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Idaho & Washington Northern Railroad


SKU: 8349
Product Details

Beautifully engraved antique stock certificate from the Idaho & Washington Northern Railroad dating back to the early 1900's. This document, which has been signed by the company President and Secretary, was printed by Goes and measures approximately 11" (w) by 8 1/4" (h).

The vignette features the Liberty allegory with a shield, flag and eagle.


You will receive the exact certificate pictured.

Historical Context

The Idaho & Washington Northern was created in 1907 by Frederick Blackwell, to reach timberland.

Construction started in early 1907 and the line from McGuire's, Idaho to Newport was completed in late 1907. The line from Newport to Metaline Falls was completed in 1911.

The railroad was short lived as it quickly began losing money due to the recession. In 1916 Blackwell relinquished control of the railroad to the Milwaukee Road as they agreed to take all debts owed by the I&WN.

The line became the MILWs Metaline Falls Branch after it was acquired.

Some of the communities served by the line included Rathdrum, Spirit Lake, Coleman, Blanchard, Dalkenna, Usk and Ione.