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Lykins Valley Rail Road and Coal Co.

$110.00

SKU: 2917
Product Details

Nicely engraved antique stock certificate from Lykins Valley Rail Road and Coal Co. dating back to the 1880's. This document, which is signed by the company President and Treasurer, was printed by the J. H. Biglow & Co. Printers of New York, and measures approximately 10" (w) by 7 3/4" (h).

 

This certificate's vignette features a train steaming down the tracks.

You will receive the exact certificate pictured.

    Historical Context

    The Lykens Valley Railroad and Coal Company was incorporated in Pennsylvania in 1830 with Thomas P. Cope was the first president.

    The line ran from Millersburg to Williamstown and was the fourth in the United States - and the first in Dauphin County - to carry anthracite coal. By 1845 the line had to be regraded and relaid.

    In 1866, operation of the line was assigned to the Summit Branch Railroad Company and later would be known as the Summit Branch of the Northern Central Railroad - a Pennsylvania Railroad subsidiary.

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