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Rumford Falls and Rangeley Lakes Railroad Company


SKU: 7169
Product Details


Intricately engraved antique stock certificate from the Rumford Falls and Rangeley Lakes Railroad Company dating back to the early 1900's. This document was printed by the American Bank Note Company and measures approximately 10 3/4" (w) by 7" (h).


Very detailed vignette features a train leaving a city station.


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    Historical Context

    The Rumford Falls and Rangeley Lakes was incorporated on August 20, 1894, under the general laws of the State of Maine. Its principal office was located in Portland. On April 4, 1907, the Rumford Falls and Rangeley Lakes leased its property to the Portland and Rumford Falls Railroad.

    Shortly after its incorporation, the Rumford Falls and Rangeley Lakes began construction of a railroad between Rumford and Houghton, and at later dates extended its line from Houghton to Bemis, and then to a point north of Oquossoc, all the work being done by independent contractors. On January 4, 1912, it sold that part of its line north of Oquossoc to the Rangeley Lakes and Megantic Railroad Company, after which transaction it owned 36.32 miles of road as follows:

    • Rumford Falls to Houghton, 18.00 miles
    • Houghton to Bemis, 8.60 miles
    • Bemis, 1.00 mile
    • Bemis to North of Oquossoc, 10.59 miles
    • Chapman's (Mill), 0.14 mile
    • Roxbury (Mill), 0.10 mile
    • Bemis (Mill), 0.11 mile