Railroad Right of way size.

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Need some help on Railroad ROW size. I'm researching a property near South Fork Colorado which has a D&RGW RR ROW listed. The Federal document is C 093991 dated 5-12-1885. Another document C 42126 Dated 1-8-1988 indicates an exclusion. A BLM map has 100' beside the document number. I presume this means the width of the ROW however don't know whether it means 50' on either side or 100' on either side.
I would like to obtain a copy of the original document but not sure where to get it although I have sent an email to the BLM map section for help.
Can any one enlighten me and/or a source for the documents.
Also any help on the nature of RR ROW and how they differ from normal ROW's would be helpful.


I have read that the Colorado Railroad Museum has the D&RGW valuation maps, which would show the right of way.

They have a research service, in case you can't visit.


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In the future you might try the local tax assessor's office. Tax agencies almost always have maps that show the various parcels of land in their jurisdiction. Most of the time they are drawn to scale, so even if measurements aren't provided they can be taken off the drawings.

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