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Buffalo, Thousand Islands and Portland Railroad Company

$22.00

SKU: 594
Product Details

Intricately engraved antique stock certificate from the Buffalo, Thousand Islands and Portland Railroad Company dating back to the 1890's. This document was printed by the Franklin Bank Note Company and measures approximately10 1/2" (w) by 6 1/2" (h).

 

The vignette on this piece features a train in front of a factory.

You will receive the exact certificate pictured. Please note cropping into left side border.

    Historical Context

    The Buffalo, Thousand Islands and Portland Railroad Company was incorporated in New York to build from a connection with the Rome, Watertown & Ogdensburgh Railroad at Suspension Bridge to Buffalo, a distance of about twenty-five miles.

    The company managed to build about 50 yards of track, before its properties were sold to the International Railway, an interurban. The 50 yards of completed line made it the shortest railroad in the United States.

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