Abandoned Railroads Map

HemiAdda2d Jan 11, 2023

  1. HemiAdda2d

    HemiAdda2d Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Have you ever wanted to trace an abandoned ROW on a mapping website, especially ones that have been gone for decades? Have you hit dead ends or lost the trail? I found a map that traces the abandoned lines across the country--not sure how accurate it is, as it is crowdsourced, and subject to inaccuracies, especially where development and highways have wiped out the original ROWs.
    Enjoy!

    https://www.frrandp.com/p/the-map.html
     
  2. Moose2013

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    Great find!

    Moose found a couple of other websites:

    Open Railway Map:
    The Mississippi Rails:
     
  3. HemiAdda2d

    HemiAdda2d Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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  5. BoxcabE50

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    At least in my State, this one is missing quite a bit of information.
     
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  6. Hardcoaler

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    It's sketchy in places for sure. He's got the Carolinas covered pretty well and other southeastern states too. It must be a lot of work to research and populate these sites.

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  7. Hardcoaler

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    Thinking of old lines, I came across this book today, given to me by a late friend. It was published by Kalmbach in 1944, one of a 16 book series on U.S. railroads. It's 14" x 10-1/4" with 20 pages of really nice photos, including a number of long-gone shortlines. Being a war year, I was surprised by its 1944 publishing date.

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