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Fort Wayne, Cincinnati and Louisville Rail Road Company

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SKU: 165
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Beautifully engraved antique stock certificate from the Fort Wayne, Cincinnati and Louisville Rail Road Company dating back to the 1880's. This document, which is signed by the company President and Secretary, was printed by the American Bank Note Company and measures approximately 10 3/4" (w) by 7" (h). 

 

This certificate's vignette features a group of surveyors looking down on a river valley.

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    Historical Context

    The Fort Wayne, Cincinnati and Louisville Rail Road Company was incoporated in Indiana on December 6, 1881 as a reorganization of the Fort Wayne, Muncie and Cincinnati Railroad. The line which was known as the "Natural Gas Route," owned about 105 miles of single-track railroad, all in the state of Indiana, extending from Connersville northwardly to Fort Wayne.

     

    In 1886, the line merged with the New Castle and Rushville Railroad.

     

    In 1890, the line was acquired by the Lake Erie and Western Railroad and eventually became part of the Nickel Plate system.