Historic Railroad Map of New York State - 1858

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Map of the Railroads of the State of New York showing the stations, distances and connections with other roads.

This map, published in 1856 by T. Pentingale and L.P. Behn, displays New York State's railroad system of that time. New York’s advancements in transportation were significant in the 1850's.

Additions to railroad transportation in New York State during the mid-1800's, led to much additional settlement of western New York.

Towns such as Geneva, located at the north end of Seneca Lake in the Finger Lakes region, had prospered as an important source of fruits and vegetables along side the Erie Canal and the Cayuga-Seneca Canal.

When the railroad reached Geneva in the 1840's new industries were established in the commercial district and the area became known as "the bottom lands". Wm B. Dunning began producing boilers and mill irons in Geneva in 1851. This company would later become the New York Central Iron Works Company.

A number of lines were added to New York's railroad system during the mid-1800's, reaching the western regions of the state, and providing connections into Pennsylvania and Canada.

Several railroad lines were built, during this time period, to transport anthracite coal from mines in eastern Pennsylvania to New York's industrial areas.

This map of New York, and parts of adjacent states, displays relief, drainage, county boundaries, cities and towns.

Surrounding the map are lists of distances arranged by individual railroad companies. Connections with other railroads are presented beneath western New York.


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