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Map of Bus and Train Lines, 1936

 By the engineer Hochstim, published by Friedlander

Map of Bus and Train Lines, 1936​The map depicts the regular bus lines in operation in Eretz Israel in 1936. For example, charted here is the route originating in Hebron, which continued to Kfar Etzion, Bethlehem, Jerusalem, Neve Ya’akov, Atarot, Ramallah, Bir Zeit, Nablus, and Jenin, and terminated in Afula; and the route originating in Shefaram, passing through Acre and terminating in the city of Tyre. Inclement weather sometimes affected the transportation, disrupting the routine bus operations. Therefore, many of the commuter lines were marked as “lines not offering service on rainy days.”

The map also depicts the route of “Rakevet Ha-Emek ,” the railway that went through the Jezreel Valley.  Among the stations on this route appearing on the map are Kfar Baruch, Afula, Ein Charod, Tel Yosef, Beit Ha-Shita (Shatta) and Gesher.

An interesting symbol appearing on the map is the small triangle used to denote Arab localities.