Trolley Wayfinder Birds Eye View of Trolly Routes in New England.
1908 (dated) 21.75 x 14.25 in (55.245 x 36.195 cm)
A scarce and stunning bird's eye view style pocket map of New England issued in 1908 by the New England Street Railway Club. Reveals New England centered around Boston. Extends north as far as Lewistown, Brunswick and Yarmouth; south to Narraganset Bay, Newport and New Bedford; and west as far as Worcester. Shows train and trolley routes throughout the region. Also notes various light houses, historic sites, geographical features, and cities. Popular routes are highlighted with inset maps, these include: Springfield-Turners Falls, Worcester-Springfield, Springfield-New York City, Pittsfield and Vicinity, Rochester-Nashua, Portsmouth-Lewiston, and a triangle route from Worchester to Providence to New London and back. Overview of the Boston area appears in the upper left corner.
New England Street Railway Club (July, 1900 - c. 1925) was a technical and engineering organization based in Boston during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The organization was founded by Robert H. Derrah (1865 - 1920) in July of 1900. Derrah subsequently worked as the club's secretary and published its bulletin. The club was a popular and politically potent organization at a time when rail and trolley transit was common throughout New England. They held annual dinners that attracted high society from throughout the region. President Taft is recorded as speaking at one such gathering. The society issued numerous tourist oriented publications related to rail travel in New England.
Very good condition. Folds into original paper binder.
Harvard Map Collection, G3721.P33 1904 .W3 (HOLLIS: 004531133).