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Elmira State Line Railroad Company


SKU: 3970
Product Details


Intricately engraved antique stock certificate from the Elmira State Line Railroad Company dating back to the 1870's. This document measures approximately 10 1/4" (w) by 7 1/2" (h).


The vignette on this piece shows a train crossing a small bridge.


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 Elmira State Line Railroad was incorporated April 24, 1872, under the general laws of New York for a period of 100 years, to construct and operate a railroad from Elmira, New York, to a point near Lawrenceville, Pennsylvania. The date of its organization was June 19, 1872.


The property of the Elmira State Line Railroad was operated by the Tioga Railroad Company from about the date it was completed, September 1, 1876, to some time in 1885. From that date to December 1, 1895, the property was operated by The New York, Lake Erie and Western Railroad Company and its receivers, and from the latter date to December 31, 1917, the property was operated by the Erie.


The common-carrier property of this company was taken over for operation by the United States Railroad Administration on January 1, 1918, as part of the system of the Erie.