1870 Oil Creek & Allegheny River RW Stock Certificate. Vignette of men with horses with train and paddle river boat. Second small vignette of train at bottom. The Oil Creek Rail Road Company was chartered in 1860. In 1868 it merged with other short line oil railroads in western Pennsylvania to form the Oil Creek and Allegheny River Railway Company. This 6-foot gauge railroad was designed to transport oil from the oil regions of Venango County, PA to Corry, PA. and Oil City, PA. It first transported oil in wood barrels on "flats" or in converted stock cars. Later, in 1865, it utilized the Densmore two-tank oil tank car (two vertical oil tanks on a flat car). Starting in 1867, the horizontal iron tank car came into use and the vertical tank car shortly became obsolete. Neat scripophily certificate in VF condition with pen cancellation of signatures.
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