Railroad History/Maps: - A website that has helped extensively with finding and tracing abandoned

 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!

Directory of Railroad History Research Locations (Railway and Locomotive Historical Society)

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.

Mississippi Railroads Google Earth Maps - A fantastic collection of created active and abandoned railroad maps by Tony Howe.

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 train wrecks.

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

University of Georgia Rare Map Collection - Rare transportation maps.

University of Alabama Railroad Map Collection - Maps of various railroads, particularly in the Southern US.

Southeastern Illinois Railroads - David Cantrell's website full of information, links and maps on railroads that ran in the Southeastern part of Illinois.

General Railroad Information:

Rail Serve - A listing of rail related links and information.

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.

Official Map of the Lincoln Highway - An incredible resource on the many different alignments the Lincoln had throughout its lifetime.

Ted's Vintage Maps - Accurate historical and artistic maps of various US Cities.

General History:

Illinois Digital Archives

Railroad Memorabilia: - Great site for railroad pictures, models, and art.

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