Home / Guided Primary Source Analyses / Featured Source: Map of New York & Erie Rail Road Guided Primary Source Analyses Featured Source: Map of New York & Erie Rail Road November 15, 2013March 15, 2020 Colton, J. H. “Map of New York & Erie Rail Road and its connections; the most direct route from New York to all western cities and towns.” 1855. Library of Congress Geography and Map Division. Notes: – Scale ca. 1:3,250,000. – LC Railroad maps, 483 – Outline map of the northeastern and north-central United States with the railroad network overprinted in red. A red border is printed around the map simulating a wooden frame.