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IF you ever wanted to OWN YOUR OWN RAILROAD ?

Here are four genuine railway shares certificate for The Western Pacific Railroad Company

The 1st transcontinental train to reach San Francisco Bay arrived at the SF&A RR's Alameda Pier on Sept 6, 1869 & the passengers took the SF&A RR ferryboat to San Francisco

2 months later the rail connection to the San Francisco & Oakland Railroad was in place & the transcontinental trains now ran through Oakland to Oakland Pier

In 1870 the Western Pacific Railroad was absorbed into the Central Pacific Railroad

In 1879, the CPRR shortened its route from Sacramento to Oakland further by putting together a line from Sacramento to Benicia, crossing by very large train ferries to Port Costa & then along the south shore of Carquinez Strait & San Pablo Bay to Richmond, Berkeley & Oakland to Oakland Pier. From then on, the Altamont Pass route was a secondary route between the East Bay & the San Joaquin Valley

In 1903 a NEW Western Pacific Railroad was formed to build a line between Oakland & Salt Lake City, including a branch to San Jose

Its routes between Sacramento, Oakland & San Jose closely paralleled the tracks of the original WPR, then belonging to the Southern Pacific Railroad

In 1979, the SPRR obtained trackage rights over the WPR & then abandoned its own track over Altamont Pass to Niles except for the track through Niles Canyon which was obtained by the Niles Canyon Railway, a museum railroad. Other sections of the original Western Pacific route, to Stockton & Sacramento, to Oakland, & to San Jose remain as part of the SPR


Obsolete share certificates DATE circa 1950 & have facility to record several changes of ownership on reverse

(This has been DONE MANY MANY times as attested by stamps to rear of documents)

FRAME these share certificates on the walls of your Railrodiana collection.... and be the ENVY of all your train-spotting pals !!

SIZE = Each certificate measures approx. 30 cm by 20.5 cm Please click here to ask a question
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  • Seller location: North Shore, Auckland, NZ

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