Links

Railroad History/Maps:

AbandonedRails.com - A website that has helped extensively with finding and tracing abandoned
lines.


 An Atlas Obscura Article About The Map.

 @AbandonedROWMap - Our Twitter Page

abandonedrowmap - Our Instagram Page

Brief History of New York City Transportation - A brief overview of the development of the New York City Transit Network, from horse-drawn carriages to today's subway system. Thanks to Cindy and Liam Powell for the link!

Forgotten Railways, Roads, and Places - Our Facebook page

FRA Rail Map - This is a comprehensive map of the active US Rail Network, including railroad crossing information and safety data.

OpenRailwayMap - A project to map the entire worldwide rail network - This has been helpful in identifying some abandoned railroad lines that aren't found on topo maps. I wish it had more information for some lines, but that's why I continue to work on my project of mapping abandoned rail lines and providing their history.

Rail Map Online

Railways Archive - A great resource for British Railway history including trainwrecks.

HistoricRail.com - Great site for railroad pictures, models, and art.

Texas State Historical Association - An invaluable resource for many of Texas' early railroads.

Other Maps:

Historic Aerials - This site has probably helped more than any other with regard to finding abandoned railroad lines for my map. In addition to historic aerial views, it has an extensive collection of topo maps as well.

USGS Topographic Map Viewer - Some more historic topo maps can be found here that aren't on historic aerials.

University of Texas Perry-CastaƱeda Library Map Collection - An amazing resource for historical maps of all kinds!

University of Illinois Historical Maps - For Illinois related historical maps.

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee - Digital Map Collection

David Rumsey Map Collection - One of the largest collections of topo maps, as well as some historic geocoded maps.

Route 66 Map Online - A simple, yet highly detailed, map of the entire Mother Road.

History:

Illinois Digital Archives

If you know of another link that should be on here, please contact me at railtrace91@gmail.com