American Experience recently showed their new documentary "The Rise and Fall of Penn Station" on PBS stations around the country. In coordination with the documentary they created an interactive map, the Engineering Map of America, and requested that archival repositories around the country contribute their content to the "pins." We have contribute many photographs so far, many of them on railroad topics, including Hell Gate Bridge in New York City, Lyman Viaduct in Colchester, Connecticut, and Cos Cob Power Plant in Greenwich, Connecticut. We're adding more as time allows -- check it out when you have a chance!
Thanks to the staff at the UConn Libraries' Map and Geographic Information Center (MAGIC), we now have an index to search the New Haven Railroad Valuation Maps! Michael Howser, the map librarian, and his staff, created a "mash-up" that includes a location search box and the ability to click on the valuation map outline to view a pop-up window that has a direct link to the map in the database. The index catches almost all of the maps that are in the database but not all; work is underway to include everything. Researchers can access the index at http://magic.lib.uconn.edu/mash_up/nynhhrr_index.html
This page is maintained by L. Smith.