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Old April 26th, 2010, 03:20 PM   #721
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obviously a map of transcontinental journey.
Thanks, indeed, but why two maps of the same route? Is one different to the other I don't get it??!!

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Old April 26th, 2010, 03:25 PM   #722
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Look carefully on the picture you will find a little bit of difference, like arrows.
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Old April 26th, 2010, 11:45 PM   #723
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Look carefully on the picture you will find a little bit of difference, like arrows.
Thanks very much Coth, yes I can see those - what do you think it actually means though??!!

Can you translate the text?

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Old April 29th, 2010, 02:56 PM   #724
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So, one of the densiest railway network per population (2nd after SUI?) in the world:

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Old April 29th, 2010, 07:14 PM   #725
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Can you translate the text?

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Mark, visible recognizable words of map caption literally say "Map of route of rapid scheduled trains from Moscow to Dalny and back.... (illegible)". Dalny is former Russian town in China, now it's Dalian.

Top map shows the way from Moscow, pointing the days of service (two trains per week, departuring on Thursdays and Sundays and arriving in Dalny in 13 days). Lower map shows way back from Dalny to Moscow. Train departures on Saturdays and Tuesdays.

Entire route's divided by sections. Every section is marked by day of week when train passes it through.
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Old May 1st, 2010, 01:25 AM   #726
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I'm not sure if you're interested in freight railroads, if not, then feel free to ignore.

BNSF overall system map:


Union Pacific system map:


Closeup of Powder River Subdivision, around the Wyoming-Colorado-Nebraska meeting point:
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Old May 1st, 2010, 02:18 AM   #727
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Mark, visible recognizable words of map caption literally say "Map of route of rapid scheduled trains from Moscow to Dalny and back.... (illegible)". Dalny is former Russian town in China, now it's Dalian.

Top map shows the way from Moscow, pointing the days of service (two trains per week, departuring on Thursdays and Sundays and arriving in Dalny in 13 days). Lower map shows way back from Dalny to Moscow. Train departures on Saturdays and Tuesdays.

Entire route's divided by sections. Every section is marked by day of week when train passes it through.

Thanks "Norscand" - do you think it might be trains from Moscow to Dailin in the top map and trains BACK from Dailin to Moscow in the bottom map?? Would be very odd, but maybe possible eh???!!!

Cheesr to "ov_79": Czech rep. has a very impressive network - do you have any printed official maps that you have scanned in???


And thanks to you too "lowes48" - still quite a lot of the old American network in operation - at least for freight. Again: official old scanned maps much appreciated

Thanks to all who are contributing :-)

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Old May 1st, 2010, 03:30 AM   #728
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Again: official old scanned maps much appreciated
Oops, hehe...

Actually on topic: [Posted direct link to images in order to reduce screen size. Believe me, you'll be glad I did.]:
This baby here is an 1871 timetable of the Central Pacific Railroad. The long, thick line running from Sacramento to Omaha was the first US transcontinental railroad completed in 1869. Today, the line is owned mainly by the Union Pacific and is referred to as the "Overland Route."

Map of both Union and Central Pacific Railroad lines in 1882:


Going east across the Mississippi River and about 70 years forward in time, here is a 1961 map of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad [In full size, as you can see.]:


This is a 1891 copy of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad system map. Affectionately know just as the "Santa Fe," this railroad came up with what is commonly referred to in the US as the "Warbonnet," for use in Southwest passenger service. Eventually, this railroad merged with Burlington Northern to form BNSF:

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Thanks "Norscand" - do you think it might be trains from Moscow to Dailin in the top map and trains BACK from Dailin to Moscow in the bottom map?? Would be very odd, but maybe possible eh???!!!
What is so strange? A lot of modern northern China was belong to Russia in past. Dalian was leased in 1898.
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Old May 1st, 2010, 10:16 AM   #730
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Thanks "Norscand" - do you think it might be trains from Moscow to Dailin in the top map and trains BACK from Dailin to Moscow in the bottom map??
Yes. Maps show different days of train service.
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Old May 1st, 2010, 11:02 AM   #731
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This is a map from the swiss railway (SBB)

Switzerland has one of the densest railway system worldwide.

PDF version: http://mct.sbb.ch/mct/it/uebersichts...eneral-abo.pdf
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Old May 1st, 2010, 12:00 PM   #732
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What is so strange? A lot of modern northern China was belong to Russia in past. Dalian was leased in 1898.
Sorry wrong choice of word: did not mean "strange" in a critical way, merely meant that it is unusual to see a map like this! Personally I love it so no criticism intended!!

But thanks to NORSCAND - we have it nailed! Brilliant! You people are great!
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Old May 1st, 2010, 12:07 PM   #733
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Excellent lowes48

Really nice maps :-)
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Old June 13th, 2010, 05:08 PM   #734
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Clickable NZ rail and ferry map:





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Old June 13th, 2010, 05:13 PM   #735
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Clickable Australia:



Check out the links for other countries at author's website, amount of details on French map is impressive!
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Old June 15th, 2010, 10:17 PM   #736
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Railway map of Belgium, EU




A more simpel one:



A map of the lines in reallity:

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Old June 16th, 2010, 05:46 AM   #737
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Here's a map of the Class I railroads in the USA/Canada/Mexico - the biggest in operation. There are countless other smaller railroads



Here is the current nationally run passenger railroads:



Railroads around World War I



The early status of railroads in the USA in total KM:

1850: 14,400
1860: 49,000
1870: 84,700
1880: 149,300
1890: 207,600
1916: 408,833
2007: 226,427


Mass transit - not even inter-city or long distance travel peaked in the United States in 1946 at 23,400,000,000 rides delivered. That record was somewhat artificial, as WWII caused a stop in private auto production, as well as gasoline rations and a massive increase in employment that drove ridership up by billions of rides per year throughout the war.

After that the decline was stunning:

1946: 23,400,000,000
1950: 17,200,000,000
1955: 11,500,000,000
1972: 6,600,000,000
2008: 10,700,000,000 (highest since 1956 - but with a population over twice as high)

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