Bird’s Eye View of Trolley Routes in New England

New England interurban railways in the early 20th century.

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This attractive and colorful bird’s eye view highlights the extensive interurban system available on the Atlantic seaboard in the early 20th century. The image includes a broad coastal region east of Worcester, Massachusetts between Providence, Rhode Island, and Portland, Maine.

Bright red lines representing the electric railroads (steam are in black) are shown connecting the various towns and cities, while the countryside is depicted as an idyllic landscape with pictorial topography and geographic features. Parks, one of the most popular destinations for rail travelers, are also highlighted in red.

Numerous inset maps show related connections in areas immediately adjacent, with a larger one in the upper left focusing on Boston. Several contemporary advertisements can be found on the verso and back cover, including one for Cape Porpoise Casino on the Atlantic Shore Line Railway.

The map was lithographed in Boston by George H. Walker & Company and published in 1904 by the New England Street Railway Club.

Map Details

Publication Date: 1904

Author: New England Street Railway Club

Sheet Width (in): 14.50

Sheet Height (in): 21.00

Condition: A-

Condition Description: Folded into 12 segments and affixed to stiff paper boards, slightly soiled withed a bookseller stamp on the front. The right side of the sheet is worn and shows a short tear along the upper right edge, repaired on verso. Very good condition overall.

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