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Allentown Rail-Road Company

$45.00

SKU: 5335

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Product Details

 

Intricately engraved antique stock certificate from the Allentown Rail-Road Company dating back to the 1850's. This document, which has been signed by the company President and Secretary, was printed by R. C. Root, Anthony & Co. and measures approximately 7 3/4" (w) by 7 3/4" (h).

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    Historical Context

    The Allentown Rail-Road company was founded to build a line to transport anthracite from the lower Schuyl­kill basin to Allentown. The line was also planned to connect with the Schuylkill and Susquehanna Railroad that ran through northern Lebanon County.

     

    However, the Philadelphia & Reading obtained controlling interest in both railroads in 1869 and merged them into its system. The project collapsed and was never revived.