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Docks Connecting Railway Company

$22.00

SKU: 4080
Product Details

Intricately engraved antique stock certificate from the Docks Connecting Railway Company dating back to the 1880's. This document was printed by Agar, Hamblin & Co., and measures approximately 9 3/4" (w) by 7" (h).

 

The vignette on this piece shows a train at a busy station.

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

The Docks Connecting Railway was incorporated April 17, 1886, under the general laws of New Jersey to construct and operate a railroad from a point east of the Bergen tunnel in Jersey City to Union, all in Hudson County.

The line was only completed from a connection with the railroad of the Long Dock Company, east of Bergen tunnel, to a connection with the railroad of the New Jersey Junction Railroad Company, near Seventeenth and Monmouth Streets - a distance of just under a mile.

The line was eventually controlled by the Erie.