Brochure with maps advertising the work "commenced on October 6th 1892, being rapidly pushed in both directions" for an all electric railroad line running from Chicago to St. Louis.
With one side unfolding to include 12 panels of text describing the electric line, including
information on the patents applied for by the inventor Dr. Wellington Adams, a diagram of the high speed coach, diagrams of a standard wagon road crossing and a standard railroad crossing, the comparative cost of operation, work already accomplished, the terminals and the country traversed. Concludes with a section titled "The Demand for More Rapid Transportation" and a projection of future revenue. The verso with three large maps: "Map Showing Location of the Merchants' Bridge and Elevated Terminal Track at St. Louis"; Map Showing Eastern and Western Lines of High Speed Traffic and their relation to the Chicago and St. Louis Electric Railroad"; and a US map showing the proposed line in relation to existing US railroads. Also includes 2 engraved views, one showing the grand railroad terminal building in Chicago, and the second a view of the Merchants' Bridge, over which the proposed electric railroad will cross the Mississippi River.
A few cracks at folds. Printed in black, with engravings in blue. Folded, measures approximately 4 x 8 1/2", unfolds to 17 x 27 1/2" Very good condition. Item #18349