Railway Map 1908
The map is posted on flickr, and is a favorite for all the
details. Names of many little towns
along the railroad, advertisements which are like a snapshot in time and the
unique lettering all used to convey the information needed to travel along the
rail. This looks to have been published
to encourage tourism. The advertisers
include steams companies, commission agents, hotels, railway, banks, sites to
see and big game to hunt; then for the visitors with a purpose, your local
detective agency to find what you are looking for.
Oh ya....... in South
Africa. I can go on and on about ..... how cool it is to view a map of the Railroads in S. Africa over a hundred years ago!
Another map of the Railway shows your basic no nonsense
here is the line and here are the stops.
No ad's enticing you to visit, no "must see" here, just the basics. Yet the way the map is presented the colored
lines, the exotic names of the places tempt me all the same.
It's Paris in 1900. Oh to be there at Midnight!
Valerie (Our Local Mapmaker) has recently started posting
older maps in the collection to flicker.
For all to share and see what is available.... And dream of what might be
For all my nostalgia, there are plenty of subway maps
available online, for current routes and stops. Just a little searching will reap many rewards.
Here are a few I found:
New York Subway
Chicago L Map
London Tube & other Mass
Tokyo Subway Map
My Plan ...... would be to study up on these before I ever visit. Heaven knows I study our local CATA maps
often enough and I live here..... Maybe I'm a little particular..... my husband
would only disagree with the use of "a little". So I'm a bit more particular. \
Anyway, if you want to spend time living in the past, we
have plenty of historical maps of the railroads, subways, and transit maps to
gaze at and dream of a different world. Or if your planning your next excursion, We can help!
Ovenden, Mark. Transit Maps of the World: The World's First
Collection of Every Urban Train Map on Earth. New York: Penguin Group, 2007.
Call no: Maps G1046.P33O9 2007
Dow, Andrew. Telling the Passenger Where to Get Off: George
Dow and the Evolution of the Railway Diagrammatic Map. Harrow: Thomson Press,
Call no.: Maps GA795.D69 2005
And many more maps of subways, railroads, and mass transit
are available, Just ASK!