New Railroad Mileage, 1850-1860 (by region)




State1850185118521853 18541855185618571858185918601861
(Total mi.)(miles added)(Total mi.)
New England2507305 172180972279722173783669
Mid Atlantic27247695542174542643512421843161476222
South Atlantic17173786993273051884354203173952735454
Gulf States28705063356993322461892833512256
Interior South78128731791131371012632721543041802
Interior North 127685992112294019302024127068683168711114
Pacific000008140005274
(Totals)
Total North6507193316471626952142124721534887118484221005
Total South20825068225697744248689297788329289512
Total U.S.8589243924692195172618533354246316652016182230591

New England = Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut
Mid Atlantic = New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland
South Atlantic = Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida
Gulf = Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas
Interior South = Arkansas, Tennessee, Kentucky
Interior North = Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Kansas
Pacific = California, Oregon

Source: Tribune Almanac, 1863, p. 29.


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