Sunday, September 21, 2008

The Great Northern Railway

From: "Don"

I was looking at your web site and came across the diagram showing the "transcontinental routes in 1900." It shows several RR's that were transcontinental except one. The Great Northern Rwy is not on that drawing. GN WA the northern most Transcontinental RR. Even farther north than NPRR, yet NPRR is shown.

Maybe this is just a simple oversight and can be corrected shortly to show the GN line. It would be much appreciated. With all the splendid information on your site I will have to visit it a few times to read it all. I will recommend it to my RR friends and their families. Job well done to those who keep it going and updated.



Blogger CPRR Discussion Group said...

The Great Northern is listed in that FAQ with a link to a page with a map of that route. Unfortunately, we have no control over the routes included in the reproduced Library of Congress Map, lack the cartographic skills to update an existing map, and have not found a better map. If you can suggest another map that we could use for that illustration we certainly can make an update. In the interim a comment has been added that the Great Northern Railway is not shown.

9/21/2008 11:29 AM  
Blogger CPRR Discussion Group said...

From: "Don"

Thank you so much for a nice and fast reply. It is a rarity now a days.

I will check around for a similar map that denotes individual RR's and RWY's involved.

I understand what you said about not being able to plot the the route out, on the current map. I thought if it could be done that Glacier Green would be a nice choice color to show the GN for it's part in building the Glacier National Park System.

If and/or when I find an updated route map like yours but with GN on it, I will contact you ...


9/21/2008 10:57 PM  

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