Our June 2024 update to the Abandoned Railroad Map

We have recently updated our map image of abandoned railroad lines across North America. As there is no singular source of abandoned railroad corridors across the United States, let alone other countries, this project, now over 8 years in the making, is a way of creating an interactive, crowd-sourced repository for where abandoned railroad corridors exist, and we are incredibly proud that this map and data have been useful to numerous individuals and organizations, who are looking at ways of reusing these rights of way, creating trails, and re-linking urban and rural communities through alternative modes of transportation. There is an incredible opportunity within this data to rebuild strong, vibrant communities after the mistakes, intentional or otherwise, of transportation policy in the mid-late 20th century.

You can view information on each single line on the interactive version of our map here:

Though we've rebranded to Forgotten Lands, Places and Transit, rest assured this data will continue to be available, and many thanks to our volunteers who have added numerous lines both in the US and abroad in the last year!

Thank you as always!


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