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The New York, New Haven, and Hartford Railroad Company, Operated and Controlled Lines
about 1900
Lithography; black printer's ink on wove paper
Primary Dimensions (image height x width): 8 1/4 x 15 5/8in. (21 x 39.7cm) Sheet (height x width): 9 x 16in. (22.9 x 40.6cm)
Credit Line: Connecticut Historical Society collection
Gallery Copy: New England was long served by a large number of small independent railroad lines, most of them dating back to the second quarter of the nineteenth century. Each railroad company built and maintained its own lines and there was considerable competition between the different companies. This picture began to change with the creation of the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad in 1872. Unlike its predecessors, the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad laid almost no new line. Instead, it took over other existing railroads until by the end of the nineteenth century it had a virtual monopoly of rail transportation in southern New England and eastern New York state.
Description: Map of Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and the New York City and Hudson River area of New York and New Jersey. The New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad Company lines are the main focus of the map, with the network extending from New York into Hartford, Providence and Boston, as well as the smaller towns. All of the stops are shown as white circles, and are labeled with the name of the town. Most of the lines themselves are not labeled, with the exception of the Central New England line. The Long Island Sound steamer is marked with a broken solid line. On the back are timetables for routes between points in Connecticut and between Hartford and Springfield, Massachusetts.
Cartographic Note: No scale Constituent Note: Many companies produced railroad maps, but the Rand Avery Supply Company of Boston specialized in railroad maps and timetables and appears to have produced little else. The firm supported the railroad industry in other ways as well, printing tickets and baggage claim tokens for a number of American and Canadian Railroads.
Inscription: Recto, bottom right corner, printed in black ink: "THE NEW YORK, / NEW HAVEN & HARTFORD RAILROAD CO., / OPERATED AND CONTROLLED LINES. / FIGURES ON EACH LINE INDICATE NUMBER OF TABLE / SHOWING SERVICE." Bottom right corner, printed in black ink: "RAND AVERY SUPPLY CO., BOSTON"
Object Number: 2006.139.0
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