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Historic Railroad Map of the Northeastern United States - 1853

Map showing the principal railroad routes in the eastern, middle and western states.

This outline map of the north-central and northeastern United States was published in 1853. It displays major destinations, waterways, and the railroad system of the 1850's, specifically featured is the New York & Erie Railroad with its branches and connections, completed or in progress.

The New York & Erie Railroad was chartered in 1832 by the New York state legislature. The original plan was for a broad-gauge line to connect New York City with the Great Lakes that was built entirely within state boundaries. 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 the six feet wide track that was largely built upon a low trestle. The railroad wasn’t converted to a standard (4 foot, 8 ½ inch) gauge until the mid-1870's.

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1W-NE-PA-1853-S 24" x 14" 2 lbs $29.95 add to basket
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1W-NE-PA-1853-XL 71.5" 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.