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Transit map of the West Shore Railroad and connecting lines, showing routes from New York and Boston to Toronto, Chicago, and St. Louis. On the verso are timetables and a notice about Buffalo's Pan-American Exposition, where President McKinley was assassinated.

In 1885, William Henry Vanderbilt bought the New York, West Shore and Buffalo Railway, a competitor to his New York Central Railroad, in an agreement orchestrated by J.P. Morgan to avoid a rate war with the Pennsylvania Railroad, developing it into the West Shore Railroad. In 1887 and 1900, the New York Central acquired as subsidiaries the Pittsburgh and Lake Erie and Boston and Albany Railroads, respectively.

Condition Description
Folding map. Some wear on folds, with small holes in cross-folds.