Historic Topo Map Resources

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Historic Topo Map Resources

Postby frankgaron2 » Wed Apr 02, 2014 3:07 pm

If you're anything like me, tracking down abandoned lines fascinates you to no end.

Every good abandoned railroad nut needs a good source of old topo maps in order to figure out where everything used to be.

Two of the best I've found are:

https://www.sciencebase.gov/catalog/ite ... 08ddfcc936

Do a search for your location, then in the middle of the page look for where it says "Links".
You will have a choice of Web Link, Thumbnail JPG image of map, or GeoPDF.

Choose "GeoPDF", download and you are in business!

Another good resource:
http://geonames.usgs.gov/apex/f?p=262:1 ... e%5C%2CAll

That's just one example of the maps they have available. Just use the search option on the left hand side and enjoy,

Hope this helps,

Frank
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