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Lykins Valley Rail Road and Coal Company

$55.00

SKU: 7560
Product Details

Nicely engraved antique stock certificate from Lykins Valley Rail Road and Coal Company dating back to the 1860's. This document, which is signed by the company President and Treasurer, was printed by John C. Clark of Philadelphia, and measures approximately 9 3/4" (w) by 7 1/4" (h).

 

This certificate's vignette features the Pennsylvania State Seal.

You will receive the exact certificate pictured.

    Historical Context

    The Lykens Valley Railroad and Coal Company was incorporated in Pennsylvania in 1830 with Thomas P. Cope was the first president.

    The line ran from Millersburg to Williamstown and was the fourth in the United States - and the first in Dauphin County - to carry anthracite coal. By 1845 the line had to be regraded and relaid.

    In 1866, operation of the line was assigned to the Summit Branch Railroad Company and later would be known as the Summit Branch of the Northern Central Railroad - a Pennsylvania Railroad subsidiary.

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