ROME, WATERTOWN AND OGDENSBURG RAILROAD. N.Y.C. & H.R.R.R. CO. LESSEE[.] THE TOURISTS IDEAL ROUTE. SEASON 1895. New York: American Bank Note Co., 1895. Single sheet, 91x41 cm (35 3/4 x 16 1/4 inches), 36 panels, folded to 20.8x10.5 cm (8 1/4 x 4 1/4 inches). Elaborate promotional brochure with schedules and timetables on one side, and a large color pictorial birdseye view/map on the other, along with illustrations and descriptions of tourist destinations and additional timetables. The spectacular color view, "Rome, Watertown & Ogdensburg Railroad and Connecting Lines ... Bird's-Eye View of the Tourists' Ideal Route from Niagara to the Sea," measures 19x56.5 cm (7 1/2 x 22 1/4 inches). It shows the coast northeast from Boston to Mount Desert Island, north to the St. Lawrence River, and west to Niagara Falls. In New York State, a significant portion of the trackage north of the New York Central main line was once part of the Rome Watertown & Ogdensburg Railroad. At one point the RW&O, chartered in 1832 to connect northern New York with the Erie Canal, had 643 route miles. In 1891 the RW&O was leased to the New York Central railroad. The division headquarters was established in Watertown and the RW&O name was incorporated in timetables. New York Central advertising and high quality service, including sleeping cars, established the Thousand Islands region as a premier tourist destination. Not in Cole, Historical Materials Relating to Northern New York: A Union Catalogue (1976). Not in Plum. Short splits at some of the fold intersections; very good. No copies reported by OCLC. Rare. (#167070).
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