Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Transcontinental Rail Maps

From: "George MacLachlan" gfmaclachlan@gmail.com

Subject: Transcontinental Rail Maps

I have only just discovered your excellent and most informative web site.

I am very interested in the Diagram of the Transcontinental lines of road Showing the Original Central Pacific and Union Pacific And their Competitors. Prepared for the United States Pacific Railway Commission, 1887.

Has anyone prepared an index of the various rail lines and transfer cities depicted in this map? I have been trying to identify the various ways in which one might travel from the west coast to the east coast, but am having some difficulty reading the script identifying several of the shorter rail lines and some of the cities. ...

—Dr. George MacLachlan