Wilmington and Northern Railroad

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    The Wilmington and Northern Railroad was formed in April 1877 as a consolidation of the Wilmington and Northern Railroad (of Pennsylvania) and the Wilmington and Northern Railroad (of Delaware.) Both of these entities had been incorporated in February of that same year. The Pennsylvania entity was formed from the former the Berks and Chester Railroad.

    The Pennsylvania road ran from the Delaware state line to New Cut, Pennsylvania, a distance of 60 miles; while the Delaware road ran from the Pennsylvania state line to Wilmington, a distance of 12 miles.

    The Wilmington and Northern Railroad, which penetrated the Pennsylvania hinterland as far as Reading, was an attempt to siphon off some of Philadelphia's natural trade into the secondary market in Wilmington. Instead of becoming a hub, Wilmington became a corridor, through which rail traffic passed en route to somewhere else.

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    Wilmington and Northern Rail Road Company Stock Certificate
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    Wilmington and Northern Railroad Company Bond Certificate Signed by Henry A. duPont
    Wilmington and Northern Railroad Company Bond Certificate Signed by Henry A. duPont
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    Wilmington and Northern Railroad Company Bond Certificate Signed by Henry A. duPont
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