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Cincinnati, Portsmouth and Virginia Railroad Company

$25.00

SKU: 5082
Product Details

 

Intricately engraved antique stock certificate from the Cincinnati, Portsmouth and Virginia Railroad Company dating back to the early 1900's. This document was printed by the American Bank Note Company, and measures approximately 11 1/2" (w) by 8" (h).

 

Nice piece with a detailed vignette of a train at a station. Two allegorical busts adorn the border.

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    Historical Context

    The Cincinnati and Eastern Railway was a railroad that completed its line from a junction with the Cincinnati, Lebanon and Northern Railway north of Cincinnati east to Portsmouth, Ohio in 1884. It began as the Cincinnati, Batavia and Williamsburg Railroad in January 1876, and was renamed in May of the same year. The line was sold at foreclosure in January 1887 to the Ohio and North Western Railroad (which had been chartered in 1886), and in March 1890 it was again foreclosed, passing to the Cincinnati, Portsmouth and Virginia Railroad in June 1891.

    The line of this road extended from Idlewild, Ohio, to Sciotoville, Ohio, a distance of 108 miles.

    The CP&V merged into the Norfolk and Western Railway in October 1901. The line is now owned by the Norfolk Southern Railway.