A map of the Georgia Rail Road and the several lines of railroad connecting with it, Febr. 1839.


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Thomson, J. Edgar (John Edgar), 1808-1874. CREATED/PUBLISHED Phila[delphia], [1839] NOTES Scale 1:2,000,000. 'The Georgia Rail-Road extends from Augusta Geo. The head of navigation on the Savannah River to the Western and Atlantic Rail-Road-which it joins–near Decatur. Length 165 miles. Length of W & A R.R. 130 miles-making the total distance from the navigable waters of the Atlantic to those of the Mississippi 295 miles.- The greatest rise on this route is 36 feet per mile and no satisfactory power required on the whole line.' SUMMARY Map of the southeastern United States indicating drainage, relief by hachures, place names, roads, canals in blue, Georgia Railroad in red, 'R.R. completed & in progress' in yellow. 'R.R. chartered & proposed' in brown. Probably made to accompany his Report of the Engineer in Chief, May 13, 1839. Created by Act of December 21, 1836. See also items 613 and 614.

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