The Library's cartographic materials cover the period from the 1850s to date. Many are ink-on-linen maps, which encompass the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway in the Southwest, the Southern Pacific Railroad in California and Nevada, as well as numerous short lines and industrial railroads.
Railroad maps illustrate track locations, station plans, profiles and right of way. Engineers and surveyor's notebooks from the Atchison, Topeka & Sante Fe's Coast Lines record plans and sketches of depots, structures, right of way, location of crossings, bridges and topographical features compiled during the railroad's building of the route across the Southwest and California from the late nineteenth century through the 1920s.
Catalogued maps can be searched by location, corporate name, drawing number, date, or keyword.
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