Entries Tagged as ‘Maps’

Friday, April 27, 2007 at 10:02 am

Subway Map Controversies

On my map blog, The Map Room, a couple of recent posts about subway maps: Madrid’s new metro map is encountering some resistance; a designer is trying to get his new map of the New York subway into circulation. In both cases, the new maps are so different from their predecessors that, even if they’re […]

Monday, February 26, 2007 at 7:46 am

RAC Canadian Railway Atlas

The Railway Association of Canada produces maps and atlases of Canadian (and North American) rail lines; I’ve got a 1999 edition of a single-sheet map that covers all Canadian and major U.S. tracks. Some of their maps are available online as small PDF files, as part of a web site about proximity issues co-sponsored by […]

Tuesday, February 6, 2007 at 6:39 pm

Saskatchewan Railway Map

It can be hard keeping track of which rail lines are still in service, and whom they’re owned by, especially in places like Saskatchewan (or Iowa, or North Dakota), where too many rail lines were built to handle grain traffic that have since been abandoned or sold to short-line operators. This relatively recent map of […]

Friday, January 5, 2007 at 12:32 pm

The Beeching Axe

The Beeching Axe refers to the 1963 Beeching Report, which recommended the closure of a number of rail services in the UK. In the wake of the report, branch lines were abandoned; for the most part, rail service retreated to trunk lines. (To a certain extent, the Beeching Axe resembles later retrenchments by Amtrak and […]

Wednesday, November 8, 2006 at 8:20 pm

Atlas of Alberta Railways

A bit of an off day for me today, so here’s an oldie but a goodie that I posted on The Map Room last March that you simply cannot miss. The Atlas of Alberta Railways is a collection of more than 200 maps depicting the history (and development) of railroading in Alberta and the rest […]