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East Harrisburg Passenger Railway Co.

$35.00

SKU: 5519
Product Details

Beautifully engraved antique stock certificate from the East Harrisburg Passenger Railway Co. dating back to the 1890's. This document, which is signed by the company President and Treasurer, measures approximately 11 1/2" (w) by 8 1/2" (h). 

 

The vignette features an electric trolley car.

You will receive the exact certificate pictured.

    Historical Context

    The East Harrisburg Passenger Railway Co. was chartered on July 28, 1886 to provide service in the Allison Hill section of Harrisburg. The company's first test run would occur in 1888.

    In 1891, the company merged with the Harriburg City Passenger Railway Company. Four years later, the company became the Harrisburg Traction Company.

    In 1912, the company became part of the newly formed Harrisburg Railways Company.