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  • General map of the United States & their territory between the Mississippi & the Pacific Ocean. 1. Showing the different surveyed routes from the Mississippi valley to the coast of Pacific Ocean, 2. the new established & proposed Post Routes, 3. the recently discovered gold, silver, and copper region in Kansas, Nebraska and Arizona.

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

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

    • Contributor: Fiala, John T.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1859
  • Birds-eye map of the Western and Atlantic R.R., the great Kennesaw route; Army operations, Atlanta campaign, 1864.

    Birds-eye map of the Western and Atlantic R.R., the great Ken...

    Map of northwest Georgia from Atlanta north to Chattanooga, Tenn., showing location and date of battles, railroads, principal roads, towns, rivers, and relief by hachures.

    • Contributor: Fleming, Brewster & Alley - Western and Atlantic Railroad Company
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1887
  • 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
  • Lloyd's official map of the state of Kentucky compiled from actual surveys and official documents, showing every rail road & rail road station with the distances between each station. Also the counties and county seats, cities, towns, villages, post offices, wagon roads, canals, forts fortifications &c.

    Lloyd's official map of the state of Kentucky compiled from a...

    Detailed township and county map showing relief by hachures, drainage, coal and iron mines, salt works, canals, roads, and the railroad network.

    • Contributor: Lloyd, James T.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1863
  • Map of the Western Vermont Rail Road and connecting lines, Wm. B. Gilbert, Chief Engineer.

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

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

    • Contributor: Gilbert, William - Western Vermont Railroad
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1851
  • Map of the railroads and canals, finished, unfinished, and in contemplation, in the United States /

    Map of the railroads and canals, finished, unfinished, and in...

    Important early map of the United States. Includes drainage, canals, and cities and towns. Contains route profiles for the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, the Columbia Railroad, Pa., and the Massachusetts railroads.

    • Contributor: Norris, William - Minor, Daniel K.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1834
  • Map of the United States in part and Canada, showing all the canals, railroads, navigable rivers &c.

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

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

    • Contributor: Disturnell, John
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1852
  • 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. - Coal and Iron Railway
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1882
  • 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 a railroad route from Phoenixville to Pinegrove.

    Map of a railroad route from Phoenixville to Pinegrove.

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

    • Contributor: Pinegrove Lancaster Railroad - Phoenixville Cornwall Railroad
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1852
  • Chicago, Burlington & Quincy R.R. and intersecting lines, 1883.

    Chicago, Burlington & Quincy R.R. and intersecting lines, 1883.

    Map of the midwestern states showing relief by hachures, drainage, cities and towns, and the railroad network coded in color with the main line emphasized.

    • Contributor: Rand Mcnally and Company - Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1883
  • Railroad map of Ohio published by the State, prepared by commissioner of railroads & telegraphs.

    Railroad map of Ohio published by the State, prepared by comm...

    Shows drainage, cities and towns, county boundaries, canals, distances between stations, and single- and double-track lines.

    • Contributor: Cappeller, W. S. (William S.) - Cappeller, W. S.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1887
  • Map showing the line of the New Orleans, Mobile & Chattanooga Railroad, and also the chief agricultural and mineral districts of the state of Alabama.

    Map showing the line of the New Orleans, Mobile & Chattanooga...

    Map of Alabama and vicinity showing drainage, cities and towns, and the railroad network. Indicates completed and proposed lines and names of lines. Includes township and county boundaries.

    • Contributor: G.W. & C. Colton & Co. - New Orleans, Mobile, and Chattanooga Railroad
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1867
  • Map of the Iowa Central Air Line Rail Road and its connections.

    Map of the Iowa Central Air Line Rail Road and its connections.

    Detailed township map of the north-central states indicating drainage, cities and towns, townships, county boundaries, the road and railroad networks, and in blue overprint the connections with the Iowa Central line.

    • Contributor: J.H. Colton & Co. - Iowa Central Air Line Railroad
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1857
  • Birds-eye-view of the Richmond & Danville Railroad and the Florida Central & Peninsular Systems and their connections.

    Birds-eye-view of the Richmond & Danville Railroad and the Fl...

    Perspective map looking north from Florida covering the southern United States. Relief is shown by shading. Drainage, cities and towns, and the railroad network are indicated. Main lines appear in heavy red.

    • Contributor: American Bank Note Company - Richmond and Danville Railroad Company
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1893
  • Map showing the Union Pacific Railway and branch lines.

    Map showing the Union Pacific Railway and branch lines.

    Strip map of western United States from Illinois to California showing relief by hachures, drainage, cities and towns, railroads, and the Union Pacific System in red.

    • Contributor: G.W. & C. Colton & Co. - Union Pacific Railway Company
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1888
  • 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
  • Land Grants - Railroad Maps, 1828-1900 - Collections

    Land Grants - Railroad Maps, 1828-1900 - Collections

    The second half of the nineteenth century was the era of railroad land grants. Between 1850 and 1872 extensive cessions of public lands were made to states and to railroad companies to promote railroad construction.[18] Usually the companies received from the federal government, in twenty- or fifty-mile strips, alternate sections of public land for each mile of track that was built. Responsibility for surveying ...

  • 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
  • Commissioners official railway map of Missouri. Completed to January 1st 1888. Copyright 1887 by R. T. Higgins.

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

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

    • Contributor: Higgins & Co.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1888
  • 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. - Kramm, Gustavus - Lehman & Duval Lithrs
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1835
  • About this Collection - Railroad Maps, 1828-1900 - Collections

    About this Collection - Railroad Maps, 1828-1900 - Collections

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

    • Date: 1828
  • Rail road map of Pennsylvania published by the Department of Internal Affairs of Pennsylvania, 1895.

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

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

    • Contributor: Wall, J. Sutton
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1895
  • Map showing the preliminary line of the East River Railroad, May, 1881.

    Map showing the preliminary line of the East River Railroad, ...

    Map of part of Virginia showing relief by form lines, drainage, mills, property owners names, towns, roads, and the railroad line, with distances in red.

    • Contributor: Hotchkiss, Jedediah - East River Rail Road Company
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1881
  • Maps showing the Toledo, Cincinnati, & St. Louis Railroad and its connections, 1881.

    Maps showing the Toledo, Cincinnati, & St. Louis Railroad and...

    Midwestern states showing drainage, cities and towns, township and county boundaries, coal in Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio. Includes the railroad system with emphasis on the main line.

    • Contributor: G.W. & C. Colton & Co. - Toledo, Cincinnati, and St. Louis Railroad Company
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1881
  • Northern Pacific Railway 1900.

    Northern Pacific Railway 1900.

    Map of northern United States from the Great Lakes to the Pacific Ocean showing reliief by hachures, drainage, cities and towns, forest and timber, Indian and military reservations.

    • Contributor: L.L. Poates Engr'G Co. - Northern Pacific Railroad Company
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1900
  • Map showing the location of the Galena & Chicago Union Railroad with its branches & connections in Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa and Minnesota.

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

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

    • Contributor: G.W. & C. Colton & Co. - Galena and Chicago Union Railroad Company
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1862
  • Map and profile of the Tejon Pass : from explorations and surveys /

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

    Scale 1:60,000. At head of title: Routes in California to connect with the routes near the 32nd and 35th Parallels. Relief shown by hachures. From U.S. War Department, Explorations and Surveys for a Railroad Route from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean. Topographical Maps . . . to Illustrate the Various Reports . . . (Washington, 1859) LC Railroad maps, 151 Description derived ...

    • Contributor: Williamson, R. S. (Robert Stockton) - Davis, Jefferson - Parke, John G. - Williams Smith, Issac - Siebert, Selmar - United States. War Department - Williamson, R. S.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1853
  • 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. - Fitchburg Railroad
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 184?
  • Official railroad map of Dakota issued by the railroad commissioners, November 1st, 1886.

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

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

    • Contributor: Rand Mcnally and Company
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1886
  • Skeleton map showing the Rail Roads completed and in progress in the United States, and those projected through the Public Lands and their connection with the principal harbours on the Lakes and on the Seaboard; printed by order of the Senate of the United States the 9th: Sess: 31st Congress 1848-9.

    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. Similar to entry no. 11.

    • Contributor: United States. Congress. Senate
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1848
  • Railroad map of the central part of California, and part of Nevada. 1865.

    Railroad map of the central part of California, and part of N...

    Outline map of the U.S. West, from vicinity of Lake Tahoe to the Pacific Ocean.

    • Contributor: Bielawski, C. - Hoffman, J. D. - Poett, A.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1865
  • Map of the Shenandoah Valley route via Luray Caverns, Natural Bridge & the Grottos. The Shenandoah Valley R.R. Norfolk & Western R.R. and East Tennessee, Virginia & Georgia System and their connections.

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

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

    • Contributor: Matthews Northrup Company - Shenandoah Valley Railway Company
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1890
  • 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
  • Map of the Indian and Oklahoma territories, 1894; compiled from the official records of the General Land Office and other sources.

    Map of the Indian and Oklahoma territories, 1894; compiled fr...

    Shows relief by hachures, drainage, Indian areas, districts, treaty dates, roads and trails, and the named railroads.

    • Contributor: Rand Mcnally and Company
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1894
  • 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 line of the Virginia, Tennessee, & Georgia Air Line composed of the Shenandoah Valley R.R., Norfolk & Western R.R. and the East Tennessee, Virginia, & Georgia R.R.

    Map showing the line of the Virginia, Tennessee, & Georgia Ai...

    Map of the southern United States showing drainage, cities and towns, state boundaries, table of distances, and the railroads distinguished by color.

    • Contributor: G.W. & C. Colton & Co. - Virginia, Tennessee, and Georgia Air Line Railroad
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1881
  • Map showing the N.E. & S.W. Alabama R.R. with its connections also the principal routes between New York and New Orleans.

    Map showing the N.E. & S.W. Alabama R.R. with its connections...

    Outline map of the eastern United states including Cuba and the Gulf of Mexico. Shows the railroad network and steamship routes. Indicates the railroad land grant and the coal and iron deposits in Alabama. Distances from Washington, D.C., to New Orleans, La. are shown below the title. Chartered in 1853 and 1854. Consolidated with the Wills Valley Railroad, forming the Alabama and Chattanooga Railroad.

    • Contributor: Hoyer & Ludwig - North East and South West Alabama Railroad
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 185?
  • Map of the country embracing the various routes surveyed for the Western & Atlantic Rail Road of Georgia, under the direction of Lieut. Col. S. H. Long, Chief Engineer, 1837, U.S. Topographical Bureau M. H. Stansbury, Del.

    Map of the country embracing the various routes surveyed for ...

    Includes area from Chattahoochee River between Warsaw and Cambelltown, and west to the Tennessee boundary. Shows cities, townships, roads, drainage, and relief by hachures. The 138-mile route was opened in 1850.

    • Contributor: Cooper, J. F. - Western and Atlantic Railroad Company - Arms, F. C.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1837
  • Cram's township and railroad map of Washington.

    Cram's township and railroad map of Washington.

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

    • Contributor: Cram, George Franklin
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1896
  • Map of the northwestern states. Shewing [sic] what proportion lies north of the parallel of South Bend of Lake Michigan. It will be seen at a glance, that the unbroken line of communication with the Atlantic seaboard, and the only winter route for northern Indiana, northern Illinois, Michigan, Iowa, Wisconsin, and Minnesota, will be by the Michigan Southern Railway, and south shore of Lake Erie.

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

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

    • Contributor: Jervis, John (John Bloomfield) - Jervis, John
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1850
  • Map of routes for a Pacific railroad, compiled to accompany the report of the Hon. Jefferson Davis, sec. of war.

    Map of routes for a Pacific railroad, compiled to accompany t...

    Outline sketch map of the United States west of the Mississippi River designed to show the relationship of the proposed railroad routes. First edition of the map appears in U.S. War Department, Report of the Secretary...Communicating the Several Pacific Railroad Explorations (Washington, 1855). [From published bibliography]

    • Contributor: Warren, G. K. (Gouverneur Kemble) - Bien, Julius - Davis, Jefferson - United States. War Department - Warren, G. K.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1855
  • Map showing the route and connections of the Mississippi Valley Railroad of Louisiana; E. Baldwin, chief engineer.

    Map showing the route and connections of the Mississippi Vall...

    Map of Louisiana and Mississippi 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. - Mississippi Valley Railroad
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1882
  • Map of South Pacific Rail Road Co. of Missouri.

    Map of South Pacific Rail Road Co. of Missouri.

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

    • Contributor: August Gast & Co. - South Pacific Railroad Company of Missouri
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1870
  • Hillsborough & Cincinnati Railroad map extending from Jackson, Jackson Co. Ohio to Parkersburg, Va., as located in 1853 under the direction of Ellwood Morris, Chief Eng. N. E. Jones, S. Linton, Princ. Assist. Engrs.

    Hillsborough & Cincinnati Railroad map extending from Jackson...

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

    • Contributor: Jacobi, L. - Hillsborough and Cincinnati Railroad Company
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1853
  • Colton's township map of Oregon & Washington Territory, issued by the Oregon Railway and Navigation Co.

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

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

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

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

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

    • Contributor: Roberts, W. Milnor (William Milnor) - Bellefontaine and Indiana Railroad Company - Roberts, W. Milnor
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1852
  • 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
  • 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. (Joseph Hutchins) - Colton, J. H.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1860
  • Map of the various channels for conveying the trade of the north west to the Atlantic sea-board exhibiting the tributaries & drainage of the trade into each and the effect of the enlargement of the Erie Canal, illustrating the position taken by William J. McAlpine, C.E. in his Annual Report as State Engineer and Surveyor of the State of New York, 1853.

    Map of the various channels for conveying the trade of the no...

    Outline map of the eastern half of the United States showing canals, finished railroads, railroads in progress of contruction and proposed lines. Trade areas are indicated by line symbols and added brown and red color.

    • Contributor: Vaughan, David
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1853
  • 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 projected railway from Harrisburg to Pittsburg [sic] with proposed extensions to Cleveland, Cincinnati and St. Louis, in connexion [sic] with the public works of Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana and Illinois /

    Map of the projected railway from Harrisburg to Pittsburg [si...

    Outline map showing major drainage, some relief by hachures, state boundaries, canals, and important place names. Finished and proposed railroads are indicated.

    • Contributor: Sheaff, J. A.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1840
  • 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 the Philadelphia, Easton & Water Gap Rail Road.

    Map of the Philadelphia, Easton & Water Gap Rail Road.

    Outline map of the northeastern United States showing drainage, cities and towns, and the railroad network. Chartered April 8, 1852. Name changed to North Pennsylvania Rail Road. See entry 496. [From published bibliography].

    • Contributor: Kollner, Augustus - Philadelphia, Easton and Water Gap Railroad Company
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1852
  • Map of the New York Central and Hudson River Railroad and its principal connections.

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

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

    • Contributor: Rand Mcnally and Company - New York Central and Hudson River Railroad Company
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1876
  • New trans-continental map of the Pacific R.R. and routes of overland travel to Colorado, Nebraska, the Black Hills, Utah, Idaho, Nevada, Montana, California and the Pacific Coast.

    New trans-continental map of the Pacific R.R. and routes of o...

    Map of the western United States showing relief by hachures, drainage, cities and towns, stage routes, railroads completed and projected. Main lines in heavy black.

    • Contributor: Williams, Henry T. - Union Pacific Railroad Company
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1877
  • Chicago to San Franciso via the Burlington Route.

    Chicago to San Franciso via the Burlington Route.

    Stylized, diagramatic strip map in three sections: Chicago to Omaha; Omaha; Omaha to Salt Lake and Ogden (via the Union Pacific); Ogden to San Francisco (via the Central Pacific)

    • Contributor: H.R. Page & Co. - Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1879
  • Watson's business man's county and railroad map of the United States and Dominion of Canada; compiled from latest official sources.

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

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

    • Contributor: Watson, Gaylord
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1874
  • Map and profile of the Sunbury route Susqua. Rail Road from the terminus of York & Cumberland Railway to Williamsport Pennsa. showing its connection with the great southern anthracite coal fields; 1st by the Dauphin & Susqa. Rail Road, 2d by the Lykins Valley Rail Road, 3d by the Treverton Rail Road, 4th by the Shamokin Rail Road, surveyed by Geo. P. Worcester, Civ. Engr. and the Williamsport and Elmira Route surveyed under the directions of Maj. Hartman Bache Topog. Engr. U.S.A., by Geo. P. Worcester Civ. Engr. for Balto. & Susqua. R.R.

    Map and profile of the Sunbury route Susqua. Rail Road from t...

    Map of Pennsylvania and parts of adjacent states showing the railroad network, cities, towns, railroad stations, canals, and coal fields.

    • Contributor: Worcester, George P. - Sunbury and Erie Rail Road Company
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1852
  • Railway map shewing [sic] the connections between Muscatine, Iowa and the eastern cities.

    Railway map shewing [sic] the connections between Muscatine, ...

    Map of the north-central United States showing the railroad network. Includes a historical description of Muscatine, Iowa. The map appears on the verso of letter stationery date lined "Muscatine, Iowa,--185."

    • Contributor: L.H. Bradford & Co.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1857
  • Map showing the route of the Chicago and Canada Southern Railway and its connecting lines.

    Map showing the route of the Chicago and Canada Southern Rail...

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

    • Contributor: G.W. & C. Colton & Co. - Chicago and Canada Southern Railway Company
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1872
  • 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
  • State of Alabama. October. 2nd. 1866.

    State of Alabama. October. 2nd. 1866.

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

    • Contributor: United States. General Land Office
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1866
  • 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
  • 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. - Davis, Jefferson - Whipple, Amiel Weeks - Ives, J. C. - Siebert, Selmar - United States. War Department
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1853-18
  • Map of the central portion of the United States showing the lines of the proposed Pacific railroads.

    Map of the central portion of the United States showing the l...

    Strip map of the United States between 36 degrees and 47 degrees north latitude. Shows drainage, relief by hachures, state boundaries, place names, and some trails in the western half of the map. Indicates the proposed lines for the western, central, and eastern divisions of the Union Pacific Railroad.

    • Contributor: Union Pacific Railroad Company
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 185?
  • Maps showing the Danville, Urbana, Bloomington & Pekin Railroad and its connections.

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

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

    • Contributor: G.W. & C. Colton & Co. - Danville, Urbana, Bloomington, and Pekin Railroad
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1869
  • Map and profile of the Orange and Alexandria Rail Road with its Warrenton Branch and a portion of the Manasses [sic] Gap Rail Road, to show its point of connection.

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

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

    • Contributor: Faul, August - Orange and Alexandria Railroad Company
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1854
  • 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
  • Explorations and surveys for a rail road route from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean. Route near the 38th & 39th parallels.

    Explorations and surveys for a rail road route from the Missi...

    Scale 1:760,320; 12 miles to 1 in. Relief shown by hachures and spot heights. 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, 160 LC Railroad maps, 161 LC Railroad maps, 162 LC Railroad maps, 163 Available also through the ...

    • Contributor: Egloffstein, F. W. - Davis, Jefferson - Gunnison, J. W. (John Williams) - Beckwith, E. G. (Edward Griffin) - Kern, Richard H. - Siebert, Selmar - United States. War Department
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1855
  • The North Pennsylvania Rail Road and its connections, Octr. 1853.

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

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

    • Contributor: Miller, Edward - North Pennsylvania Railroad Company
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1853
  • Map showing the principal rail road in the middle & adjoining states, in operation & in progress.

    Map showing the principal rail road in the middle & adjoining...

    Map of the north-central and middle Atlantic states showing cities, the railroad network, and the coal region boundaries.

    • Contributor: Veeder, N. - Schuchman, William
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1854
  • Lloyd's map of the lower Mississippi River from St. Louis to the Gulf of Mexico; compiled from Government surveys in the Topographical Bureau, Washington, D.C.

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

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

    • Contributor: Lloyd, James T.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1862
  • 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. (William Hemsley) - McClelland, J. - Kearney, James - Eastern Shore Railroad - Emory, William H.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1853
  • Map of all the railroads in the United States in operation and progress.

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

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

    • Contributor: Poor, Henry V. (Henry Varnum) - McLellan, David - Poor, Henry V.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1854
  • Map showing the Geneva & Hornellsville Railroad and its connections.

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

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

    • Contributor: G.W. & C. Colton & Co. - Geneva and Hornellsville Railroad
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1875
  • 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?
  • Map showing the Iowa & Missouri State Line Railroad and its connections.

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

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

    • Contributor: G.W. & C. Colton & Co. - Iowa & Missouri State Line Railroad
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1868
  • The Transcontinental Railroad - Railroad Maps, 1828-1900 - Collections

    The Transcontinental Railroad - Railroad Maps, 1828-1900 - Co...

    The possibility of railroads connecting the Atlantic and Pacific coasts was discussed in the Congress even before the treaty with England which settled the question of the Oregon boundary in 1846.[8] Chief promoter of a transcontinental railroad was Asa Whitney, a New York merchant active in the China trade who was obsessed with the idea of a railroad to the Pacific. In January 1845 ...

  • Galbraith's railway mail service maps, Kansas.

    Galbraith's railway mail service maps, Kansas.

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

    • Contributor: Galbraith, Frank H. - United States. Railway Mail Service
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1897
  • 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 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 - Norfolk and Petersburg Railroad Company
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1858
  • 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
  • [New commercial and topographical rail road map & guide of California and Nevada].

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

    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 Atlantic and Great Western Railway, with its connections, 1866.

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

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

    • Contributor: De Bihan, C. - Atlantic and Great Western Railway Company
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1866
  • Map of Franklin County, Arkansas; showing the land grant of the Little Rock & Fort Smith Railway.

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

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

    • Contributor: United States. General Land Office - Little Rock & Fort Smith R.R. Co.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1893
  • Map showing the Kansas & Gulf Short Line R.R. and the Texas & St. Louis R'y with its branches, extensions and connections.

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

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

    • Contributor: G.W. & C. Colton & Co. - Kansas and Gulf Short Line Railroad
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1881
  • General map of the Orange & Alexandria Rail Road and its connections north, south, and west.

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

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

    • Contributor: Ackerman Lithr
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1851
  • 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 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. - Bellaire, Zanesville and Cincinnati Railway
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1883
  • A new sectional map of Florida issued by the land department of the South Florida R. R. Co. and the Plant Investment Co.

    A new sectional map of Florida issued by the land department ...

    Township map showing drainage, cities and towns, land grants, and land for sale shown in yellow.

    • Contributor: Elliott, D. H.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1888
  • Map of the Chicago, St. Paul & Fond du Lac Railroad.

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

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

    • Contributor: W. Endicott & Co. - Chicago, St. Paul & Fond Du Lac Rail Road Company
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1855
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Galbraith's railway mail service maps, Minnesota.

    Galbraith's railway mail service maps, Minnesota.

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

    • Contributor: Galbraith, Frank H. - United States. Railway Mail Service
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1897
  • From the Humboldt Mountains to the Mud Lakes.

    From the Humboldt Mountains to the Mud Lakes.

    Scale 1:760,320. At head of title: Route near the 41st Parallel. Map no. 3. Relief shown by hachures. From U.S. War Department, Explorations and Surveys for a Railroad Route from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean. Topographical Maps ... to Illustrate the Various Reports ... (Washington, 1859) LC Railroad maps, 167 Description derived from published bibliography. Available also through the Library of Congress ...

    • Contributor: Egloffstein, F. W. - Davis, Jefferson - Beckwith, E. G. (Edward Griffin) - Siebert, Selmar - United States. War Department
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1855
  • Indexed map of 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 of Royal Land Company's railroad (narrow gauge) from their anthracite coal fields to deep water /

    Map of Royal Land Company's railroad (narrow gauge) from thei...

    Shows central Virginia from the Allegheny Mountains to the Chesapeake Bay. Relief shown by form lines. Pencil (some col.) on tracing paper, mounted on cloth. LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.) H267 LC Railroad maps, 549 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault

    • Contributor: Braxton, Carter M. - Royal Land Company
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1870-18
  • Map of Kentucky & Tennessee exhitibing 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 Kentucky & Tennessee exhitibing the post offices, post...

    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