Where to find railway station track plans?

Where to find railway station track plans?

Postby 1 tt guy » Fri Jun 19, 2009 6:05 pm

Does any know of a good site or sites that has track plans for various railway stations?
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Re: Where to find railway station track plans?

Postby member13 » Sun Jun 21, 2009 1:39 pm

This site has a ton of stuff but you have to do a bit of digging http://trackmap.net/
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Re: Where to find railway station track plans?

Postby AstroGoat760 » Wed Sep 16, 2009 3:10 pm

An idea might be to use Google Earth to get an overhead view of a station that you like and it should be able to show you the tracks leading up to and in the station.
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Re: Where to find railway station track plans?

Postby CaTTwoman281 » Sun Jun 13, 2010 2:02 am

Some "Crow's Eye" pictures might be of some help, especially as those were popular in the late 1800's early 1900's.
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Re: Where to find railway station track plans?

Postby ctxmf74 » Sun Jun 13, 2010 12:56 pm

1 tt guy wrote:Does any know of a good site or sites that has track plans for various railway stations?


What railroad and what era? ....dave
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Re: Where to find railway station track plans?

Postby Marquette » Sun Jun 13, 2010 1:28 pm

Yeah that's the key question - which road? There are several sites like www.gn-npjointarchive.org that are very good for the particular railway in question. Another option is to contact (or even join!) the historical society of the railway you're interested in, and they should be able to help. And then, there's also various railway-specific Yahoo groups that can also be quite useful.

Another thing that can be useful is finding old Sanborn Fire Insurance maps of the city you're interested in, they're pretty good in showing railway trackage and arrangement of buildings. Many universities have them in their (map) libraries for their own state. Many have them scanned and online, too. Some are freely accessible (South Carolina at SCU for example), whereas others you have to be a resident of the state (North Carolina - their public library system has them, but you have to live in NC to get at it... BOO!), and yet others you need to be registered at or have a library card at the university (Michigan - I think it's UMich that has them; also Montana).

I do have a few for Michigan, NC and SC.
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