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Coal River and Western Railway Company


SKU: 3988
Product Details


Beautifully engraved antique stock certificate from the Coal River and Western Railway Company dating back to the early 1900's. This document was printed by the Broun-Green Co. and measures approximately 11 1/2" (w) by 9 1/4" (h).


This piece features a vignette of a semi-nude allegorical figure riding a winged wheel.


The images presented are representative of the piece(s) you will receive. When representative images are presented for one of our offerings, you will receive a certificate in similar condition as the one pictured; however dating, denomination, certificate number and issuance details may vary.

Historical Context

This line was incorporated in West Virginia in 1903 and two years later became the Coal River Railway. It eventually fell into the hands of the Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad.


After failed attempts by others, the Coal River and Western Railway Company established scheduled rail service along the Coal River at the dawn of the 20th century. This finally provided a reliable source of transportation for the coal and timber industries, sparking an economic boom in the region.


The Coal River is a tributary of the Kanawha River in southern West Virginia. It is formed near the community of Alum Creek by the confluence of the Big and Little Coal Rivers, and flows generally northward through western Kanawha County, past the community of Upper Falls and into the Kanawha River at St. Albans.