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Historic Railroad Map of the Northeastern United States - 1889

Map showing the location of the Flat-Top Coal Field and present and proposed railroads.

This detailed map was drawn in 1889 by G.W. & C.B. Colton and published by J.L. Smith. The map of the northeastern United States shows rivers, cities and towns, counties and the railroad network.

Included are all, or part of, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, Virginia, Ohio, West Virginiaand Maryland.

In the 1880's, railroad companies were highly interested in the abundant coal fields of the Flat-Top Mountains, popularly known as the Pocahontas Coal Fields. A branch of the Norfolk & Western Railway was extended to the coal fields and continued west through Mercer and McDowell counties. This enabled towns like Bramwell, West Virginia to enjoy much growth at that time, as major coal mining centers.

Item# Size Shp Wt Price Click to buy
1W-EC-RR-1889-S 24" x 17.5" 2 lbs $29.95 add to basket
1W-EC-RR-1889-M 36" x 26" 2 lbs $44.95 add to basket
1W-EC-RR-1889-L 42" x 30.5" 4 lbs $59.95 add to basket
1W-EC-RR-1889-XL 57.5" x 42" 4 lbs $79.95 add to basket
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All reproduction prints are printed as "museum quality", using advanced ink formulas and durable museum quality paper.  The reproduction prints reflect the state of repair of the original conserved document. Stains and imperfections reflected in the original map at the time it was collected for conservation are left un-retouched, as they reflect the character and charm of the vintage original. Some major imperfections, such as dark fold lines have been removed when possible.  Maps are printed as ordered and are not returnable unless received damaged.