Auction 107, Lot 127

"Michigan Central and Great Western Railways and Connections via Niagara Falls", Railroad Companies, (Various)

Subject: United States

Period: 1874 (dated)


Color: Printed Color

19.5 x 11.7 inches
49.5 x 29.7 cm

Folding railroad map, also titled "The Short Line Across the Continent," with terrific details along the route. Vignette shows a train crossing the Niagara Falls Suspension Bridge plus a large inset of the western half of the U.S. detailing the rest of the rail route to San Francisco. Large text at top notes "Pullman's & Wagner's Commodious Hotel and Drawing Room Cars." On the verso are numerous timetables, daily trains, and a list of departure trains from Chicago.


Condition: C

Generally good condition except for some worming at two fold intersections and a little soiling on front. Folding as issued.

Estimate: $100 - $150

Sold for: $75

Closed on 6/9/2004