Railroad maps, 1828-1900
Railroad maps collection
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Railroad maps represent an important historical record, illustrating the growth of travel and settlement as well as the development of industry and agriculture in the United States. They depict the development of cartographic style and technique, highlighting the achievement of early railroaders. Included in the collection are progress report surveys for individual lines, official government surveys, promotional maps, maps showing land grants and rights-of-way, ...
W. Alvin Lloyd's southern rail-road map, 1863
Southern rail-road map, 1863
Includes inset maps: Rail-Roads of Texas and Map of Charleston Harbor. Relief shown by hachures. Depths shown by isolines. This item is in the Map Collection of the Library of Virginia; please contact the Library's Archives Research Services department for more information. Parrish & Willingham. Confederate imprints, 6182 Available also through the Library of Congress web site as raster image. Mar. 2002; gift, Mildred ...
Lloyd, W. Alvin - Robertson, Wm. R. (William R.)
Shows railroad lines emanating south and east of Atlanta going toward Macon and Columbus, Ga., with a notation "125 miles from Atlanta to Andersonville [Prison]."
Fredericksburg to Petersburg, Va.
The purpose of this map is uncertain; it may have been to identify the rail lines within the corridor between Fredericksburg and Petersburg. Included (as phrased by Sneden) are the Richmond and Danville Railroad, Lynchburg Railroad, Norfolk and Petersburg Railroad, Virginia Central Railroad, and the Richmond Fredericksburg (Railroad). A few key events in the entire war are indicated such as the surrender of Lee ...
Sneden, Robert Knox
Richmond and York River Railroad
"Sketch from the Confederate Engineer Bureau in Richmond, Va. General J.F. Gilmer, Chief Engineer[.] Presented to the Virginia Historical Society by his only daughter, Mrs. J.F. Minis, Sav[ana]h, Ga."--Note on map. Extends from Richmond west to West Point. Also shows the course of the Pamunkey River. Forms part of the Gilmer Map Collection. Relief shown by hachures. Available also through the Library of Congress ...
Confederate States of America. Army. Dept. Of Northern Virginia. Chief Engineer's Office
Colton's new railroad & county map of the United States, the Canadas &c.
"Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1861 by J.H. Colton." "Explanations" (i.e., legend) is pasted over the bottom margin. Map is colored to show "free, or non-slaveholding states" (pink), "border slave states" (yellow), and "seceded or confederate states" (green). Description derived from published bibliography. Insets: Colton's map of the United States showing the proposed railroad routes to the Pacific Ocean -- ...