Somerset Railway Company stock certificate circa 1904 (Maine)
Very nice railroad piece with a perfect vignette of a steam locomotive. Unusual high placement of engraving into the top border. Unissued and not cancelled. Circa 1904 from company records. Dated 19__.
Organized 1868 in Oakland ME, the business incorporation was later amended in 1883 and 1887 to redefine the scope of the enterprise. The line ran from Oakland to Binghamton with about 41 miles of track. In 1904, the company was reorganized once again by merging with the Kennebec Valley Railroad but retaining the Somerset name. In 1911, the Maine Central acquired the Somerset Railway along with the Washington County Railway, and the Sebasticook and Moosehead Railroad. the line was eventually dissolved in 1929.