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Breakneck Ridge--original.jpg
Breakneck Ridge is located in the Hudson Highlands, directly across the river from Storm King Mountain. Its distinctive stony face was picturesque, albeit quarried for granite by the 19th century. It posed a major obstacle in plans to build a…

New York Central.jpg
By the time of this map a bitter consolidation battle among smaller rail lines had resulted in the creation of New York Central in 1853. Then, under the leadership of aggressive presidents Erastus Corning and Cornelius Vanderbilt, NYC expanded into a…

FastovskyIsaac--Tunnel by the Hudson.JPG
Against a cool background of blue-grays and white, we see a hillside of innumerable colors flowing downhill in nearly a molten state. In contrast to Fastovsky’s general blending technique are several smaller clusters of intensely pointilized…

Five Arch front.jpg
200-foot stone viaduct was constructed by the Rochester and Genesee Valley Railroad sometime around 1856-57, crossing the outlet of Conesus Lake not far from where that creek joins the Genesee River. By 1859 the planned rail line between Mt. Morris…

Wellge--small.jpg
Southward-looking panorama straddles the genres of landscape painting, bird's eye view, and travel promotion. Although created by noted painter its appeal is easy to see for the Northern Pacific Railroad and its excursionary Yellowstone Park Line.…

BR&P--1892.jpg
Number 6 on the Burleigh map, the BR &P was one of four rail lines passing through the area and like the Lehigh Valley RR constructed primarily for the shipment of Pennsylvania coal--in this case, the major markets being industrial Rochester and…

LVRR 1911.jpg
Number 7 on the Burleigh map, an original modest structure served the needs of a railroad built primarily to deliver coal from the Pennsylvania anthracite fields, east to New York and west to Buffalo on the Great Lakes. Amidst ferocious competition,…

Caledonia Timetable 1878.jpg
Number 9 on the Burleigh map, the Erie Railroad was one of four different lines passing through or near by the town of Caledonia. At the time of Burleigh's panoramic map (1892) the railroad was in dire financial straights and by the next year would…

Power--Lincoln-map--small.jpg
Two overlapping life-routes depict the President's journey from Hodginsville, KY to Washington, DC, and the return trip back to Springfield, IL by funeral train. After stops in New York City and Albany, it passed through upstate New York en route to…

NYRR-1855--small.jpg
In addition to canals, color-coded map shows railroads in operation, under construction, and proposed.
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