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North Carolina Maps

Railroad Maps, 1828 to 1900 - Library of Congress

Railroad Maps, 1828 to 1900 Collection from the Library of Congress.
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Browse railroad maps by state or by region.

Railroad map of North Carolina, 1900

Railroad map of North Carolina, 1900.

North Carolina - Railroads Maps [and Electric Railways] from Carolana by J.D. Lewis

North Carolina - Railroads Map of 1883: Cram's Railroad and County Map Nth & Sth Carolina. Geo. T. Cram. 1883.


North Carolina - Railroads Map of 1922: Blum's Commercial Map of North Carolina and South Carolina. 1922 by Max L. Blum.
Map shows main lines of railroads and interurban trolley lines. The Gastonia to Charlotte Piedmont and Northern Electric Railway is shown.


Maps showing how the railroads evolved each decade from J.D. Lewis website
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Print Books

North Carolina Railroad Maps

North Carolina Maps - Railroad Maps.
This collection begins in 1840 and contains only those maps on which railroads are prominently featured.

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Crucial Rally to Support Railroads, 1828
"On August 1, 1828, more than 200 people gathered at the home of William Albright in what is now Alamance County to respond to UNC President Joseph Caldwell’s pleas for a state-supported railroad."

South Carolina Railroad Photograph Collection

South Carolina Railroad Photograph Collection includes photographs of train stations, depots, rail yards, engines, and rolling stock.
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Record Group 134 – Railroad Valuation Maps, ca. 1915 – ca. 1920

National Archives collection includes "annotated blueprints featuring right-of-way and tract maps for railroads in the United States." Search by name of railroad (example: Carolina and Northwestern Railway) or location name such as GASTON COUNTY.

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Semaphore Magazine Online

Semaphore was a magazine for employees of the Piedmont and Northern and Durham and Southern Railways, published in North Carolina by the Piedmont & Northern Railway Company.

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WVNC Rails by Dan Robie

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