Beautifully engraved antique stock certificate from the Ohio River and Lake Erie Railroad Company dating back to the 1890's. This document was printed by the Franklin-Lee Bank Note Company and measures approximately 11 1/4" (w) by 7 1/2" (h).
This certificate's nice vignette features a locomotive and tender.
You will receive the exact certificate pictured.
In 1881, the Ohio River & Lake Erie Railroad Company was formed, with the intention of building a railroad on the Erie Extension Canal towpath. But, before construction could be started, property rights and franchises were sold to satisfy it's creditors.
A sheriff's sale was held in 1886. The purchaser was Ms. Sarah Reed, sister of W. W. Reed, an Erie businessman and member of Congress, who had owned the Canal Right of Way.
The company was reorganized in 1887 as the Erie, Shenango & Pittsburg Railway Company.