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Historic Railroad Map of the Richmond and Louisville Railway - 1882

Map of the Richmond and Louisville Railroad, connecting the railroads of Virginia with the railroads of Kentucky on the shortest route east and west of the Mississippi Valley to the Atlantic Ocean.

The Richmond and Louisville Railroad was created in 1882 when the Richmond & Southwestern Railway merged with the Virginia, Kentucky and Ohio Narrow Gauge Railroad.

Richmond had been a big locomotive manufacturing center before the civil war, but remained slow to advance during its reconstruction years. Meanwhile, Louisville began to prosper with the new technology.

In February of 1882, Oscar Wilde gave a well-attended lecture on “The English Renaissance” at the Masonic Templein Louisville.

This map of the eastern United States was published in 1882 by G.W. & C.B. Colton & Co. It displays relief, drainage, cities, towns, counties, and railroad network of 1882.

Mineral regions are clearly labeled.

Displayed are portions of Kentucky, North Carolina, Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia and West Virginia.

Item# Size Shp Wt Price Click to buy
1W-SS-RR4-1882-S 24" x 12.5" 2 lbs $29.95 add to basket
1W-SS-RR4-1882-M 36" x 18.5" 2 lbs $44.95 add to basket
1W-SS-RR4-1882-L 42" x 21.5" 4 lbs $59.95 add to basket
1W-SS-RR4-1882-XL 69" x 36" 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.