New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad Valuation Maps

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RichCoffey
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New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad Valuation Maps

Post by RichCoffey » Tue Nov 10, 2015 4:52 pm

The University of Connecticut (uConn) and the Connecticut State Data Center (CTSDC) have done a wonderful job of providing access to a large series of 1915 New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad Valuation Maps.

The map to navigate to locations is very intuitive
http://magic.lib.uconn.edu/mash_up/nynhhrr_index.html

I colorized a couple of sections ...Quick Overview Here
http://infomapsplus.blogspot.com/2015/1 ... -maps.html

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Re: New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad Valuation Maps

Post by YamaOfParadise » Tue Nov 10, 2015 5:30 pm

Yeah, I wish other repositories containing collections of valuation maps would do something similar; the only reason I think they ever got digitized was, if memory serves, it was a thesis project of an archivist student.

UCONN did an overhaul of their digital archives within the last 6 months (or so), however, and I've noticed some maps haven't made it back up on the index map. I know some of those missing maps are actually on the internet, but because the url of each image changed someone has to go and edit the metadata of each rectangle on the index map to contain the new url... so some of the rectangles are just removed from the map. This only explains the gaps of one or two maps, though; there were always gaps or completely missing lines (i.e.: Norwich & Worcester, Old Saybrook to New London on the Shore Line).

Certainly an invaluable source to a wide variety of us interested in the spatial history of the New Haven.
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