Map of the Burlington Route The National Park Line and Connections


Attractive railroad map showing the Burlington Route, “The Way West.”

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This map of the United States was published in 1938 by the Poole Brothers on behalf of the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company. It boldly shows the sponsor’s railway network in operation shortly before the outbreak of World War II; extending from Chicago to Denver and Billings, Montana. The extensive trackage operated in the mountain states earned the railroad the nickname, “The Way West.”

Another moniker, The National Park Line, is mentioned in the title. Numerous such areas are shown in green on the map, several of which are served by the Burlington Route and its subsidiaries. The verso includes numerous photographs and extensive text detailing locations of interest along the route. A stylized map showing ‘Burlington Vacationlands served by the West’s Great Trains’ is also included.

Map Details

Publication Date: 1938

Author: Poole Brothers

Sheet Width (in): 37.40

Sheet Height (in): 19.00

Condition: A-

Condition Description: Originally issued folded into 24 panels, now flattened. In near fine condition save extensive markings in blue ink along many of the primary routes.


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