1888 Wagner Palace Car Stock Certificate

1888 Wagner Palace Car Co Stock Certificate. Very attractive railroad certificate with center vignette of passenger train and circular side vignettes of buildings. Webster Wagner (1817-1882) invented the sleeping car. In 1858 he had four sleeping cars in operation. Eventually, improved versions were adopted on all the lines of the Vanderbilt RR system. In 1867 he manufactured the first drawing-room car, and founded the Wagner Palace Car company, of which he was president until his death. He also invented the oval car-roof, and patented the elevated panel, improving ventilation in sleeping and other passenger cars. Wagner was killed in a railroad disaster on the Hudson River Line. VF+ condition.

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1888 Wagner Palace Car Stock Certificate

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