1958 Map of the United States

This map shows rail lines all over the country, with emphasis on the Great Northern, Burlington, and SP&S, as well as the locations of “off-line Great Northern traffic offices.” Most of these office locations make sense–New York, Boston, Washington, etc.–but Winston-Salem? This city ofabout 100,000 people in 1958 may have been North Carolina’s largest city in 1950 but by 1960 had been overtaken by Greensboro.

Click image to download a 10.1-MB PDF of this brochure.

The cover has an anomaly I just noticed: the full-length dome car is named “Shore View.” All of Great Northern’s full-length dome cars were name in a “view” series–Glacier View, Lake View, Mountain View, Ocean View, Prairie View, and River View–but no Shore View.

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