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Illinois Railroad Maps
« on: March 06, 2013, 08:46:12 PM »
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Today the Illinois State Library put a group of Railroad maps of Illinois on-line.  Here is the announcement and link:


We have added a new collection to IDA, a collection of 39 railroad maps of Illinois. As a crossroads state that incorporates the city of Chicago and a terminus of industry going back to the 19th century, Illinois has always been a crucial link in the railroad industry. Both passengers and freight were moved in great numbers throughout our territory. One of the most valuable collections held by the Illinois State Library is a collection of railroad maps showing the development of the state's rail system, beginning in 1854 and continuing through the present day. At one time many companies crisscrossed the state, but as time passed lines gradually merged as numerous train companies went out of business, their track bought up by the remaining entities until only a few remained. These maps will show when and where companies existed and where their track went. Additionally, electric rail passenger lines, i.e., interurban railroads, will be shown on these maps.

Log on to http://www.idaillinois.org/cdm/landingpage/collection/p16614coll7"
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Re: Illinois Railroad Maps
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2013, 09:22:44 PM »
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Thanks for the update and link.  :)

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Re: Illinois Railroad Maps
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2013, 10:02:30 PM »
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Thanks, Roger.
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Paul