Historic Railroad Map of the Northeastern United States - 1855 - J.H. Colton & Co

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Map of the New York and Erie Railroad and its connections.

This outline map of the north-central and northeastern United States was published in 1855 by J.H. Colton & Co. It displays cities, forts, waterways, and the railroad system of 1855. The border is printed around the map simulating a wooden frame.

In 1851 the New York and Erie Railroad was completed from Dunkirk, New York to Piermont, New York. President Millard Fillmore, Secretary of State Daniel Webster and other dignitaries spoke before an interested crowd, and were given an inspection ride during the opening ceremony. The line consisted of a broad-gauge track that was six feet wide, much of which was built upon a low trestle. The railroad wasn���t converted to a standard (4 foot, 8 �� inch) gauge until the mid-1870's.


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Archive Paper

Premium fine art paper that provides accurate color reproduction with high-contrast, high-resolution print output and maximum image permanence. A high-quality print ready for framing.

  • Museum quality paper for high-quality fine art.
  • Ultra smooth, neutral white matte finish.
  • Heavy-weight 230 gsm, 9.5 mil thickness.
  • Printed with pigment inks for longer print life and enhanced fade resistance.
  • Pigment based Canon LUCIA inks provide smooth tones and rich colors in fine, precise detail.
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