Stanford
APRIL 25, 2014
Visualization
The Expansion of the Western Railroad
The Expansion of the Western Railroad
The Expansion of the Western Railroad

Authors: Toral Patel and Richard White


These three snapshots of the Western United States in 1879, 1885 and 1893 show the growth of railroads across the American West.

Please note that the extent of rail line between El Paso and San Antonio in the 1885 and 1893 maps was originally mislabeled as Texas & Pacific. This line was actually the Galveston, Harrisburg & San Antonio in 1885 and Southern Pacific by 1893. The line north, between El Paso and Dallas, was part of the Texas & Pacific.

SUPPORTING FILE(S):
Geospatial Data on Geocommons
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