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Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad (AF&SF) copy of G.M. Dodge's map of the Texas & Pacific Railroad lines, which has been redlined by the AT&SF engineers to show the proposed line connecting the Atlantic & Pacific Railroad with the Texas & Pacific Railroad in 1938, with accompanying transmittal letter.

OCLC lists no institutional copies of the original G. M. Dodge Map

The map shows the Texas & Pacific Railroad's lines between Texas, Indian Territory and San Diego. among the more unique details are the finished and proposed lines of the T&P and the various land reservations granted to the T&P by the Federal Government in Indian Territory, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California.

The map includes a redline identifying what was previously the the line of the Atlantic & Pacific Railway extending to Sweetwater. At the time, the T&P and AT&SF were contemplating completing this line in 1938, as discussed in the accompanying letter: /gallery/enlarge/31206a

OCLC lists no institutional copies of the original G. M. Dodge Map

The letter states:

Subject: T&P map of Sureys - 1873 / Chicago April 8 1938.

Messrs G G Stearns / J W Higgins


Gentlemen-

Through the kindness of Mr. E F Mitchell, Chief Engineer of the T&P, Dalls, he furnished me a photo copy of the T&P map of surveys and completed road, 1873, G M. Dodge, Chief Engineer, print of which is attached.

I wish to call your particular attention to te proposed connection of the A&P with the T&P in the vicinity of Sweetwater (Western Texas). Of course, the A&P was not constructed in that direction but instead eventually went via Albuquerque.

It may interest you to know that the T&P actually built 10 miles out of San Diego northward. The construction of the T&P was stopped at Sierra Blanca at bou the same time when construction of the T&P was stopped at the Needles, and on account of the activies of thesame parties, namely Jay Gould and Collis P. Huntington.

Yours truly,

James ??

Valuation Engineer

Condition Description
Blueprint copy with manuscript additions in red.