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Historic Railroad Map of the Northeastern United States - 1855

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 ½ inch) gauge until the mid-1870's.

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1W-NY-PA-1855-S 24" x 11" 2 lbs $29.95 add to basket
1W-NY-PA-1855-M 36" x 16.5" 2 lbs $44.95 add to basket
1W-NY-PA-1855-L 42" x 19" 4 lbs $59.95 add to basket
1W-NY-PA-1855-XL 52.5" x 24" 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.