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Lowell Horse Rail Road Company

$75.00

SKU: 7279
Product Details

Beautifully engraved antique stock certificate from the Lowell Horse Rail Road Company dating back to the 1860's. This document, which is signed by the company President and Secretary, was printed by Ferd. Mayer & Co. Lithographers of New York, and measures approximately 9 1/4" (w) by 5 1/2" (h).

 

This certificate features a pair of vignettes - a horse-drawn trolley at the top and a train rounding a bend at the bottom.

You will receive the exact certificate pictured. Please note close cropping to left side border.

Historical Context

The Lowell Horse Rail Road was incorporated 1863 and opened the following year. It was Lowell's first horse-powered streetcar line.

The company's line extended from Belvidere, on the east side of Lowell, into downtown, then west to Pawtucket Falls. The line was very successful and was a big factor in the development of Lowell and surrounding areas.

In 1891, the line merged into Lowell & Suburban Street Railway.