For those of you interested in such things, I’ve re-edited my pages on
the Twain-Cable tour, with emphasis on the railroads involved. There are
several problems with this not least of which is the lack of
identification on the part of Mark Twain. He does, on occasion mention
stops along the way, however, but as I don’t have direct access to his
letters I have relied on secondary sources such as Day By Day entries.
Another problem with identifying railroads is their lack of longevity.
Railways Twain may have traveled on may have been (or probably have
been) absorbed by another railroad. Many of the USGS quads that are
available map railways as they were decades after Twain. Many railways
have been re-aligned, re-routed or simply cease to exist and their
Anyway, the maps are fun. They can be enlarged and scrolled. There is
not a lot of information on each railway but I have tried to find links
to sources or at least Wikipedia articles.
I continue with this project as my attention span allows, rather like
Twain and his autobiography.
/Unaffiliated Geographer and Twain aficionado/