On verso: populations of principal cities 1920 and 1910. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Transportation lines of Chesapeake Bay serving the port of Baltimore MD Shows steamship lines, ferries, and railroads. Also covers Delmarva Peninsula.What was the name of the Maine Railroad in 1920?
A Maine railroad map from 1920 featuring the state's peak infrastructure prior to later abandonments. A keen eye will note some of the state's famous "2 footers" like the Wiscasset, Waterville & Farmington Railway. Author's collection.Are there any railroad maps in the National Archives?
This series contains the most complete and detailed set of railroad maps held by the National Archives. Maps exist for nearly all of the major freight carrying railroads operating during the World War I time period, when total main line trackage reached its high-water mark of 254,000 miles.Why are there so many maps of railroads?
To satisfy Americans' keen interest in the routes of railroads, cartographers have shown rail lines on maps since the first tracks were laid in the United States. There are in the collections of the Library of Congress thousands of American railroad maps as well as numerous general maps showing railroad routes as part of the transportation network.