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This is a large book of maps. I started scanning them at the beginning of May. I've gotten a quarter of them scanned and posted here 10½ weeks later. I guess I'd better get shaking, if I mean to get the rest of them up here, as well as my various platmaps of some of the subdivisions along the way, by the time of our next Air Line jaunt.

I do not have a humongous scanner. I simply have a normal home flatbed scanner. Therefore these 2' X 3' oxalid prints have to be split up into several scans per sheet. As the railroad route surveys have already been split into dozens of separate pages, I realize that the map images, which I'm posting here on the Web, are plenty confusing. Maybe someday I shall manage to co-ordinate them better into a more unified whole. But for now here are a lot of little pieces. Please have as much fun trying to make sense out of them as I have had poring over them myself.

How do you post horizontally connected pieces of maps to web-pages, which are made to extend vertically? It is much easier to scroll up and down web-pages on your computer screen than side-to-side. What's more, a couple of the individual scans can fit side-by-side on some of your large monitors but not on other normal-sized ones, not that I scanned them such that they line up together. Hmm, I guess I'll make two alternate versions of the same pages. To view all of the surveys one-next-to-the-other.

This book covers from Gary to Valparaiso, Indiana. Return here occasionally to see how much more I've accomplished.




The maps contained herein were compiled from the following data.

Origional [sic] field notes and drawings of the located lines.

Official quarter section maps, of Gary, by City Engineer, W. P. Cottingham; of Hammond, by City Engineer, W. F. Bridge; of East Chicago, by City Engineer, Z. B. Campbell; of Hobart, by City Engineer, W. J. Krull; of Valparaiso, by County Surveyor, W. E. Morthland, Porter County.

Chain and transit surveys, by the Engineering Department of the Chicago South Shore and South Bend Railroad.

November, 1926. W. J. M . . . on
Assistant Engineer
C. S. S. & S. B. R. R.
Gary Rys Co right-of-way index sheet Gary Rys Co right-of-way index sheet Gary Rys Co right-of-way index sheet Gary Rys Co right-of-way index sheet

And now to the individual right-of-way maps.
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