Beautifully engraved antique stock certificate from the Ohio and Indiana Railroad Company dating back to the 1850's. This document, which is signed by the company President and Treasurer, was printed by Rawdon, Wright, Hatch & Edson and measures approximately 9 1/4" (w) by 5 1/4" (h).
This certificate features a pair of vignettes - a detailed train scene at the top and barrels at a wharf at the bottom.
You will receive the exact certificate pictured.
In 1851 the charter for the Ohio & Indiana Railroad Co was granted for a road beginning at Crestline through Bucyrus and Upper Sandusky then west to Ft Wayne, Indiana which was completed by November 1, 1854. The last section to Chicago was completed in November 1856 by connecting to a portion of the Cincinnati, Peru & Chicago Railroad.
In August these three corporations then consolidated under the title of Pittsburgh, Ft Wayne & Chicago Railroad.