Beautifully engraved antique stock certificate from the Jefferson Rail Road Company dating back to the 1870's. This document, which is signed by the company President and Secretary, was printed by Thomas J. Ham of Honesdale, Pennsylvania, and measures approximately 11 1/2" (w) by 7 1/4" (h).
This piece has three vignettes - a steaming train, a second smaller train, and an eagle.
You will receive the exact certificate pictured.
The Jefferson Rail Road Company was incorporated April 28, 1851, by special act of the Legislature of Pennsylvania to construct and operate a line of railroad from a point in Pike County to a point on the New York State line in Susquehanna County, and to construct branch lines. The date of its organization was March 4, 1864.
The line extended from Lanesboro to West Carbondale, with detached branch lines projecting from Mayfield to Edgerton Colliery and from West Hawley to East Honesdale, aggregating 45.015 miles of road, with 35.324 miles of second main track.