This annotated list reveals the scope of the railroad map collection of the Library of Congress and highlights the development of railroad mapping in 19th Century America. Described are 622 maps chosen from more than 3,000 railroad maps and almost 2,000 regional, state, and county maps. The maps vary widely in area, content, and scale, some depicting the inter-relationships of various modes of transportation, others showing land immediately adjacent to a specific railroad right of way. All of the maps selected represent a profile of the development of cartographical style and technique and are not intended to inventory all maps in the division that show railroads. The list does reflect, however, the important achievements of early railroaders toward reaching their ultimate goal of providing a transportation network spanning the country and linking the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Library of Congress

    Geography & Map Division, 845 South Pickett Street
    Alexandria, VA  United States  22304
  • Publication Date: 1975

Media Info

  • Pagination: 112 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00145165
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: LC 5.2:R 13
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 1 1977 12:00AM