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  • 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 (George Woolworth) - Colton, G. Woolworth
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1860
  • Map showing the location of the Chicago & Northwestern Railway with its branches & connections through Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan.

    Map showing the location of the Chicago & Northwestern Railwa...

    Map of the midwestern states showing relief by hachures, drainage, cities and towns, township and county boundaries, and the completed, proposed, and under-construction railroads.

    • Contributor: Chicago & Northwestern Railway. Land Department - Chicago and North Western Railway Company
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1862
  • Map of the Catawissa, Williamsport & Erie Rail Road; showing its connection with the north and west by the Williamsport and Elmira Rail Road, & its connection with Philada. & New York by the Reading & Lehigh Valley R. Rd.

    Map of the Catawissa, Williamsport & Erie Rail Road; showing ...

    Map of Pennsylvania from Philadelphia north to the New York boundary and west to Williamsport. Shows county boundaries, drainage, coal field, important cities, and the existing and proposed railroads. Chartered in 1835 as the Little Schuylkill and Susequehanna Railroad.

    • Contributor: Kimber, Thomas - Catawissa, Williamsport and Erie Railroad Company
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1856
  • Railroads in Michigan, with steamboat routes on the Great Lakes. Drawn and engraved for Doggett's railroad guide & gazetteer.

    Railroads in Michigan, with steamboat routes on the Great Lak...

    Shows main line from Detroit to Kalamazoo and from Munroe to Hillsdale.

    • Contributor: Doggett, John
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1848
  • A new map of the United States. Upon which are delineated its vast works of internal communication, routes across the continent &c.

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

    Map of the eastern half of the United States and part of Canada showing drainage, state boundaries, cities and towns, roads, railroads, and canals. Showing also the island of Cuba.

    • Contributor: Williams, W. (Wellington) - Williams, W.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1852
  • 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 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
  • A map of the Virginia Central Railroad, west of the Blue Ridge, and the preliminary surveys, with a profile of the grades.

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

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

    • Contributor: Citti, L. F.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1860
  • Burlington Route.

    Burlington Route.

    Map of the United States showing relief by hachures, drainage, cities and towns, state and county boundaries, time zones, and the railroad network with main lines emphasized.

    • Contributor: Rand Mcnally and Company - Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1892
  • 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. - Boston and Lowell Railroad Corporation
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1890
  • Map of the United States compiled from the latest and most  accurate surveys by Amos Lay, geographer & map publisher, New York.

    Map of the United States compiled from the latest and most a...

    Detailed map of the eastern United States to about the 97th Meridian. Shows drainage, relief by hachures, state and county boundaries, cities, towns and villages, canals, roads, and railroads in operation and proposed lines. Railroads are shown in New York, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, Kentucky, South Carolina, and a very small part of North Carolina from Rock Island to the northern boundary.

    • Contributor: Lay, Amos
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1834
  • Map of Mississippi, Louisiana & Arkansas exhibiting the post offices, post roads, canals, rail roads, &c. /

    Map of Mississippi, Louisiana & Arkansas exhibiting the post ...

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

    • Contributor: Burr, David H. - Arrowsmith, John
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1839
  • 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. (Gouverneur Kemble) - Freyhold, Edward - Bien, Julius - United States. War Department - Warren, G. K.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1863
  • Rail road map of Ohio 1873.

    Rail road map of Ohio 1873.

    Shows drainage, iron ore and coal fields, counties, cities and towns, canals, and completed and proposed railroads with names along the lines.

    • Contributor: Gray, O. W.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1873
  • 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
  • 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. - Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway Company
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1872
  • Railroad map of New Hampshire accompanying report of the railroad commissioners, 1894.

    Railroad map of New Hampshire accompanying report of the rail...

    Township and county map showing relief by hachures, cities and towns, and the railroad network distinguished by color and name.

    • Contributor: New Hampshire. Railroad Commissioners
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1894
  • Railroad & township map of Ohio.

    Railroad & township map of Ohio.

    Detailed township map showing drainage, cities and towns, county and township boundaries, roads, and railroads.

    • Contributor: Ensign, Bridgman & Fanning
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1854
  • Railway map of Nebraska issued by State Board of Transportation 1889.

    Railway map of Nebraska issued by State Board of Transportati...

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

    • Contributor: Alt, W. W.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1889
  • 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 (George Woolworth) - J.H. Colton & Co. - Colton, G. Woolworth
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1852
  • Map of Chicago & Rock Island, Peoria and Bureau Valley, and Mississippi & Missouri railroads; with their connections to New York.

    Map of Chicago & Rock Island, Peoria and Bureau Valley, and M...

    Outline map of the northeastern and north-central United States showing "railroads completed or in progress" and "railroads proposed & authorized unless named as 'projected.'"

    • Contributor: Leefe, George E. - Chicago and Rock Island Railroad Company
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1852
  • St. Paul to Riviere des Lacs : from explorations and surveys /

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

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

    • Contributor: Lambert, John - Davis, Jefferson - Stevens, Isaac Ingalls - Siebert, Selmar - United States. War Department
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1853-18
  • Map and profiles showing the Baltimore and Ohio Rail Road with its branches and immediately tributary lines, 1858; compiled and drawn by L. Jacobi C.E. Baltimore.

    Map and profiles showing the Baltimore and Ohio Rail Road wit...

    Detailed map of part of the middle Atlantic region showing drainage, cities and towns, counties, canals, roads, and the railroad network, with proposed extensions of lines.

    • Contributor: Jacobi, L. - Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1858
  • 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 United States military rail roads, showing the rail roads operated during the war from 1862-1866, as military lines; under the direction of Bvt. Brig. Gen D. C. McCallum, Director and General Manager.

    Map of United States military rail roads, showing the rail ro...

    Map of the Southeast showing towns, forts, rivers, and state boundaries. Railroad gauge indicated by color.

    • Contributor: Bien, Julius
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1866
  • Map of the railroads of Connecticut to accompany the report ... 1893. Prepared by S. D. Tilden, Hartford.

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

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

    • Contributor: Connecticut. Railroad Commissioners
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1893
  • Map of Texas showing the Sabine and Galveston Bay Rail Road, or Texas and New Orleans Air Line Rail Line, its connections in the U.S. and adjacent territories.

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

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

    • Contributor: Gentry, A. M. - Sabine and Galveston Bay Railroad
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1859
  • Map showing the Washington City and Point Lookout Railroad and its connections.

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

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

    • Contributor: G.W. & C. Colton & Co. - Washington City and Point Lookout Railroad
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1882
  • 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 proposed Tennessee, Alabama, and Georgia Railroad connecting and extending the Chattanooga Southern Railway, Marietta and North Georgia Railway, Knoxville, Cumberland Gap and Louisville Railroad, and Morristown and Cumberland Gap Railroad.

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

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

    • Contributor: G.W. & C. Colton & Co. - Tennessee, Alabama, and Georgia Railroad
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1892
  • Route of the New River R.R., 188-.

    Route of the New River R.R., 188-.

    Sketch map of part of West Virginia. Dashed red line across the map indicates the "Proposed New River R.R." Shows counties and names the line of railroads.

    • Contributor: Hotchkiss, Jedediah - New River Railroad Company
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1880-18
  • Railroad map of Michigan prepared for the commissioner of railroads.

    Railroad map of Michigan prepared for the commissioner of rai...

    Shows drainage, cities and towns, and railroads in color.

    • Contributor: G.W. & C. Colton & Co.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1876
  • 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
  • The Santa Fé route Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fé R.R. 3 lines between the Missouri River and the Pacific coast to the city of Mexico via the A.T.&S. and Mexican Central R.R.

    The Santa Fé route Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fé R.R. 3 lines b...

    Map of the western United States from Kansas City to the Pacific showing relief by shading, drainage, state boundaries, military and Indian reservations, railroads with main lines in heavy black; lists stage connections on each side of map.

    • Contributor: Poole Brothers - Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad Company
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1884
  • 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
  • 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. - Marietta and Pittsburgh Railroad
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1871
  • 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
  • From Great Salt Lake to the Humboldt Mountains.

    From Great Salt Lake to the Humboldt Mountains.

    Scale 1:760,320. At head of title: Route near the 41st Parallel. Map no. 2. Relief shown by hachures. LC copy missing data on left side of map. 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, 166 Description derived from ...

    • Contributor: Egloffstein, F. W. - Davis, Jefferson - Beckwith, E. G. (Edward Griffin) - Siebert, Selmar - United States. War Department
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1855
  • Indexed county and township pocket map and shippers guide of Nevada, accompanied by a new and origianl compilation and ready reference index, showing in detail the entire railroad network.

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

    Shows relief by hachures, drainage, counties, township lines, Indian reservations, roads, and railroads with names. Title from cover.

    • Contributor: Rand Mcnally and Company
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1893
  • Lloyd's American railroad map of the United States, showing the three proposed roads and the overland mail route to the Pacific,

    Lloyd's American railroad map of the United States, showing t...

    Outline map of the continental United States showing drainage, state boundaries, major cities, forts, finished and proposed railroads. [From published bibliography]

    • Contributor: Lloyd, James T. - Smith, Rae
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1859
  • 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 - Denver and Rio Grande Railway Company
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1873
  • Map of the Hudson River Rail Road from New York to Albany.

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

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

    • Contributor: Snyder, George - Moore, W. C. - Haering, Robert - Hudson River Railroad
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1848
  • Map of the state of Nebraska showing the lands of the Burlington & Missouri Riv. R.R. Co. in Nebraska.

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

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

    • Contributor: G.W. & C. Colton & Co. - Burlington and Missouri River Railroad Company
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1876
  • 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 - Great Kennesaw Route
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1890
  • Region III Map - Railroad Maps, 1828-1900 - Collections

    Region III Map - Railroad Maps, 1828-1900 - Collections

    The regions of the United States are geographic areas which include multiple states. The groupings are from standard language used by libraries and reflect the groupings used in the classification system for maps. The maps linked here represent large sections of the United States and the region names are searchable in this interface.

    • Date: 1828
  • 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
  • A correct map of the United States of America showing the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fé R.R. and connections.

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

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

    • Contributor: Rand Mcnally and Company
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1888
  • Map & profile of the location of the Baltimore & Ohio Rail Road from Cumberland to Wheeling showing also the various routes surveyed from the 1836 to the final establishment in 1850 of the line upon which the road is being constructed; Benj. H. Latrobe, Chief Engineer; drawn by Albert Fink, Baltimore 1850.

    Map & profile of the location of the Baltimore & Ohio Rail Ro...

    Topographical map of part of the middle Atlantic region showing relief by hachures, drainage, cities and towns, counties, roads, turnpikes, railroads in operation, final location of lines, surveyed lines, and rejected lines.

    • Contributor: Fink, Albert - Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1850
  • Map of the Pennsylvania Railroad and its connections.

    Map of the Pennsylvania Railroad and its connections.

    Map of the United States showing major relief by hachures, drainage, and the railroad network with named lines and emphasis on the main line.

    • Contributor: Patterson, S. C. - Pennsylvania Railroad
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1889
  • Map of Nebraska showing the Union Pacific Railroad land grant.

    Map of Nebraska showing the Union Pacific Railroad land grant.

    Township and county map showing drainage, cities and towns, and the railroads of Nebraska.

    • Contributor: Parge, H. R. - Union Pacific Railroad Company
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1880
  • Map of the canals and rail roads connecting the Broad Top Coal Region with the Atlantic.

    Map of the canals and rail roads connecting the Broad Top Coa...

    Map of parts of Pennyslvania, New Jersey, Maryland, and Delaware indicating major drainage, relief by hachures, boundaries, cities, and towns. A table of distances appears at left of map.

    • Contributor: Robert, W. F.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 184?
  • Sketch illustrating the positions of the commercial cities and towns of the Eastern, Middle and Western States with the principal existing and proposed lines of communication.

    Sketch illustrating the positions of the commercial cities an...

    Shows the United States between Maine and Virginia, west ot the Mississippi River. Indicates railroads and canals.

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1850
  • Correct map of Dakota compiled from United States and Territorial surveys Nov. 1, 1882.

    Correct map of Dakota compiled from United States and Territo...

    "The large lines on the above map show the location of the Chicago & North-Western Railway, and its branches, the small lines its connections." Shows relief by hachures, drainage, cities and towns, townships, counties, and railroads.

    • Contributor: Rand Mcnally and Company - Chicago and North Western Railway Company
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1882
  • Map of the Northern Rail Road of New Jersey.

    Map of the Northern Rail Road of New Jersey.

    Topographic map of part of New Jersey and New York, covering the area north of the Hudson River and between Jersey City and Nyack, N.Y. The map shows drainage, roads, houses, cities and towns, single-track, double-track, and proposed railroads. Chartered February 9, 1854. Completed in 1859. [From published bibliography]

    • Contributor: Seymour & Tower - Sneden, William S. - Cady, A. M. - Robertson, Seibert & Shearman
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1859
  • Map showing the line of the Alabama & Tennessee River Rail Road and its proposed extensions; exhibiting also the contiguous mineral deposits and zone of production.

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

    County and township map of Alabama and vicinity showing drainage, cities and towns, and main railroads in heavy lines. Chartered in 1848. Reorganized in 1866 under title of Selma, Rome, and Dalton Railroad.

    • Contributor: G.W. & C. Colton & Co. - Alabama and Tennessee River Railroad
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1867
  • A map showing the rail road connection between Pottsville & Sunbury through the Schuylkill Mahanoy and Shamokin coal fields, July 9th 1852.

    A map showing the rail road connection between Pottsville & S...

    Detailed map of the area between Schuylkill Haven and Northumberland, Pa., showing drainage, relief by hachures, cities and towns, coal fields, canals, and railroads.

    • Contributor: Sheafer, P. W. (Peter Wenrick) - Sheafer, P. W.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1852
  • 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
  • Texas railroads.

    Texas railroads.

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

    • Contributor: Rand Mcnally and Company
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1900
  • Map showing the proposed rail roads from Boston to Burlington, from Hale's map of New England.

    Map showing the proposed rail roads from Boston to Burlington...

    Outline map of eastern New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, and northern Massachusetts showing four proposed railroad routes. A list of distances appear below the title.

    • Contributor: J.H. Bufford & Co.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1844
  • 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
  • Sketch of the states of Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island, and parts of New Hampshire & New York exhibiting the several rail road routes completed, constructing, chartered & contemplated; published by order of the Legislature of Massachusetts, 1846.

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

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

    • Contributor: Kennedy, Archibald
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1846
  • Map of the United States and territories showing the extent of public surveys, Indian and military reservations, land grant R.R.; rail roads, canals, and other details

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

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

    • Contributor: United States. General Land Office
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1873
  • 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 - Davis, Jefferson - Stevens, Isaac Ingalls - Siebert, Selmar - United States. War Department
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1853-18
  • Map showing the Sodus Point & Southern Railroad and its connections.

    Map showing the Sodus Point & Southern Railroad and its conne...

    Map of the northeastern United States showing drainage, cities and towns, county boundaries, coal in Pennsylvania, and the railroad network with emphasis on the main line. Chartered in 1852. Reorganized in 1875 with the Geneva, Hornellsville, and Pine Creek Railroad. In 1882 became the Sodus Bay and Southern Railroad. See Entry 415.

    • Contributor: G.W. & C. Colton & Co. - Sodus Point and Southern Railroad
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1872
  • 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
  • Hazard's rail road & military map of the southern states.

    Hazard's rail road & military map of the southern states.

    Shows location and date of engagements, forts, railroads, state and county boundaries, roads, towns, and rivers.

    • Contributor: Philadelphia Board of Trade. Committee on Inland Transportation
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1864
  • Indexed map of Colorado showing the railroads in the state, and the express company doing business over each, also counties and rivers.

    Indexed map of Colorado showing the railroads in the state, a...

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

    • Contributor: Rand Mcnally and Company
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1879
  • The Virginia, Tennessee, and Georgia Air Line; the Shenandoah Valley R.R.; Norfolk & Western R.R.; East Tennessee, Virginia, & Georgia R.R. (its leased lines,) and their connections.

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

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

    • Contributor: Rand Mcnally and Company - Virginia, Tennessee, and Georgia Air Line Railroad
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1882
  • [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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Region II Map - Railroad Maps, 1828-1900 - Collections

    Region II Map - Railroad Maps, 1828-1900 - Collections

    The regions of the United States are geographic areas which include multiple states. The groupings are from standard language used by libraries and reflect the groupings used in the classification system for maps. The maps linked here represent large sections of the United States and the region names are searchable in this interface.

    • Date: 1828
  • 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 Boston & Woonsocket rail road routes compiled from the state map, and the plans of the different surveys returned to the joint standing committee on railroads & canals.

    Map of the Boston & Woonsocket rail road routes compiled from...

    Map of eastern Massachusetts showing drainage, place names, and township lines. [From published bibliography]

    • Contributor: Bouvé, Ephraim W.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1847
  • Map showing the Houston & Texas Central Railroad and its connections, prepared at Colton's Geographic Establishment, N.Y., 1867.

    Map showing the Houston & Texas Central Railroad and its conn...

    Part of southwestern United States showing relief by hachures, drainage, cities and towns, counties, and the railroad network with emphasis on the main line.

    • Contributor: G.W. & C. Colton & Co. - Houston & Texas Central Railway Company
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1867
  • Map of the lands of the Memphis & Little Rock Railroad Company (as reorganized) 1878.

    Map of the lands of the Memphis & Little Rock Railroad Compan...

    Map covers part of Arkansas between Memphis and Little Rock showing drainage, prairie lands, counties, cities and towns, township and county lines, county roads, and the railroads.

    • Contributor: Woodward, Tiernan, and Hale - Memphis and Little Rock Railroad
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1878
  • Map exhibiting the fixed location of the main trunk of the New-Orleans, Opelousas & Great Western Railroad of Louisiana, together with its proposed branches, connections and extensions in Louisiana, Arkansas & Texas; also its connecting steamship routes from Berwicks Bay to ports in the Gulf of Mexico, together with the advantages in point of directness & diminished distance to the Pacific Coast, New Orleans, La. January 24th, 1859.

    Map exhibiting the fixed location of the main trunk of the Ne...

    Outline map of the south-central states from Mississippi to the Rio Grande. Shows the "Wheat Region of Texas." Indicates completed, located and proposed lines. Table of distances in left side of map.

    • Contributor: Bayley, G. W. R. - New Orleans, Opelousas, and Great Western Railroad Company
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1859
  • 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
  • Map showing the route of the Mobile & North Western Railroad, and its connections by land and sea; Henry Van Vleck chief engineer.

    Map showing the route of the Mobile & North Western Railroad,...

    Map of Mississippi and vicinity showing relief by hachures, drainage, cities and towns, state, county, and township boundaries, and the railroad network, with emphasis on the main lines.

    • Contributor: G.W. & C. Colton & Co. - Mobile and Northwestern Railroad Company
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1871
  • 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. - Gettysburg Railroad
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1839
  • Map of the Milwaukee & Superior Rail Road and its connections.

    Map of the Milwaukee & Superior Rail Road and its connections.

    Map of Wisconsin and parts of Illinois and Michigan showing drainage, county boundaries, larger cities, and the railroad network. The main line is in red, and the Milwaukee and Chicago Railroad is in blue.

    • Contributor: Nesbitt (Geo. F.) & Company - Milwaukee and Superior Railroad Company
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1857
  • 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
  • Map of the State of Florida showing the progress of the surveys; from the annual report of the Surveyor General for 1856.

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

    Township map showing drainage, cities and towns, roads, trails, and location of two railroad lines in the northern part of the state. Stated scale reads: 12 miles to an inch. It is corrected in ink to read 18 miles.

    • Contributor: Drew, Columbus
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1856
  • Indexed map of Rhode Island showing the railroads in the State, and the express company doing business over each, also counties, townships, lakes, rivers, islands, etc.

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

    Railroads are named along the lines.

    • Contributor: Rand Mcnally and Company
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1875
  • Map showing the route of the Washington and Atlantic Railroad and its connections.

    Map showing the route of the Washington and Atlantic Railroad...

    Map of the middle Atlantic states showing relief by hachures, drainage, cities and towns, coal and iron ore deposits in West Virginia and western Maryland, and the railroad network with emphasis on the main line.

    • Contributor: G.W. & C. Colton & Co. - Washington and Atlantic Railroad
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1883
  • Electric railway map of eastern New England.

    Electric railway map of eastern New England.

    Outline map showing townships, cities and towns, and existing and proposed electric railroads in red. Includes names of lines and junction points.

    • Contributor: Geo. H. Walker & Co.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1898
  • 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 of the Cleveland and Mahoning Rail Road and its connections, Edward Warner Chief Engineer, 1853.

    Map of the Cleveland and Mahoning Rail Road and its connectio...

    Sketch map of the north-central and middle Atlantic states showing the railroad network, major cities, rivers, and state boundaries. Tables of distances appear on both sides of title. Chartered on February 22, 1848.

    • Contributor: Mueller, J. (John) - Cleveland and Mahoning Rail Road Company - Mueller, J.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1853
  • Railroad & express map of the middle states.

    Railroad & express map of the middle states.

    Shows drainage, cities and towns, express lines and offices, and the major railroads.

    • Contributor: G.W. & C. Colton & Co.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1867
  • 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?
  • 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. - Fort Wayne and Southern Railroad - Colton, J. H. (Joseph Hutchins)
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1855
  • Map of Through Traffic Railway from the middle & southern anthracite coal fields of Pennsylvania to New York via Perth Amboy; Jesse L. Hawley under direction of R.A. Wilder.

    Map of Through Traffic Railway from the middle & southern ant...

    Outline map of eastern Pennsylvania and part of New Jersey showing relief by hachures, major drainage, major cities, and the connections of the many tributary railroads serving the coal regions. Railroads are named along the lines.

    • Contributor: Hawley, Jesse L. - Through Traffic Railway
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1868
  • Preliminary map of Kentucky 1891. Prepared for the Kentucky railroad commissioners by the Kentucky Geological Survey, John R. Procter, Director.

    Preliminary map of Kentucky 1891. Prepared for the Kentucky r...

    Detailed map showing relief by hachures, drainage, cities and towns. Indicates in colors railroads completed to 1890.

    • Contributor: Hoeing, Joseph Bernard
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1889
  • 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 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. - Tennessee, Alabama, and Georgia Railroad
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1893
  • 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 California to accompany printed agreement of S. O. Houghton as to the rights of the Southern Pacific R.R. Co. of Cal. to government lands under Acts of Congress passed July 27, 1866 and March 3, 1871 made before the committee of the judiciary of the Senate and Ho. of Reps. in May 1876.

    Map of California to accompany printed agreement of S. O. Hou...

    Detailed map of California, including Nevada. Shows relief by hachures, drainage, cities and towns, with major railroads distinguished by color.

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

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

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

    • Contributor: Perris, William
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1857
  • Map of the route of the proposed New York & Erie Railroad, as surveyed in 1834, reduced from the plans as returned by Benjn. Wright, Civil Engineer, D. R. Harrison, sc.

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

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

    • Contributor: Wright, Benjamin - New York and Erie Railroad Company
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1834
  • Sherman & Smith's railroad, steam boat & stage route map of New England, New-York and Canada.

    Sherman & Smith's railroad, steam boat & stage route map of N...

    Detailed township and county map showing place names and some indication of drainage and relief.

    • Contributor: Smith, J. Calvin (John Calvin) - Smith, J. Calvin
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1850