The Pittsburgh, Lisbon, and Western stock certificate circa 1902
Great collectible piece with a fantastic nice steam train vignette to the left. Unissued and not cancelled. Dated 19__. Circa 1902 from company records.
The railroad that followed the North Fork of the Little Beaver Creek and served the towns, Lisbon, Ohio, to New Galilee, Pennsylvania. The trackage was abandoned for about 5 miles eastward of Lisbon in 1942. However, the reminder of the line continued to operate and in the 1930’s was the centerpiece of a grand scheme of the Pittsburgh Coal Co. to break freight rate structure of the Pennsylvania Railroad, the New York Central, and the B & O on coal traffic from the Ohio River to Youngstown, OH. The P.L. and W Railroad Train Station in Lisbon was recently restored over the last couple of years.
Succession of railroads into the company:
1902 The Pittsburgh, Lisbon & Western Railroad Company
1902 The Shenango & Beaver Valley Railway Company
1896 The Pittsburgh, Lisbon & Western Railway Company.
1886 The Pittsburgh, Marion and Chicago Railway Company
1886 The Wampum & State Line Railway Company
1881 The New York, Pittsburgh & Chicago Railway Company
1878 The Pittsburgh and Chicago Railway Company
1852 The Darlington Cannel Coal Railroad Company