Beautifully engraved antique bond certificate from the Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati and Indianapolis Railway Company dating back to the 1860's. This document, which has been signed by the company President and Secretary, was printed by the Black & Knapp Eng., Manuf. & Lith. Co. of New York and measures approximately 18 3/4" (w) by 12 1/2" (h).
This certificate features a wonderful vignette of train at a quaint station. Factories can be seen in the background.
Imprinted RN-P5 revenue at bottom center.
You will receive the exact certificate pictured.
Meanwhile, the Springfield, Mt. Vernon and Pittsburg Railroad had fallen into receivership. On January 1, 1861, the portion of the road between Delaware and Springfield was sold to the CC&C, and operated as its Delaware Branch.
On May 16, 1868, the CC&C was merged with the Bellefontaine Railway to form the Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati and Indianapolis Railway. At that time the railroad still hadn't reached Cincinnati, and it was up to the CCC&I to finish the job.
>By 1872, the CCC&I made agreements to operate the Cincinnati and Springfield Railroad between Cincinnati and Dayton and the Cincinnati, Sandusky and Cleveland Railroad between Dayton and Springfield, finally providing a through route from Cleveland to Columbus to Cincinnati. In 1889, the CCC&I merged with lines in Indiana and Illinois to form the Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Louis Railroad, known as the Big Four Route.
It eventually became a part of the New York Central Railroad.