Have you ever seen a path off into the distance and wondered, “was that a train line?” We have. We also got tired of maps with no detail in them. Google offers one up for the CTA (Chciago “El”) and it hardly has any useful data in in it:[map id=”map2″ z=”5″ w=”600″ h=”300″ kml=”http://gmaps-samples.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/ggeoxml/cta.kml”]
I wanted something with a bit more data, so I started making them myself. Here is a work in progress for the Chicago Great Western (CGW)[map id=”map1″ z=”5″ w=”600″ h=”300″ kml=”http://shadowsoftrains.org/kml/cgw/CGW06.kml”]
That’s it.. a simple idea. We wonder about trains. We map them. We share them. Have maps you want to share? Let us know!