Beautifully engraved antique stock certificate from the Allegheny Valley Rail Road Company dating back to the 1860's. This document, which has been signed by the company President and Treasurer, was printed by Wm. Schuchman Lith. of Pittsburgh and measures approximately 10 1/4" (w) by 9" (h).
This certificate features four vignettes - a train at a wharf at the top, an allegorical female figure at the left, a male figure holding grains with a horse and a dog at the right, and a farming scene at the bottom.
You will receive the exact certificate pictured.
The Allegheny Valley Railroad was originally incorporated in 1837 as the Pittsburgh, Kittanning and Warren Railroad. The line was completed in 1854, and travelled from Pittsburgh to Oil City following the path of the Allegheny River.
It connected with other lines making travel possible as far as Philadelphia and New York.
The line eventually became part of the Pennsylvania Railroad system.