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Originally named the New York and Erie Railroad, the company was created in April, 1832, with it's charter boundaries from the banks of the Hudson River to the shores of Lake Erie. This line was completed in 1851 between Piermont and Dunkirk via Little Valley, Cattaraugus and Dayton.
The name was changed in 1861 to the Erie Railway. On April 24, 1875 the bankrupt Erie Railway was sold for six million dollars and the entire property was transferred to the New York, Lake Erie and Western Railway. In May 1893 the NYLE&W went into bankruptcy again and was reorganized in 1895 as the Erie Railroad Company.
On October 17, 1960 the Erie Railroad and the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad merged to form the Erie-Lackawanna Railroad. The Erie Lackawanna Railway was formed March 1, 1968 as a subsidiary of Dereco, the holding company of the Norfolk and Western Railway. It was merged into the Consolidated Rail Corporation (Conrail) on April 1, 1976.
With the advent of the Bolshevik Revolution in 1917, the Baldwin Locomotive Works was forced to stop shipment of over 100 2-10-0 locomotives originally bound for Czarist Russia. These orphan locomotives later found homes with American railroad companies and helped relieve a scarcity of motive power following World War I. Faithful to detail, each roadname of this Spectrum® model has been customized per prototype.
Features include: DCC-ready operating headlight completely hidden drive train belt/flywheel drive 5-pole precision sealed can motor precision balanced brass flywheel metal motor bearings separately applied stack, domes and cab metal detail parts, including bell, whistle, pop valves, cut levers, handrails and stanchions separate sanding lines highly detailed cab interior fully painted crew figures siderods blackened per prototype rust colored, magnetically operated E-Z Mate® knuckle couplers in front and rear diecast, finescale driver spokes
Tender features: hand-tooled coal load detailed coal boards metal handrails detailed underframe all-wheel electrical pickup
Roadname: Erie #2461
Item Number: 81704; Internet Price: $120.00
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Features include: Working headlights and smoke unit (smoke liquid included), standard black couplers, black and silver metal drive wheels, brass pins and brass bell on the top of the boiler. Tender carries a realistic coal load. Black with Erie loco.
Item Number: 50735; Internet Price: $51.35
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Silver Series® rolling stock features: blackened metal wheels body mounted couplers non-magnetic axles
Roadname: Erie Lackawanna
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Beautifully engraved and fully issued authentic stock certificate the Erie Railroad Company issued in the 1950's. This certificate has an ornate blue border and a vignette showing two allegorical figures on both sides of the Erie logo. The certificate includes the printed signatures of the company's officers and was issued in a quantity for less than 100 shares.
The photo is a sample of the certificate to be shipped. The actual certificate shipped will be of the same color, condition and vignette. Differences will be in date, marks, original owner name, serial number, and corporate officers unless otherwise noted. The quality shipped will be the same or better than pictured.
The certificate is only sold as a collectible. It is an authentic stock certificate that has been used in actual commerce or from company archives. No investment value is implied, transferred, or considered. No transfer of securities is performed. The certificate is cancelled or otherwise obsolete but is, nonetheless, real.
Approximate size of certificate: Width: 12", Height: 8"
Item Number: Stock-Erie; Internet Price: $17.97
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