If you notice, although the two maps look identical
except for color, you will notice that the brownish colored one is dated
1962, while the starker B&W map is dated 1937. The were also done
by two different map making companies: Rand McNally for the 62 version,
and Poole Brothers for the 37. Why is it that old maps from this
era highlighted the National Park system parks???
If you download both of them and view them "side by side", toggling back and forth, you will notice many sections of track are gone from the later version. Even during the 50's I guess they were abandoning unproductive routes.
The 1962 version was sent to me by Denver Todd. Many thanks for scanning and sharing!
I love trains, and I love signals. I am not an expert. I do these pages because I love spending my time doing them - although I do a reasonable amount of research to make sure the information presented is accurate! :-) :-)
Please Note: Since the main focus of my two websites is railroad signals, the railfan guides are oriented towards the signal fan being able to locate them. For those of you into the modeling aspect of our hobby, my indexa page has a list of almost everything railroad oriented I can think of to provide you with at least a few pictures to help you detail your pike.
If this is a railfan page, every effort has
been made to make sure that the information contained on this map and in this
railfan guide is correct. Once in a while, an error may creep in,
oooooooops, oh well! :-)
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