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Bellaire, Zanesville and Cincinnati Railway Company

$49.00

SKU: 5989
Product Details

Beautifully engraved antique stock certificate from the Bellaire, Zanesville and Cincinnati Railway Company dating back to the 1880's. This document, which is signed by the company President and Secretary, was printed by the Homer Lee Bank Note Company and measures approximately 12" (w) by 8 1/4" (h). 

 

This certificate features a trio of vignettes - a pair of female allegoricals at the top corners and a griffin at the bottom.

You will receive the exact certificate pictured.

    Historical Context

    The Bellaire, Zanesville and Cincinnati Railway Company was incorporated in Ohio in 1883 and ran between Bellaire and Zanesville. The company was originally organized in 1876 as the Bellaire and Southwestern Railway.

    The line earned the nickname "Bent, Zigzap and Crooked" because of the numerous sharp curves and ramshackle bridges along the 112-mile route.

    The line became the Ohio River and Western Railway in 1903, and with it came a new nickname - "Old, Rickety and Wobbly."

    The last train to run on the railroad was on Memorial Day, May 30, 1931.