Sunbury and Northumberland Pennsylvania

Custom city plan of Sunbury, PA created by the engineers of the Pennsylvania Railroad.

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Description

This large scale map of Sunbury, Pennsylvania was designed and published by the Central Engineering Department of the Pennsylvania Railroad around 1940. The map has been customized for use by dissecting and mounting the sheet on linen for preservation and convenient storage.

Bright color has been applied by hand to denote track and property ownership of the 3 primary local railroad operators; Pennsylvania, Reading, and Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroads. A custom legend has been added to identify the lines of the companies in question. Within the image, the map individually labels primary local industries, streets, and geographic features.

The map perfectly captures the industrial nature of the city on the banks of the Susquehanna River prior to the outbreak of World War II, and the vast influence the Pennsy had locally.

Map Details

Publication Date: c. 1940

Author: Central Engineering Department of the Pennsylvania Railroad

Sheet Width (in): 34.50

Sheet Height (in): 24.50

Condition: B+

Condition Description: Dissected into 24 panels and mounted on linen with original black leather covers. Two panels show moderate discoloration from the adhesive used to affix the covers to the verso. Otherwise there is minor wear and soiling consistent with age. But overall the map is in very good condition, given its history and use.

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