locked Re: Information about Southern City Yard Memphis TN in 1960s

Alexander Smart

Hi Gary

Thanks for your reply with helpful suggestions.
I checked out the TN valuation maps on the link, and they are very useful, lots to study.

I will now have a look at the aerial photos.

Thanks again.

Oban, Scotland, UK

On 21 May 2022, at 14:12, Gary Bechdol <garyeb1947@...> wrote:

Hi, Sandy.

The Tennessee Comptroller's Office has valuation maps of all railroads in Tennessee available for free download at:

You will want to search Shelby County and Norfolk Southern Railway.

Aerial photos and topo maps are available for free viewing only at:

Gary E. Bechdol, PE
Stone Mountain, GA
Life Member:  SHRA, AREMA

On Sat, May 21, 2022 at 8:55 AM John Stewart <bhamrails@...> wrote:
Hello Sandy and all

Some suggestions:

Try accessing Sanborn maps through the Library of Congress website

Search:  loc sanborn maps Memphis

Try contacting the Memphis Rail and Trolley Museum, Mike Fleming, President and ask for sources; he’s a model railroader and knows a lot of folks in town

Since you’re seeking 1960s info I’d suggest going to the Memphis and Shelby County Division of Planning and Development.  For example they have online mapping and likely have older mapping as well


Historic Shelby County online historic aerial photos

Hope these ideas are helpful

John Stewart
Birmingham AL

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