Trans-continental map : showing the main lines and proposed extensions of the various trans-continental railroad systems of the Unites States and Canada, and some of the important connecting lines
- Trans-continental map : showing the main lines and proposed extensions of the various trans-continental railroad systems of the Unites States and Canada, and some of the important connecting lines
America Transformed: At the end of the century, the nation's railroad network grew rapidly, resulting in a complex web that linked the eastern and western parts of the country. This map, prepared by a New York investment banker, represents the locations of the transcontinental systems and their connections to eastern and southern railroads. The legend identifies routes for 29 companies. The map highlights the impressive complexity of the rail lines in the central United States. The major cities in this region were centers of railroad traffic. Chicago had the largest number of connections with at least 10 lines converging on the city.
- Spencer Trask & Co
- Name on Item:
railroads drawn by Edward Aberle.
Boston Public Library
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center
- Collection (local):
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Collection
- 1 map : col. ; 48 x 73 cm.
No known copyright restrictions.
No known restrictions on use.
Albany, N.Y :
Spencer Trask & Co.
Scale [ca. 1:7,000,000]
Includes text and statistics.
- Notes (exhibitions):
Exhibited: "America Transformed. Part 2: Homesteads to Modern Cities," organized by the Norman B. Leventhal Map & Education Center at the Boston Public Library, 2019-2020.
- Call #:
G3701.P3 1906 .S74