This fascinating map is found in the 1895 Annual Report to stockholders of the New York Central and Hudson River Railroad Company, Horace John Hayden, Second Vice President. It’s online as a PDF from Terry Link on his Canada Southern Railway (once part of Cornelius Vanderbilt’s 19th Century railroad empire) website.

Horace Hayden was two years out of Harvard and First Lieutenant of Battery L, 3rd United States Artillery at Antietam in 1862, but was rubbing shoulders with robber barons twenty years later.

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