Hello everyone,

This week/month’s release is a good example is what my development schedule for TRM is becoming. Most large changes/features are already implemented, and so these updates tend to be lots of little quality-of-life changes. That doesn’t mean they aren’t exciting though, so here are some of the new features in TRM v1.3!

Previously, some users found it hard to actually find the train routes they were traveling on. Now, you can see Amtrak’s routes only, with the press of a button! We also added more station information (like a link to the transitdocs page for the station.)

Hello Everyone!

Over the past few days, there has been Overwhelming support for our Map, and we couldn’t have done it without you. I started this project three years ago as a hobby, and I’m happy to see so many people getting use out of it!

Today, we’re happy to announce version 1.1 of the US Rail Map! This update includes a new website, more controls, layer selection, and so much more!

New Web Interface!
Previously, users would have to access the Rail Map through map.eliothertenstein.com, which redirected to a google site, which redirected to a Mapbox Preview. This process was…

Over these past few months, I’ve been working to move the Us Rail Map from Manual Data (Satellites) over to a more reliable source (FRA and OpenRailwayMap). Well, I’ve finally figured out a way to import this data into MapBox, and so I present, US Rail Map 1.0!

Some of the biggest changes to this release come in the design. We’ve moved from MapHub.net (A smaller online GIS made for non-power users) to MapBox.com, a larger map creator with a better API, and support for larger datasets. What this has allowed us to do is directly import railroad data from…

It’s been a while :)

I’ve been pretty busy the past few months, but the rail map has slowly continued to fill up :)

This past week, I’ve worked on adding G&W’s 120 Railroads to the map. Although most railroads have data publicly available through Wikipedia or HIFLD open data, there was not any KML data available for G&W. The only map source I had was an embedded google map on their website.

G&W’s Map

My first plan of action was trying to find a way to get the KML source for the embed. I tried looking through the Inspect code for…

Hello Everyone!

I’m so grateful for the support from so many people regarding the Map. In the past 3 days, the site has had over 400 unique visitors! I just want to say thank you from the bottom of my heart for the support, whether that’s on YouTube, Pateron, or just over Email.

Even though the map is public, it’s far from done. I plan to continue to work on the map until every railroad in the United States is completley done, and I’ll be posting updates on what I’ve finished here! So If you want to follow along, you can click follow, on the side of this page.

← Over there somewhere

It’s free, and just helps you stay informed about the Map!

Again, thanks for the love, and I’m looking forward to creating with all of you!


Eliot Hertenstein

Creator of the United States Rail Map (map.eliothertenstein.com)

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