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  • 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
  • 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
  • Map of the rail roads of New Jersey 1887.

    Map of the rail roads of New Jersey 1887.

    Township and county map showing drainage, cities and towns, and the railroad system with names. A table of railroads by system is in the lower right of map.

    • Contributor: Van Cleef, John T.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1887
  • 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 of surveys for the Louisville & Cincinnati B'ch Railroad; I. M. St. John, Chief Eng', 1866.

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

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

    • Contributor: Thatcher, Edwin
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1866
  • Map 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.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1882
  • Map of Kansas and Nebraska.

    Map of Kansas and Nebraska.

    Township map showing drainage, cities and towns, location of the land grant railroads and indicating the 10-, 20-, & 25-mile limits of grants. Shows land offices and the Surveyor General's office.

    • Contributor: United States. General Land Office
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1865
  • Map of the Cincinnati, Virginia, & Carolina Railway and its connection.

    Map of the Cincinnati, Virginia, & Carolina Railway and its c...

    Map of the southern states showing drainage, cities and towns, and mines and minerals along the route of the main line.

    • Contributor: G.W. & C. Colton & Co.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1881
  • Map of the Seaboard & Roanoke Railroad from Portsmouth, Va. to Weldon, N.C. showing its connection with railroad & steamboat routes,

    Map of the Seaboard & Roanoke Railroad from Portsmouth, Va. t...

    Outline map showing area from Pottsville, Pa., to Macon, Ga. [From published bibliography]

    • Contributor: Carter, T. J.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1847
  • [New commercial and topographical rail road map & guide of Nebraska].

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

    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: 1874
  • Railroads in Virginia and part of North Carolina, drawn and engraved for Doggett's Railroad Guide & Gazetteer.

    Railroads in Virginia and part of North Carolina, drawn and e...

    Shows rail connections between Harpers Ferry and Winchester, Acquia Creek to Rocky Mount and Huntsville, N.C., and a line from Gosport to Newsons Depot.

    • Contributor: Doggett, John
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1848
  • Plan showing the proposed entrance into Boston of the Fitchburg Rail Road.

    Plan showing the proposed entrance into Boston of the Fitchbu...

    Street map of part of Boston showing the railroad yards and the passenger depot. Chartered on March 3, 1842.

    • Contributor: Bouvé, Elisha W.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 184?
  • 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
  • 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
  • Map of the Denver and Rio Grande Railway and connections.

    Map of the Denver and Rio Grande Railway and connections.

    Map of western Colorado and New Mexico showing relief by hachures, drainage, cities and towns, counties, mineral areas, roads, and railroads. Includes completed and proposed lines. General information for tourists on verso.

    • Contributor: Mota, Alb Von
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1873
  • 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 & profile of the Virginia & Tennessee Rail Road.

    Map & profile of the Virginia & Tennessee Rail Road.

    Strip map of Virginia between Lynchburg and Bristol, Tenn. Shows drainage, coal and copper fields, county boundaries, cities, towns, and roads. Chartered March 24, 1848, under the name of Lynchburg abd Tennessee Railroad. Consolidated in 1871 under Atlantic, Mississippi, and Ohio Railroad. See entry 331. [From published bibliography]

    • Contributor: Blackford, W. W.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1856
  • 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
  • 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
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1836
  • Rail road and county map of Illinois showing its internal improvements 1854.

    Rail road and county map of Illinois showing its internal imp...

    Detailed map indicating drainage, place names, roads and railroads. Text, including a list of Illinois railroads and their connections, appears on both sides and bottom of the map.

    • Contributor: Ensign, Bridgman & Fanning
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1854
  • Sectional map of the state of North Dakota published by authority of the commissioners of railroads under the direction of the governor; drawn and compiled from official maps of the General Land Office and other authentic sources.

    Sectional map of the state of North Dakota published by autho...

    Township and county map showing relief by hachures, drainage, cities and towns, military and Indian reservations, and the operating and proposed railroads with names along the lines.

    • Contributor: Higbee, E. F.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1892
  • Gray's new trunk railway map of the United States, Dom. of Canada and portion of Mexico. Compiled from latest official sources, showing carefully selected list of cities & town in readable type for quick reference.

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

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

    • Contributor: Gray, Charles P.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1898
  • Map of the 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
  • Map of the county west of Cumberland towards the Ohio river, showing the various lines surveyed or reconnoitred [sic] for the extension of the Baltimore & Ohio Rail Road to its western terminus referred to in the report of the chief engineer of September 20th, 1843.

    Map of the county west of Cumberland towards the Ohio river, ...

    Lightly colored map on tracing linen showing western Pennsylvania, western Maryland, parts of Virginia and West Virginia and most of Ohio.

    • Contributor: Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1843
  • 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.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1881
  • Map showing the California and Nevada Railroad and its extensions and connections.

    Map showing the California and Nevada Railroad and its extens...

    Map of central California and Colorado showing relief by hachures, drainage, township and county boundaries, and railroads, with emphasis on the main line.

    • Contributor: G.W. & C. Colton & Co.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1882
  • 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
  • Railroad and county map of Arizona

    Railroad and county map of Arizona

    Shows relief by hachures, drainage, cities and towns, townships and counties, roads, and unfinished railroads. Includes index on the verso.

    • Contributor: Cram, George Franklin
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1887
  • Notes --                        Railroad Maps, 1828-1900

    Notes -- Railroad Maps, 1828-1900

    Henry Varnum Poor, Manual of the Railroads of the United States for 1870-71 (New York: H.V. & H.W. Poor, 1870), p. xxviii. James A. Ward, J. Edgar Thomson: Master of the Pennsylvania (Westport: Greenwood Press, 1980), p. 11. Daniel J. Boorstin, The Americans: The Democratic Experience (New York: Random House, 1965), p. 18. Thurman W. Van Metre, Transportation in the United States (Brooklyn: Foundation ...

  • 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
  • Maps showing the connections of the Little Rock and Fort Smith Railroad and its land grant.

    Maps showing the connections of the Little Rock and Fort Smit...

    Two maps on one sheet. Main map shows entire United States with its railroad system and emphasizes the main line. Secondary map shows land grants. Chartered in 1853 and opened in 1870.

    • Contributor: G.W. & C. Colton & Co.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1873
  • Through route west to Pittsburg [sic]

    Through route west to Pittsburg [sic]

    Outline map of the middle Atlantic states showing existing routes and, in red, the advantages of the proposed Metropolitan Railroad connections. The state of Maryland authorized extension of this line to Cumberland in January 1853.

    • Contributor: [Metropolitan Railroad Company (Georgetown, Washington, D.C)]
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1853
  • Map showing the road of the Coal and Iron Railway Co. and the coal and iron ore lands along its line.

    Map showing the road of the Coal and Iron Railway Co. and the...

    Map of the middle Atlantic states showing drainage, cities and towns, canals, roads, and railroads.

    • Contributor: G.W. & C. Colton & Co.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1882
  • Map of Georgia & Alabama 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 Georgia & Alabama exhibiting the post offices, post ro...

    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
  • Riviere des Lacs to the Rocky Mountains : from explorations and surveys /

    Riviere des Lacs to the Rocky Mountains : from explorations a...

    Scale 1:1,200,000. Relief shown by hachures. At head of title: Route near the 47th and 49th Parallels. Map no. 2. "Drawn by John Lambert. Topographer of the exploration, assisted by J. R. P. Mechlin." 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 ...

    • Contributor: Lambert, John
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1859
  • 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
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1860
  • Route of the Pacific and Atlantic Rail Road between San Francisco, & San Jose, as located by Wm. J. Lewis, Chief Engineer, in Sept. Oct. & Nov. 1851.

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

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

    • Contributor: Lewis, William J.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1851
  • 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
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1854
  • Map of Peru and Indianapolis Rail Road with connections.

    Map of Peru and Indianapolis Rail Road with connections.

    Outline map with colored state boundaries of the northeastern and north-central United States indicating larger cities. Shows "finished," "in progress of construction," and "contemplated" railroads. Chartered in 1846 with first section opened in 1851.

    • Contributor: Leefe, George E.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 185?
  • Map of the country from Lake Superior to the Pacific Ocean. From the latest explorations and surveys to accompany the report of the New York Chamber of Commerce, April 1868.

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

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

    • Contributor: G.W. & C. Colton & Co.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1867
  • Map showing the route and connections of the Bellaire, Zanesville and Cincinnati Railway.

    Map showing the route and connections of the Bellaire, Zanesv...

    Map of Ohio showing drainage, township and county boundaries, cities and towns, railroads, and a table of population for the 1880 census.

    • Contributor: G.W. & C. Colton & Co.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1883
  • From Fort Smith to the Rio Grande : from explorations and surveys /

    From Fort Smith to the Rio Grande : from explorations and sur...

    Scale 1:950,400. Relief shown by hachures. At head of title: Route near the 35th Parallel. Map no. 1. 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, 152 Description derived from published bibliography. Inset: Sketch of ...

    • Contributor: Hoffman, J. D.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1859
  • 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.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1871
  • Railroad commissioner's map of Mississippi.

    Railroad commissioner's map of Mississippi.

    Shows drainage, cities and towns, township and county boundaries, and the railroad network with color coding.

    • Contributor: Rand Mcnally and Company
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1888
  • Traveling map of the western states, exhibiting the counties, towns and villages, the rail ways, rivers, canals, and lakes and towns & stations on them; engraved by Jos. Beutler.

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

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

    • Contributor: Mendenhall, Edward
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1864
  • Map of New York City, Brooklyn, and vicinity showing surface & elevated railroads in operation and proposed.

    Map of New York City, Brooklyn, and vicinity showing surface ...

    Shows relief by hachures, drainage, parks, some buildings, names of property owners, streets, roads, and the railroads distinguished by line symbols.

    • Contributor: G.W. & C. Colton & Co.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1885
  • New county and railway map of the United States and the Dominion of Canada compiled from information obtained from official sources showing the lines of the Chicago and Alton R.R. and its connections.

    New county and railway map of the United States and the Domin...

    Shows relief by hachures, drainage, cities and towns, counties, and the railroad network emphasizing the main line. Includes names of lines.

    • Contributor: Rand Mcnally and Company
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1883
  • Pennsylvania's great highway and its tributary lines.

    Pennsylvania's great highway and its tributary lines.

    Map of the northeastern United States showing drainage, some relief by hachures, cities and towns, the Sunbury and Erie Railroad, and connecting lines.

    • Contributor: Kollner, Augustus
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 185?
  • Map of the Great Kennesaw Route via Washington, Roanoke and, Knoxville.

    Map of the Great Kennesaw Route via Washington, Roanoke and, ...

    Map of the United States showing relief by hachures, drainage, cities and towns, state boundaries, and the railroad network with the named lines. Heavy black lines emphasize the main line. See entry 614.

    • Contributor: Matthews Northrup Company
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1890
  • 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
  • Railroad map of Indiana.

    Railroad map of Indiana.

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

    • Contributor: Indiana. State Board of Tax Commissioners
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1896
  • Experimental survey for the Eastern Shore Rail Road, Maryland, drawn by W. H. Emory & J. McClelland Asst. Civ. Engs., made under the direction of James Kearney.

    Experimental survey for the Eastern Shore Rail Road, Maryland...

    Survey map along route of line covering strip of land in Maryland from Elk Landing to Tangier Sound. Shows streams, fields, land owners, roads, and the "lines run with compass & level, Lines run with compass." The line was chartered in 1853, organized in 1859, and the first section of road completed in 1860.

    • Contributor: Emory, William H.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1853
  • Colton's railroad and express map of the northwestern states showing countries, towns, railroads, station, distances, etc.

    Colton's railroad and express map of the northwestern states ...

    North-central states. Shows drainage, cities and towns, townships, counties, stations, and the railroad network with distances.

    • Contributor: G.W. & C. Colton & Co.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1872
  • A new map of the United States. Upon which are delineated its vast works of internal communication, routes across the continent &c. showing also Canada and the Island of Cuba,

    A new map of the United States. Upon which are delineated its...

    Detailed general map of the eastern half of the United States indicating drainage, state boundaries, state and county capitals, cities and towns, common roads, the "Oregon Route," canals, and railroads. One of the earliest maps to indicate an operating railroad west of the Mississippi River, from St. Louis to Jefferson City. Topography is indicated by hachures only in the inset of California. Indian tribes ...

    • Contributor: Williams, W.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1851
  • Map showing the Jackson, Lansing & Saginaw Railroad and its connections.

    Map showing the Jackson, Lansing & Saginaw Railroad and its c...

    Map of the Great Lakes area showing drainage, cities and towns, township and county boundaries, and the railroad network with emphasis on the main line.

    • Contributor: G.W. & C. Colton & Co.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1867
  • Map of the Toledo, Wabash, and Gt. Western Rail Road Line, and its connections.

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

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

    • Contributor: Olmstead, S. R.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1859
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Map showing location of lands belonging to the Iowa Rail Road Land Company Iowa Falls, and Sioux City R.R. Land Company Sioux City, and Pacific Land Company & Elkhorn Land Company, J. T. McAlvin, Del. I.R.R. Land Department, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 1871.

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

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

    • Contributor: G.W. & C. Colton & Co.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1871
  • 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.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1856
  • Lloyd's official map of the state of Virginia from actual surveys by order of the Executive 1828 & 1859.

    Lloyd's official map of the state of Virginia from actual sur...

    Indicates drainage, relief by hachures, state and county boundaries, roads, distances, place names, mills, factories, "places remarkable for military incidents," and the railroad network.

    • Contributor: Lloyd, James T.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1861
  • 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.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1855
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 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
  • Johnson's map of Indiana showing the rail roads and townships compiled from the latest & best authorities.

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

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

    • Contributor: Johnson, A. J.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1858
  • Map 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
  • Plan of the West-Philadelphia Rail-Road.

    Plan of the West-Philadelphia Rail-Road.

    Map includes parts of Philadelphia and Montgomery counties. Indicates topography by hachures, drainage, roads, property owners, and part of the city street plan of Philadelphia. [From published bibliography].

    • Contributor: Campbell, Henry R.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1835
  • Colton's railroad & township map, western states compiled from the United States surveys.

    Colton's railroad & township map, western states compiled fro...

    Detailed map of the north-central states framed in decorative borders indicating drainage, state, county, and township boundaries, cities and towns, canals, roads, railroads, and proposed railroads. [From published bibliography]

    • Contributor: Colton, J. H.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1853
  • Map showing the proposed Tennessee, Alabama, and Georgia Railroad.

    Map showing the proposed Tennessee, Alabama, and Georgia Rail...

    Map of the southeastern states showing drainage, cities and towns, and railroads with relation to consolidation, and connections to other lines in the south.

    • Contributor: G.W. & C. Colton & Co.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1893
  • 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 of the Denver & Rio Grande Railway, showing its connections and extensions also the relative position of Denver and Pueblo to all the principal towns and mining regions of Colorado and New Mexico.

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

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

    • Contributor: Eccles, S. W.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1881
  • The Beginnings of American Railroads and Mapping --                        Railroad Maps, 1828-1900

    The Beginnings of American Railroads and Mapping -- ...

    Railways were introduced in England in the seventeenth century as a way to reduce friction in moving heavily loaded wheeled vehicles. The first North American "gravity road," as it was called, was erected in 1764 for military purposes at the Niagara portage in Lewiston, New York. The builder was Capt. John Montressor, a British engineer known to students of historical cartography as a mapmaker. ...

  • Map of the Mine Hill & Schuylkill Haven R.R. & branches.

    Map of the Mine Hill & Schuylkill Haven R.R. & branches.

    Map of part of Pennsylvania between Schuylkill Haven and Ashland, showing drainage, cities, towns, individual buildings, mines, mills, and the branch rail lines connecting with the Philadelphia Reading & Pottsville R.R.

    • Contributor: P.S. Duval & Co.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1857
  • [Outline map of the United States showing proposed railroad routes to the Pacific].

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

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

    • Contributor: McAlpine, William J.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1853
  • View fo the lake & north west-connections with Philadelphia.

    View fo the lake & north west-connections with Philadelphia.

    Indicates railroads in the Great Lakes region, south to the Ohio River, and from New York State to the Mississippi River. Shows proposed railroads as far west as the Missouri River.

    • Contributor: P.S. Duval & Co.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1856
  • Karte der verschiendenen Pacific Eisenbahnen und deren Verbindung mit anderen Bahnen; für die "N.Y. Handels Zeitung" gezeichne.

    Karte der verschiendenen Pacific Eisenbahnen und deren Verbin...

    Map of western United States showing drainage, relief by hachures, state and county boundaries, cities and towns, Indian and military reservations, roads, trails, the railroad network and the Pacific lines in heavy colors.

    • Contributor: G.W. & C. Colton & Co.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1870
  • Map of all the railroads in the United States in operation and progress; drawn and engraved under direction of the editor of the American railroad journal.

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

    Map of the eastern United States to about the 95th Meridian showing operating and projected railroads.

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1854
  • 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 Boston & Lowell R.R. system with its principal connections.

    Map of the Boston & Lowell R.R. system with its principal con...

    Map of the northern United States showing cities and towns and the railroad network with emphasis on the main line. This line was chartered in 1830 and opened in 1835. In 1841 a second track was laid.

    • Contributor: Rand Avery Supply Co.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1890
  • Route of a proposed railroad from Powelton, West Philada. to the Philada; gas works and thence to the river Delaware; surveyed by the engineer of the Pennsylva Rail Road Co.

    Route of a proposed railroad from Powelton, West Philada. to ...

    Outline map of Philadelphia and vicinity showing different railroad lines and depots. Below "Line E" on the map is the following statement. "Surveyed by Edw. H. Saunders, Nov. 1856."

    • Contributor: Kollner, Augustus
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1856
  • Map of the Marietta and Pittsburgh Railroad and its connections.

    Map of the Marietta and Pittsburgh Railroad and its connections.

    Detailed map of Ohio and vicinity showing drainage, cities and towns, mineral deposits, and the railroad network, with emphasis on the main line.

    • Contributor: G.W. & C. Colton & Co.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1871
  • 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
  • Goldthwait's map of the United States, British Provinces, Mexico, Central America, W. India Is. &c., exhibiting the railroads with their distances, single and double tracks and width of gauge.

    Goldthwait's map of the United States, British Provinces, Mex...

    Shows drainage, relief by hachures, place names, and state boundaries.

    • Contributor: Goldthwait, J. H.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1861
  • D.B. Cooke & Co's railway guide for Illinois shewing all the stations with their respective distances connecting with Chicago.

    D.B. Cooke & Co's railway guide for Illinois shewing all the ...

    Outline map showing "R.R. in operation" and "R.R. in Progress." [From published bibliography]

    • Contributor: D. Cooke & Co.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1855
  • From the Rio Grande to the Pacific Ocean : from explorations and surveys /

    From the Rio Grande to the Pacific Ocean : from explorations ...

    Scale 1:950,400. At head of title: Route near the 35th Parallel. Map no. 2. 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, 153 Description derived from published bibliography. Insets: Sketch of ...

    • Contributor: Hoffman, J. D.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1859
  • Complete railway map designed and engraved from the original maps, charts and schedules furnished by railway engineers, agents &c to accompany the American Railway Guide.

    Complete railway map designed and engraved from the original ...

    To the right of the map is an advertisment stating "American Railway Guide for the United States. Published Monthly."

    • Contributor: Dinsmore, Curran
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 185?
  • 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 Richmond and Louisville R.R. connecting the railroads of Virginia with the railroads of Kentucky on the shortest route east and west of the Mississippi Valley to the Atlantic Ocean.

    Map of the Richmond and Louisville R.R. connecting the railro...

    Shows eastern United States and includes relief by hachures, drainage, cities and towns, county boundaries, and the railroad network in red.

    • Contributor: G.W. & C. Colton & Co.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1882
  • Map of the Pennsylvania, Reading, and Lehigh Valley Railroads, and their connections.

    Map of the Pennsylvania, Reading, and Lehigh Valley Railroads...

    Outline map of the middle Atlantic states showing the three major lines in different colors. Indicates major drainage, cities and towns, and names the railroads along the lines.

    • Contributor: Alter, R. H.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1884
  • Map showing the Burlington Cedar Rapids and Minnesota Railway and its connections.

    Map showing the Burlington Cedar Rapids and Minnesota Railway...

    Map of the midwestern states showing drainage, cities and towns, administrative boundaries, and the railroad network with emphasis on the main line. Consolidated June 30, 1868, from Cedar Rapids and Burlington and the Cedar Rapids and St. Paul.

    • Contributor: G.W. & C. Colton & Co.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1868
  • Map and profile of the Gettysburg Rail Road as surveyed by order of the legislature of Pennsylvania, 1839.

    Map and profile of the Gettysburg Rail Road as surveyed by or...

    Survey map and profile of part of Pennsylvania and Maryland from Gettysburg to the Potomac River. Shows relief by hachures along the line, creeks, roads, cities and towns. Chartered on January 9, 1838; constructed December 1, 1858.

    • Contributor: Campbell, Henry R.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1839
  • Map of the Southern Express Company.

    Map of the Southern Express Company.

    Outline railroad map of the southern states printed on heavy paper, indicating the railroad network, with stations and names of railroad companies along each line. [From published bibliography]

    • Contributor: Richardson, Alfred M.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1884
  • 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 railways in New England and part of New York; engraved by D. C. Hitchcock for the Pathfinder Railway Guide.

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

    Scale [ca. 1:2,700,000]. LC Railroad maps, 101 Description derived from published bibliography. At top of map: "See paragraph headed Our Railway Map." On the verso: City of Boston. 18 x 14 cm. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.

    • Contributor: Snow & Wilder
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1847
  • Colton's railroad & township map of New England with portions of the state of New York, the British provinces &c.

    Colton's railroad & township map of New England with portions...

    Scale 1:570,240. LC copy imperfect, lower right quarter of map missing. LC also has 1853 and 1854 editions. LC Railroad maps, 107 Description derived from published bibliography. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.

    • Contributor: Colton, G. Woolworth
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1852
  • Map of the state of New-York showing its water and rail road lines. Jan 1855, by direction of John T. Clark State Engineer & Surveyor.

    Map of the state of New-York showing its water and rail road ...

    Map of New York and parts of adjacent states showing drainage, relief by hachures, county boundaries, cities and towns. Different colors indicate railroads in operation, in progress of construction, and proposed.

    • Contributor: Vaughan, David
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1855