Kalmbach reprint of Rand-McNally 1928 Railroad Atlas

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Old railroad maps are an asset when researching our favorite railroads. Some years back, Kalmbach reprinted the Rand-McNally 1928 Handy Railroad Atlas of the United States. That reprint itself has been out-of-print for some time. Would anyone have any details about this reprint or suggestions on where one might be likely found? Thanks in advance for your anticipated assistance.

-- Ed Faggart (Emfag108@aol.com), November 29, 2002


The "Steam Powered" map books are more accurate, Ed. The Rand- McNally sort of generalizes line locations, whereas the Steam Powered maps show actual junctions, abandonments, predecessors, etc.

-- Buck Dean (abdean@yahoo.com), December 02, 2002.

Ed try this site http://www.sdrm.org/library/sales/books.html they have this listing 461 Kalmbach Publishing Co. - 1928 HANDY RAILROAD MAPS OF THE UNITED STATES, Showing: All railroads and interurban lines with their names and mileages. Principal cities, towns, and junction points. List of all railroads with their abbreviations. ISBN: 0-89024-532-0, paperback, 48 pages, 9w x 12h, a reprint of the first Handy Railroad Maps of the United States atlas as published by Rand McNally & Company 1n 1928. Reprinted exclusively by TRAINS Magazine. Metro maps which appear are taken from the 1937 edition of Handy Railroad Maps of the United States., $20.00, Don't know is it is sold yet

-- Gary Riccio (g.riccio@worldnet.att.net), November 30, 2002.

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