing the railroad network with the main lines distinguished by color; created by Act of Congress, July 27, 1866, with a land grant of 42 million acres; entry 329 shows extent of land grant in Arizona and New Mexico.

    • Contributor: G.W. & C. Colton & Co. - Atlantic and Pacific Railroad Company - Chicago & Pacific Railroad
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1873
  • 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
  • New rail road map of the United States and the Dominion of Canada, showing the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific R.R.; the great overland route and short line to the west and south-west.

    New rail road map of the United States and the Dominion of Ca...

    Map of the United States showing relief by hachures, drainage, cities and towns, state boundaries, and the railroad network with emphasis on the main line. The line was created by an act of the state of Illinois, February 27, 1847, and amended July 27, 1851. The line reached the Mississippi River on February 22, 1854, where the first bridge to cross the river was ...

    • Contributor: Heubach, Emil - Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad Company
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1879
  • Cram's township and railroad map of Wyoming.

    Cram's township and railroad map of Wyoming.

    Shows relief by hachures, drainage, cities and towns, townships and counties, roads, and railroads distinguished by name and number.

    • Contributor: Cram, George Franklin
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1895
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 - Western Vermont Railroad
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1851
  • Map and profile of the Orange and Alexandria Rail Road with its Warrenton Branch and a portion of the Manasses [sic] Gap Rail Road, to show its point of connection.

    Map and profile of the Orange and Alexandria Rail Road with i...

    Printed topographic strip map with manuscript annotations to show the geologic structure along the route of the railroad. The Alexandria and the Chesapeake and Ohio canals and stage stable for horses used on the Piedmont stage route to North Carolina are also indicated. The Orange and Alexandria Railroad Company was founded in 1848 to divert hinterland products away from Baltimore and Richmond to Alexandria, ...

    • Contributor: Faul, August - Orange and Alexandria Railroad Company
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1854
  • 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. - Portland & Ogdensburg Railroad Company
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 185?
  • Map of the Boston, Concord and Montreal Railroad from Concord to Haverhill, N.H.

    Map of the Boston, Concord and Montreal Railroad from Concord...

    Map covers parts of Belknap, Carroll, Grafton, and Merrimac counties, N.H. [From published bibliography]

    • Contributor: Crocker, William P. - Morgan, Charles - J.H. Bufford & Co.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1845
  • The Union Pacific system of railroad and steamship lines, 1900.

    The Union Pacific system of railroad and steamship lines, 1900.

    Map of the western United States showing relief by hachures, drainage, cities and towns, and the railroad network coded by color. Shows lines as reorganized by Edward H. Harriman after the business depression of 1893. It was incorporated again in 1897 and assumed operation February 1, 1898.

    • Contributor: Rand Mcnally and Company - Union Pacific Railroad Company
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1900
  • Map showing the line of the Plymouth, Kankakee, & Pacific Railroad and its connections.

    Map showing the line of the Plymouth, Kankakee, & Pacific Rai...

    Map of the middle Atlantic and midwestern states showing drainage, cities and towns, township and county boundaries, and the railroad network. This is the Indiana portion of a projected railroad from Plymouth, Ind., on the Pittsburgh, Fort Wayne, and Chicago Railroad, to Bureau Junction, on the Chicago, Rock Island, and Pacific Railroad.

    • Contributor: G.W. & C. Colton & Co. - Plymouth, Kankakee, and Pacific Railroad
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1871
  • A map of the Georgia Rail Road and the several lines of railroad connecting with it, Febr. 1839.

    A map of the Georgia Rail Road and the several lines of railr...

    Map of the southeastern United States indicating drainage, relief by hachures, place names, roads, canals in blue, Georgia Railroad in red, "R.R. completed & in progress" in yellow. "R.R. chartered & proposed" in brown. Probably made to accompany his Report of the Engineer in Chief, May 13, 1839. Created by Act of December 21, 1836. See also items 613 and 614.

    • Contributor: Thomson, J. Edgar (John Edgar) - Georgia Rail Road Company - Thomson, J. Edgar
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1839
  • Plan and geological section of a rail-road route from Old Ferry Wharf, Chelsea to Beverly.

    Plan and geological section of a rail-road route from Old Fer...

    Topographical strip map of part of Massachusetts showing relief by hachures, drainage, property owners names, roads, and the lines of survey. Includes geological cross-section profile. [From published bibliography]

    • Contributor: Browne, D. Jasper - Pendelton's Lithography
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1836
  • Colton's railroad & township map of Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut.

    Colton's railroad & township map of Massachusetts, Rhode Isla...

    Detailed map indicating drainage, relief by hachures, county and township boundaries, and roads. [From published bibliography]

    • Contributor: Colton, J. H. (Joseph Hutchins) - Colton, J. H.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1853
  • 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 (George Woolworth) - Colton, G. Woolworth
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1865
  • Map shewing the connection of the Baltimore and Ohio-Rail-Road with other rail roads executed or in progress throughout the United States.

    Map shewing the connection of the Baltimore and Ohio-Rail-Roa...

    Map of the United States east of the Mississippi River. [From published bibliography]

    • Contributor: Edward Weber & Co.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1840
  • Maps showing the Boston Hoosac Tunnel and Western Railway with its eastern and western connections.

    Maps showing the Boston Hoosac Tunnel and Western Railway wit...

    Map of the northeastern United States showing drainage, counties, cities and towns, and the railroad network.

    • Contributor: G.W. & C. Colton & Co. - Boston, Hoosac Tunnel, and Western Railway
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1881
  • Map showing the route & connections of the Central Rail Road Extension Company of Long Island.

    Map showing the route & connections of the Central Rail Road ...

    Shows New York City and eastern Long Island. Indicates drainage, cities and towns, roads, and railroads.

    • Contributor: G.W. & C. Colton & Co. - Central Railroad Extension Company of Long Island
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1873
  • Map of the rail roads of Pennsylvania and parts of adjoining states.

    Map of the rail roads of Pennsylvania and parts of adjoining ...

    Map shows drainage, counties, stations, and the railroad network in red.

    • Contributor: Anderson, J. A.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1871
  • Map of the proposed Northern Route for a railroad to the Pacific.

    Map of the proposed Northern Route for a railroad to the Paci...

    Outline map of the United States showing drainage, state boundaries, major cities, and names of states, with state population figures. Western states show topography by hachures. Some major rail lines are shown in the northeastern states. Besides the "Northern Route" the map also indicates four more southerly proposed routes west of the Mississippi River.

    • Contributor: Johnson, Edwin Ferry
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1853
  • 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
  • Colton's railroad & township map of the state of Ohio, drawn by George W. Colton, engraved by J M. Atwood.

    Colton's railroad & township map of the state of Ohio, drawn ...

    Detailed map showing drainage, railroads under construction and completed, canals, post roads, towns, townships, villages, post offices, and county boundaries.

    • Contributor: Colton, G. Woolworth (George Woolworth) - Colton, G. Woolworth
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1854
  • 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
  • Map of the New York Central and Hudson River Railroad and its principal connections.

    Map of the New York Central and Hudson River Railroad and its...

    Eastern half of the United States showing major drainage, cities and towns, the railroad network, with names of lines, and the main ones indicated in heavy black. No railroad connections appear in the south where the hand indicator is located.

    • Contributor: Rand Mcnally and Company - New York Central and Hudson River Railroad Company
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1876
  • A map of a part of the southern & western states showing the contemplated route of the New Orleans & Ohio Railroad and the Central Railroad of Illinois, also the route of the Mobile & Ohio Railroad representing the most central, direct and practicable route for a great national and commercial highway between the Gulf of Mexico and the Great Northern Lakes, and by various branches and intersections with other Railways connecting with all the principal cities of the United States.

    A map of a part of the southern & western states showing the ...

    The map covers an area from Lake Michigan to the Mississippi delta, and from Columbus, Ohio, to Little Rock, Ark. It shows Ft. Massac and "Capitol City" in southern Illinois and northern Kentucky as sites selected by the U.S. for the "Western Armory," and the probable future site for the seat of government of the United States or Western District of Columbia. Chartered January ...

    • Contributor: McBean, William - New Orleans and Ohio Railroad - Illinois Central Railroad Company - Mobile and Ohio Railroad Company
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1850
  • 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 (John Bloomfield) - Michigan Southern Railroad - Jervis, John
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1850
  • Map of the Shore Line Rail Road route between New York and Boston, showing its rail road and steamboat connection with New York, New Haven, New London, Stonington, Providence, Newport, and Boston.

    Map of the Shore Line Rail Road route between New York and Bo...

    Detailed map of lower New England states and part of New York indicating drainage, cities and towns, state boundaries, township lines, and the railroad network.

    • Contributor: Walling, Henry Francis - Shore Line Railroad - H.F. Wallings Map Establishment
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1860
  • Map showing the line of the New Haven, Middletown, and Boston Railroad and its connections.

    Map showing the line of the New Haven, Middletown, and Boston...

    Map of New England showing drainage, cities and towns, counties, distances, and the railroad network with named lines.

    • Contributor: G.W. & C. Colton & Co. - New Haven, Middletown, and Boston Railroad
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1867
  • Map exhibiting that portion of the State of Pennsylvania traversed by the surveys for a continuous rail road from Harrisburg to Pittsburg made under the direction of Charles L. Schlatter, c.e. in the year 1839 and 1840.

    Map exhibiting that portion of the State of Pennsylvania trav...

    Map shows drainage, county boundaries, cities, roads, and canals. Lines of surveys and railroads in operation are indicated by different colors. [From published bibliography]

    • Contributor: Cramer, Charles - Bowen, John T.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1840
  • 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. (Alvin Jewett) - Johnson, A. J.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1858
  • Johnson's new railroad & county copper plate map of the southern states from the latest and best information.

    Johnson's new railroad & county copper plate map of the south...

    Detailed map showing drainage, state and county boundaries, place names, steamboat routes, and railroad network.

    • Contributor: Johnson & Browning
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1860
  • Centennial American Republic and railroad map of the United States and of the Dominion of Canada. Compiled from the latest official sources.

    Centennial American Republic and railroad map of the United S...

    Shows drainage, cities and towns,and the railroad network with names of lines. Includes distance chart and view of "Main building centennial exhibition, Philadelphia, 1876." [From published bibliography]

    • Contributor: Watson, Gaylord
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1875
  • 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. - Texas & Pacific Railway
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1876
  • 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. (Robert Stockton) - Davis, Jefferson - Parke, John G. - Williams Smith, Issac - Siebert, Selmar - United States. War Department - Williamson, R. S.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1853
  • Map of Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island; constructed from the latest authorities.

    Map of Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island; construct...

    One of the earliest county and township maps to show proposed railroads in New England. Indicates rail line between Schenectady and Albany, N.Y.

    • Contributor: Young, J. H. (James Hamilton) - Mitchell, S. Augustus (Samuel Augustus) - Young, J. H.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1831
  • Mitchell's new traveller's guide through the United States, showing the rail roads, canals, stage roads &c. with distances from place to place.

    Mitchell's new traveller's guide through the United States, s...

    General map of the eastern half of the United States, framed in decorative borders, indicating drainage, state boundaries, major cities and towns, roads, railroads, canals, and distances. [From published bibliography]

    • Contributor: Drake, Ira S. - Thomas, Cowperthwait & Co.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1853
  • Map of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut exhibiting the post offices, post roads, canals, rail roads, &c.; by David H. Burr (late topographer to the Post Office,) Geographer to the House of Representatives of the U.S.

    Map of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Is...

    Detailed map showing relief by hachures, drainage, township and county boundaries, cities and towns, canals, road, and railroads.

    • Contributor: Burr, David H.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1839
  • Map of Virginia, Maryland and Delaware exhibiting the post offices, post roads, canals, rail roads &c.

    Map of Virginia, Maryland and Delaware exhibiting the post of...

    Detailed map showing relief by hachures, drainage, township and county boundaries, cities and towns, canals, roads and railroads.

    • Contributor: Burr, David H.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1839
  • The American Union railroad map of the United States, British possessions, West Indies, Mexico and Central America.

    The American Union railroad map of the United States, British...

    Detailed map of the continental United States and portions of Canada and Mexico indicating drainage, international and state boundaries, cities and towns, forts, canals, stage roads, railroads, and proposed railroads.

    • Contributor: Haasis & Lubrecht
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1872
  • Map of the Rabun Gap Rail Road route showing its connection with other roads finished, in progress & contemplated.

    Map of the Rabun Gap Rail Road route showing its connection w...

    Outline map of the southern United States showing the railroad network. The Rabun Gap system is shown in red.

    • Contributor: Keenan, William - Rabun Gap Railroad
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 185?
  • Map of Nebraska published by the Burlington Route 1886, compiled from the official records of the government and rail road offices.

    Map of Nebraska published by the Burlington Route 1886, compi...

    Township and county map showing drainage, cities and towns, Indian and military reservations, land districts, and the railroad network with names along the lines.

    • Contributor: Hirschfield, F.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1886
  • 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
  • Rail road map of Pennsylvania published by the Department of Internal Affairs of Pennsylvania, 1895.

    Rail road map of Pennsylvania published by the Department of ...

    Detailed map showing drainage, cities and towns, and the railroad system distinguished by color.

    • Contributor: Wall, J. Sutton
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1895
  • The North Pennsylvania Rail Road and its connections, Octr. 1853.

    The North Pennsylvania Rail Road and its connections, Octr. 1...

    Outline map of the eastern Great Lakes, east to Philadelphia and New York City, showing the east Pennsylvania coal fields. Chartered April 8, 1852, under Philadelphia, Easton and Water-Gap Railroad. See entry 529.

    • Contributor: Miller, Edward - North Pennsylvania Railroad Company
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1853
  • Map of central Montana, the Montana Railroad, September 1, 1899.

    Map of central Montana, the Montana Railroad, September 1, 1899.

    Shows relief by hachures, drainage, township and county boundaries, military reservations, wagon roads, and railroads.

    • Contributor: Polley, J. F. - Montana Railroad
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1899
  • Township map of Wisconsin showing The Milwaukee & Horicon Rail Road and its connections.

    Township map of Wisconsin showing The Milwaukee & Horicon Rai...

    Map of Wisconsin and parts of adjacent states showing drainage, state boundaries, township lines, cities, and towns.

    • Contributor: Vliet, Jasper - Milwaukee and Horicon Railroad
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1857
  • 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 - Pennsylvania Railroad
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1893
  • [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. (William Jarvis) - McAlpine, William J.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1853
  • Railroad map showing the lands of the Standard Coal and Iron Co. situated in the Hocking Valley, Ohio, and their relation to the markets of the north and west.

    Railroad map showing the lands of the Standard Coal and Iron ...

    Detailed map of the north-central and Great Lakes region showing drainage, cities and towns, township and county boundaries, coal fields, names of railroads, and the railroad network.

    • Contributor: G.W. & C. Colton & Co.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1881
  • Cleveland and Toledo Rail-Road 1856.

    Cleveland and Toledo Rail-Road 1856.

    Sketch map of northern Ohio showing the railroad lines. Below the neat line is a list of officers and directors of the company. Chartered as the Junction Rail Road, March 2, 1846.

    • Contributor: G. F. Thomas & Co. - Cleveland & Toledo Railroad
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1855
  • Map showing the Delaware and North River Railroad and its connections between Kingston, Port Jarvis and Stroudsburg.

    Map showing the Delaware and North River Railroad and its con...

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

    • Contributor: G.W. & C. Colton & Co. - Delaware and North River Railroad
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1890
  • Map of the La Crosse and Milwaukee Rail Road and connections.

    Map of the La Crosse and Milwaukee Rail Road and connections.

    Map of the northeastern and north-central United States indicating major drainage, larger cities, state boundaries, and the railroad network. Chartered April 2, 1852.

    • Contributor: Colton, J. H. (Joseph Hutchins) - La Crosse and Milwaukee Railroad Company - Colton, J. H.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1855