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26 Nov 2023
- UK Railways: Modern railway layer refreshed. This is a cut of the latest OpenStreetMap data and should include railways and preserved lines.
4 Nov 2023
- UK Railways: Workington, Harrington, Rowrah redrawn. Plus Tiverton redrawn.
- UK Railways: Very Light Rail National Innovation Centre (Dudley), and Black Country Living Museum added.
29 Oct 2023
- UK Railways: Whitehaven, Lowca, Cleator redrawn with more detail added.
14 Oct 2023
- UK Railways: Bankside Miniature Rly and Moseley Tramway added.
7 Oct 2023
- UK Railways: HS2 updated following latest cancelled phases. Harrogate, Pateley Bridge, North Walsham redrawn.
29 Aug 2023
- US Railroads: Texas completed, with addition of Beaumont, Port Arthur, Sabine Pass, Orange, Mauriceville, Port Bolivar, Sour Lake and Dayton.
19 Aug 2023
- US Railroads: More East Texas, covering Silsbee, Buna, Kirbyville, Jasper, Bronson & Wiergate.
- UK Railways: Newbury Racecourse WW2 marshalling yard added. Glamorganshire Canal Rly (Cardiff) gets its own colour and legend entry.
13 Aug 2023
- US Railroads: More East Texas, covering Huntsville, Trinity, Lufkin, Livingston & Nacogdoches.
6 Aug 2023
- Airfields: More detail for Funtington, Selsey & Appledram Auxilliary Landing Grounds.
- UK Railways: Luton DART added. More detail for the Walton Summit Plateway. Dungeness fish tramways added, Norman Hey reservoir tramway added, and placeholder added for the Far Sawrey Rly.
- US Railroads: Corrections to Arkansas railroad companies around Texarkana.
29 July 2023
- Airfields: Leavesden (Watford) added.
- Trolleybus: Corrections to Bournemouth, London, York and Rotherham.
- Privacy page updated.
20 July 2023
- US Railroads: TX - Houston, Galveston, Bay City, Freeport, Baytown, Richmond and Eagle Lake added.
26 June 2023
- Airfields: Military Airfields map launched, showing airfields and associated infrastructure from the Royal Flying Corps to present day.
23 June 2023
- UK Railways: Milwr Tunnel underground railway added (approximation of the route). Also redrawn Mostyn, Flint and Shotton Works.
10 June 2023
- Canals: Aberdeenshire Canel added.
- UK Railways: Stations added to the Groudle Glen Rly (Isle of Man).
27 May 2023
- UK Railways: Risley Royal Ordnance Factory redrawn. Also Edinburgh trams updated.
16 Apr 2023
- Canals: Hereford & Gloucester canal updated, plus some minor tweaks to the Lichfield Canal.
- UK Railways: Drigg Royal Ordnance Factory added. Also more detailed routes for the National Grid monorail tunnels under London.
31 Mar 2023
- UK Railways: Kitty's drift added (west-end of Newcastle, shown on Industry layer) - possibly the world's first underground railway. Also old stations at Gateshead Greenesfield, Gateshead Oakwellgate, Consett (1st), Broomhope Platform, Ray House and Coxbank Halt added.
2 Mar 2023
- UK Railways: Exeter redrawn, including corrections to the tram routes.
4 Feb 2023
- Canals: Lancaster Canal updated and features added.
29 Dec 2022
- UK Railways: Castleton Light Rly, North Weald & District Miniature Rly, Evergreens Miniature Rly added.
20 Dec 2022
- US Railroads: More northeast Texas added, including Navasota, College Station, Jewett, Hearne, Palestine, Tyler, Jaksonville, Henderson, Marshall, Longview, Timpson and Rust.
- UK Railways: Updates to the Lancashire tramways, plus lots of minor additions and corrections.
1 Dec 2022
- US Railroads: Alaska and Yukon added to the map, plus part of British Columbia. Includes the Alaska RR, White Pass & Yukon, Copper River & Northwestern, Wild Goose RR, Council City & Solomon River, Tanana Valley RR, Klondike Mines Rly and many more.
26 Nov 2022
- UK Trolleybus: York added, and updates for Wolverhampton, Newcastle, and Nottingham & Derby.
- US Railroads: Shadowbrook Funicular, Santa Cruz added.
15 Nov 2022
- UK Canals: Leeds & Liverpool updated with new features.
11 Nov 2022
- Trolleybus: Stockport added and changes made to London, Cardiff, Derby, Newcastle and Dundee.
4 Nov 2022
- US Railroads: Los Angeles updated with corrections, more industry spurs, lots more Pacific Electric streetcar lines, and the new Metro K Line added.
22 Oct 2022
- UK Trolleybus map launched. Displaying historic trolleybus maps across the UK, incuding depot locations. Map provided courtesy of Thomas Walker-Werth.
6 Sep 2022
- US Railroads: TX Paris, Texarkana, Mt Pleasant, Pittsburg, Lone Star, Linden added.
28 Aug 2022
- US Railroads: Waco, TX added.
- UK Railway: Tilbury docks redrawn.
1 Aug 2022
- UK Canals: Features added for the Aire & Calder Canal.
1 July 2022
- NLS historic map removed from UK maps, as NLS are now charging for this service. If you click Links, then NLS you can still view your current location on the NLS website.
16 June 2022
- US Railroads: TX Fort Worth, Dallas, Sherman, Denison, Plano, Greenville, Corsicana, Hillsboro added.
8 June 2022
- UK Railway: HS2 updated, Crossrail updated, Powfoot nitro-cellulose factory added.
27 May 2022
- US Railroads: TX Wichita Falls, Henrietta, Jacksboro, Mineral Wells, Hamilton, Gatesville, McGregor added to the map.
21 May 2022
- US Railroads: TX Austin, Georgetown, Temple, Burnet, Llano, Lampasas, Lometa, Brady, Menard, Brownwood, Coleman, Paint Rock, Ballinger, Tuscola, Abilene, Anson, Stamford, Munday added to the map.
8 May 2022
- US Railroads: San Antonio, TX added to the map, plus branches to Kerrville and Fredericksburg.
4 May 2022
- US Railroads: Southern Texas added to the map, from Corpus Christi to Brownsville and into Mexico.
19 Apr 2022
- US Railroads: Western Texas added to the map, from the Texas Panhandle down to the Rio Grande, plus the Oklahoma Panhandle and connections into Mexico. Includes the Galveston, Harrisburg & San Antonio Rly; Kansas City, Mexico & Orient Rly; Texas & Pacific Rly; Fort Worth & Denver City Rly; Chicago, Rock Island & Gulf; Pecos & Northern Texas Rly; Beaver, Meade & Englewood RR; Panhandle & Santa Fe; Wichita Valley RR; Pecos Valley Southern Rly; and many more.
16 Apr 2022
- US Railroads: Southern New Mexico added to the map, including the Southern Pacific Transcontinental at Deming, the Chino Copper Co and railroads around Silver City, the logging lines at Cloudcroft, the potash branches around Carlsbad, and much more.
30 Mar 2022
- US Railroads: Northern New Mexico added to the map, including the Santa Fe Transcontinental through Raton, Albuquerque and Gallop, the coal branches around Raton, logging in the Zuni Mountains, narrow gauge around Santa Fe, and much more.
27 Mar 2022
- UK Canals: Features added for the Rochdale Canal.
5 Mar 2022
- UK Railway: Penicuik and Roslin redrawn.
28 Feb 2022
- UK Canals: Features added for the Trent & Mersey Canal.
20 Feb 2022
- UK Railway: Bolton, Rochdale and Skipton redrawn.
23 Jan 2022
- UK Canals: Shropshire Union Canal network updated, including the tub boat canals.
- UK Railways: Portishead, Clevedon, Stratford, Tottenham redrawn.
15 Jan 2022
- UK Railways: Newport, Chepstow redrawn, including the Alexandra Dock Rly.
8 Jan 2022
- UK Railways: Central Birmingham, Bromsgrove, Redditch, Stratford upon Avon redrawn.
5 Jan 2022
- UK Railways: Taffs Well, Caerphilly redrawn.
30 Dec 2021
- Canals: Features added for the Worcester & Birmingham Canal, and Stratford Canal.
- UK Railways: Motherwell, Airdrie, Coatbridge, Mossend, Carluke, Shotts, Lanark redrawn.
8 Dec 2021
- Canals: Features added for the Sheffield & South Yorkshire Navigation, and the River Foss. Current unnavigable rivers now coloured purple.
20 Nov 2021
- UK Railways: Cancelled sections of HS2 now shown in a different colour.
8 Nov 2021
- UK Railways: Glasgow south of the Clyde redrawn and detailed, from Wemyss Bay to Greenock, Port Glasgow, Johnstone, Paisley, Renfrew, Barrhead, Govan, Rutherglen, Cambuslang, East Kilbride and Hamilton.
30 Oct 2021
- UK Railways: Perth, Montrose, Arbroath, Forfar, Brechin, St Andrews, Leicester, Loughborough, Louth, Gainsborough, Cambridge, Ely, Huntingdon, Bedford, Bletchley redrawn.
24 Oct 2021
- UK Railways: More Fife coalfields redrawn, covering Kirkcaldy, Wemyss, Methil, Leven, Thornton, Burntisland, Kinghorn, Glenrothes, Ladybank and Kinross.
16 Oct 2021
- UK Railways: Inverness redrawn, plus Dagenham and docks get more detail.
30 Sep 2021
- UK Railways: Lots more Irish peat railways added and detailed.
30 Aug 2021
- US Map: Eastern Oregon detailed, including branches to Joseph, Maxville, Cove, Pondosa and Homestead. Sumpter Valley Rly redrawn and Mt Emily Lumber Co. added.
22 Aug 2021
- UK Railways: Dunfermline, Cowdenbeath, Rosyth, Inverkeithing, Lochgelly, Kelty, Cardenden redrawn.
3 Aug 2021
- UK Railways: NE Colliery railways given own legend entries (on Industry layer); Lambton Rly, Hetton Rly, Rainton & Seaham, South Hetton, Beamish Wagonway, Bowes Rly (Pontop & Jarrow), Ouston & Pelaw Wagonway, Ashington Coal Company.
- US Map: CA Minor changes to San Mateo County.
27 July 2021
- US Map: Streetcars added for Tacoma WA, Vancouver WA and Bakersfield CA.
- UK Railways: Sunderland trams corrections and additions.
26 June 2021
- UK Railways: Halifax and Dewsbury redrawn, including the Low Moor Tramways.
2 June 2021
- US Map: Northern Arizona redrawn from Kingman to Flagstaff, Williams and Holbrook. Logging around Flagstaff and McNary added, plus detail of mining at Jerome. Also Morenci and Clifton detailed.
17 April 2021
- UK Map: Manchester centre redrawn with lots more detail for local industry and yards.
2 April 2021
- UK Map: Peterborough and various brick works redrawn.
21 March 2021
- UK Map: Salisbury and part of Wiltshire redrawn.
20 Feb 2021
- UK Map: West Lothian redrawn, covering the various shale, coal and ironstone mines that were rail-served. Includes Broxburn, Livingston, Bathgate, Fauldhouse and Armadale.
13 Feb 2021
- UK Map: Liverpool and Birkenhead redrawn. The Mersey Docks & Harbour Board tracks are now shown on the 'Industry' layer in light-green. Lots of new detail for the docks, various goods stations and industries.
24 Jan 2021
- UK Map: Peak Forest, Preston, Leyland, Chorley, Bristol redrawn.
17 Jan 2021
- Canals: Features added to the Manchester, Bolton & Bury Canal.
- UK Map: Mansfield, Ollerton, Sutton in Ashfield, Kirkby in Ashfield redrawn.
16 Jan 2021
- UK Map: Chesterfield, Clay Cross, Staveley, Clowne, Shirebrook, Warsop redrawn.
24 Dec 2020
- US Map: OR Marion county redrawn, including Salem.
14 Dec 2020
- UK Map: Scunthorpe & Frodingham area redrawn and detailed.
- US Map: OR More Portland streetcars added.
24 Nov 2020
- UK Map: Worcester redrawn.
- US Map: CA Peninsular Rly (San Jose) added.
26 Sept 2020
- US Map: OR Various logging lines in the coastal range west of Portland added.
17 Sept 2020
- Canals: Features added to the Macclesfield Canal.
16 Sept 2020
- UK Map: Brighton, Hove, Three Bridges, Horley redrawn. Cardiff and the docks redrawn.
6 Sept 2020
- UK Map: Lots of areas of Kent redrawn, including Ashford, Dover, Rochester, Strood, Sittingbourne (including Bowaters Paper Rly), Margate, Ramsgate, Maidstone, Chatham (including the dockyards). Plus details for Longmoor Military Rly, Chichester and Eastleigh.
22 Aug 2020
- US Map: AZ Yuma county redrawn, including addition of the original Yuma swing bridge and the Potholes branch. Also tidied up Imperial County, CA, and redrawn the Eagle Mountain RR.
2 Aug 2020
- US Map: CA Humboldt, Del Norte and Sonoma counties redrawn, with lots of new additions, including Smith River & Northern, Del Norte Southern, California Midland, Pacific Lumber Co., Humboldt Northern, Hammond Lumber Co., Mattole Lumber Co., Bear Harbour & Eel River, and the Richardson RR.
- US Map: HA The new Honolulu Rail Transit added.
18 July 2020
- Canals: Features added to Bridgewater Canal, Coventry Canal, Cromford Canal, Derby Canal, Erewash Canal, Nottingham Canal and Nutbrooke Canal.
- US Map: CA Mendocino County redrawn, with lots of new logging lines including Northwestern Pacific RR, Albion Lumber Co, Mendocino Lumber Co, Casper Lumber Co, Union Lumber Co and the Ten Mile River RR.
10 July 2020
- UK Map: Barnsley redrawn.
- US Map: AZ Pima (Tucson), Pinal and Gila counties detailed, and adding the Twin Buttes RR, Arizona Southern RR, San Manuel Arizona RR, Mineral Creek RR and the Tucson Street Rly.
4 July 2020
- All maps now have geolocation added as an experimental feature. Click on Tools, Show Position to display your current position on the map, and click on Keep Centred to centre the map on your position. To use this feature you need your device's location switched on, and your browser/device will probably ask for your permission to allow the RailMapOnline webpage to access the information. The maps and geolocation may be innacurate, so don't trust this feature for navigating. I'm interested in any problems with this feature, so if you have trouble then please let me know including which device and browser you're using.
27 June 2020
- US Map: OR Benton and Linn Counties redrawn, covering Corvallis, Albany and Lebanon.
21 June 2020
- US Map: AZ Maricopa County redrawn, including the addition of the Phoenix Street Rly.
- Canals: Caldon and Uttoxeter canals have been updated.
15 June 2020
- US Map: OR Lane county redrawn, including Eugene, Springfield and Pengra Pass.
7 June 2020
- US Map: OR Josephine, Jackson, Douglas & Coos counties redrawn.
- Canals: Features added for the Wisbech canal, Witham Navigable drains, Ashby canal, & the Ashton canal.
26 May 2020
- UK Map: Modern railway layer updated, with latest OpenStreetMap data.
23 May 2020
- US Map: OR Counties along the Columbia River redrawn, covering Hood River, Wasco, Sherman, Gilliam, Morrow and Umatilla.
- UK Map: Richmond Light Rly (thanks Dave), Cotswolds Heritage Ltd Rly, Waddington Fire Training Facility (thanks Matt) added.
21 May 2020
- Canals: Features added for the Grantham canal with proposed alternative route to the River Trent, the Caister canal, the Foss Dyke, the Louth navigation and the South Forty Fooot Drain (Black Sluice Navigation).
16 May 2020
- UK Map: Craig-yr-Hafod tramway added, near Abergavenny (thanks Alan). Summerfields’ Miniature Railway (Bedford MES) added (thanks John). Mill Hill (Blackburn) horse drawn tramway added (thanks Fred).
9 May 2020
- You can now buy me a coffee at Ko-fi and help support the website.
- UK Map: Remainder of County Durham is redrawn, covering Durham, Chester-le-Street and Hetton.
3 May 2020
- Canals: Features added to the Leominster Canal and Horncastle Canal.
2 May 2020
- UK Map: A large part of County Durham is redrawn, including Bishop Auckland, Ferryhill, Seaham, Castle Eden, Trimdon, Spennymoor and Willington.
18 Apr 2020
- UK Map: Huddersfield & Mirfield redrawn. Also West Auckland to Butterknowle redrawn, including addition of the Bishop Auckland Miniature Rly.
13 Apr 2020
- Canals: Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal features added.
4 Apr 2020
- Canals: Birmingham Canal Navigations (BCN) features added. Plus a big update that sees all abandoned canals now shown in green.
- UK Map: Gretna Township added, plus the Sheppey Model Engineering Society, and a number of minor additions.
28 Mar 2020
- US Map: CA Mariposa, Tuolumne, Calaveras counties redrawn. Includes Pickering, West Side, Madera Sugar Pine and Yosemite Lumber companies, plus the Hetch Hetchy RR and Yosemite Short Line.
21 Mar 2020
- US Map: Oregon's Klamath, Deschutes, Jefferson, Lake, Crook counties redrawn. Many more logging railroads, plus Klamath Falls, Bend, Prineville and Madras.
- UK Map: Halifax Zoo miniature rly added.
15 Mar 2020
- US Map: Shasta, Siskiyou, Modoc counties redrawn, completing north-east California. Includes addition of the Long Bell Lumber RR and Pacific Gas & Electric Co, plus more detail for the McCloud River RR and Klamath Lake RR.
29 Feb 2020
- UK Map: Consett and upper Weardale redrawn.
15 Feb 2020
- US Map: CA. Redding & Red Bluff detailed, plus Sierra & Nevada counties tidied.
- Canals: Manchester & Salford Junction added.
26 Jan 2020
- Canals: Thorne and Hatfield Moors canals added to the map.
5 Jan 2020
- US Map: CA. Plumas and Lassen counties redrawn with lots of logging railroads, plus more added to Butte county. Includes the Red River, Clover Valley, Feather River, Nibbley Stoddard, Sloat, Massack, Lassen, and Sierra Lumber companies, plus Piute Canyon RR, California Fruit Exchange, Fruit Growers Supply Co, Great Western Power Co, Feather River Power Co, Diamond Match Co. and Butte & Plumas Rly.
21 Dec 2019
- US Map: NV. Remaining counties detailed in east, completing the Nevada map. Covering Ely, Eureka, Wells, Elko, Pioche, Caliente.
13 Dec 2019
- US Map: UT. Remaining counties detailed in south and east, completing the Utah map. Includes Iron, Beaver, Millard, Juab, San Pete, Sevier, Piute counties.
- US Map: NM. Rio Arriba, Taos, San Juan counties detailed, covering Chama and the line south to Santa Fe, plus various logging lines.
6 Dec 2019
- US Map: CO Duranga, Silverton, Alamosa plus branch to Farmington added, completing the Colorado map.
16 Nov 2019
- US Map: CO Pueblo, Trinidad, Las Animas added, including the Royal Gorge, Raton Pass, La Veta Pass.
9 Nov 2019
- US Map: CO Colorado Springs, Cripple Creek and north west counties added up to the Kansas border.
2 Nov 2019
- US Map: CO Denver, Boulder, Fort Collins, Greeley areas added to the map.
- UK Map: Wotton Light Rly, Southend Gas Works added.
28 Sept 2019
- US Map: North East Colorado added, from Grand Junction to Leadville and Salida, including the Tennessee Pass, Moffat Pass, Marshall Pass, Alpine Tunnel, Dallas Divide and lots of branches and narrow gauge lines.
7 Sept 2019
- US Map: UT Carbon, Emery, Grand counties detailed.
26 Aug 2019
- UK Map: Welwyn Light Rly added, plus Stobs POW camp and Catterick Camp detail.
27 June 2019
- US Map: MT Northern Montana added, following the Great Northern.
21 June 2019
- US Map: HI Most of Hawaii is redrawn with lots more detail for the plantation lines. Thanks to Richard for the detailed map of Kauai and links to some useful historic maps.
14 June 2019
- US Map: MT Southern Montana added, following the Northern Pacific and Milwaukee Road across the Rockies.
- US Map: CA Greenhorn RR added.
31 May 2019
- US Map: Northern Wyoming counties added, following the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy.
- US Map: El Dorado county, CA detailed.
26 May 2019
- US Map: Southern Wyoming added, from Utah border to Cheyenne
19 May 2019
- US Map: Salt Lake, Utah, Tooele counties, UT detailed
10 May 2019
- US Map: Celebrating 150years since the Golden Spike, UT Box Elder (Promontory Summit), Weber (Ogden), Cache (Logan) and Morgan counties detailed.
4 May 2019
- UK Map: Much of North, South & West London redrawn.
9 Apr 2019
- UK Map: Leeds redrawn.
23 Feb 2019
- US Map: NV northwest counties detailed.
4 Jan 2019
- UK Map: Wakefield redrawn.