Beautifully engraved antique stock certificate from the Pittsburgh, Wheeling and Kentucky Railroad Company dating back to the early 1900's. This document, which was printed by the Republic Bank Note Company, is signed by the company President and Secretary, and measures approximately 11 1/2" (w) by 8" (h).
The vignette features a train steaming down the tracks.
You will receive the exact certificate pictured.
The company also had a significant role in the development of the Benwood Nail Works as one of the area’s premier iron works. The site of the Benwood mill was chosen with reference to facilities of transportation, and the selection proved a wise one. It originally adjoined the Baltimore & Ohio road and river. The completion of the Central Ohio road, and the construction of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad bridge over the Ohio river, and later the extension of the Pittsburgh, Wheeling & Kentucky Railroad to that point, and the building of the Ohio River Railroad made the position of the Benwood mill one of the most commanding in the Ohio Valley.