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Raritan River Railroad Company


SKU: 1486
Product Details

Intricately engraved antique stock certificate from the Raritan River Railroad Company dating back to the 1800's. This document was printed by the New York Bank Note Company, and measures approximately 11" (w) by 7 3/4" (h).


The vignette on this piece shows a train at the left and a masted ship on the right.

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 Raritan River Railroad began operating in 1888 and by 1917 had a 12.6 mile mainline running from South Amboy to New Brunswick. The line had two interchanges - in Sayreville (with Camden and Amboy), and in South Amboy (with the New York and Long Branch).

Passenger service was discontinued in 1938, though freight service still continues today. In 1980, the line was absorbed by Conrail.