Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati and Indianapolis Railway Company
Beautifully engraved antique stock certificate from the Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati and Indianapolis Railway Company dating back to the 1880's. This document, which has been signed by the company President, was printed by the American Bank Note Company, and measures approximately 11 1/4" (w) by 7" (h).
This piece features a pair of vignettes - a triple scene at the top which includes the Ohio State Seal and a pair of wharf scenes; and a train approaching a station at the bottom.
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Meanwhile, the Springfield, Mt. Vernon and Pittsburg Railroad had fallen into receivership. On January 1, 1861, the portion of the road between Delaware and Springfield was sold to the CC&C, and operated as its Delaware Branch.
On May 16, 1868, the CC&C was merged with the Bellefontaine Railway to form the Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati and Indianapolis Railway. At that time the railroad still hadn't reached Cincinnati, and it was up to the CCC&I to finish the job.
By 1872, the CCC&I made agreements to operate the Cincinnati and Springfield Railroad between Cincinnati and Dayton and the Cincinnati, Sandusky and Cleveland Railroad between Dayton and Springfield, finally providing a through route from Cleveland to Columbus to Cincinnati. In 1889, the CCC&I merged with lines in Indiana and Illinois to form the Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Louis Railroad, known as the Big Four Route.
It eventually became a part of the New York Central Railroad.