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Consolidated Railroads of Cuba

$19.00

SKU: 478gr
Product Details

 

Beautifully engraved antique stock certificate from the Consolidated Railroads of Cuba dating back to the 1920's. This document, which has been signed by the company President and Secretary, was printed by the Hamilton Bank Note Company and measures approximately 13" (w) by 9" (h). 

 

This certificate features a nice vignette of a speeding train flanked by two plantation scenes.

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You will receive the exact certificate pictured.

    Historical Context

    Founded as the Cuba Railroad Company, by 1902 this line had connected to the United Railroads of Havana, reducing travel time between Camaguey and the capital from three days by steamship to just 15 hours by train (improved to 9 hours by 1951). By 1952, the company had merged with Northern of Cuba RR (founded in 1916,) the Camaguey & Nuevitas RR (1837,) the Espirituano RR, and the Guantanamo & Western RR (1882.)