Historic Railroad Map of New York City and Vicinity - 1908

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Rand, McNally & Co.'s Map of New York City and Vicinity showing steam railroads and electric lines.

The Long Island Railroad was established in 1834 to provide daily commuter service between Boston and New York. In 1849 the line began concentrating on Long Island community services. At that time other routes built from New York through Connecticut over to Boston nearly made the Long Island Railroad obsolete.

In 1874 the Long Island Railroad merged with a number of smaller Long Island lines to become a more efficient commuter network. The railroad became a lifeline to new and old communities of Long Island, providing transportation and services.

In the late 1800's, Brooklyn's East River population grew with the annexation of Williamsburgh, New Lots, Flatbush, Gravesend and New Utrecht. The Brooklyn Bridge was completed in 1883, linking Brooklyn with Manhattan. In 1894 Brooklyn was designated as one of New York City's five boroughs.

New York State’s advancements in transportation were significant in the late-1800's.

This colorful map was published in 1908 by Rand, McNally & Co. It shows portions of New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. Displayed are cities, towns, counties, waterways, and the railroad network of 1908.


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