Buffalo, Bradford and Pittsburgh Rail Road

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    The Buffalo, Bradford and Pittsburgh Railroad was formed on February 26, 1859, by the merger of the Buffalo and Pittsburgh Railroad and the Buffalo and Bradford Railroad. The Buffalo, Bradford and Pittsburgh Railroad was leased to the Erie Railroad on January 6, 1866, for period of 499 years. It was most commonly known as the Bradford Branch of the Erie.

    The railroad operated about 30 miles of track in New York and Pennsylvania. The main line ran 26 miles from Carrollton, NY to Gilesville, PA. The Bradford Branch ran from Bradford to Nusbaum, PA, a distance of about 5 miles.

    The Buffalo, Bradford and Pittsburgh Rail Road was one of the many that was manipulated by the venerable threesome of Daniel Drew (known as Uncle Daniel, and a former drover of cattle), Jim Fisk (roly-poly son of a Vermont peddler, and stock broker on Wall Street), and Jay Gould (whom the New York Times called a “pirate and a scourge”).

    Together they engineered a tremendous swindle on the Erie Railroad, when they unloaded the Buffalo, Bradford and Pittsburgh for the purchase price of $2,000,000 in Erie convertible bonds; which was 8 times the true value of the road!
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    Buffalo, Bradford and Pittsburgh Rail Road Company Stock Certificate
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