Economic Education through Numismatics
  • 1893 Fairmont, Morgantown and Pittsburgh Railroad Company $22.50 Interest Payable in Gold

    $27.00

    1893 Fairmont, Morgantown and Pittsburgh Railroad Company $22.50 Bond Interest Coupons

    Excellent condition. Uncut block of 4 pcs. Rare and scarce! Payable in Gold

    Engraver: Homer Lee Bank Note Company, New York.

    The Fairmont, Morgantown and Pittsburgh Railroad Company was incorporated in West Virginia on December 10, 1883 to construct a railroad from Morgantown to Fairmont, WV.

    The railroad, apparently backed from the start by the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad (B&O), was created to extend the B&O's line from Fairmont to Morgantown, and also to connect with the B&O line at Uniontown, PA. Construction of the route was delayed by legal disagreements with the West Virginia & Pittsburgh Railroad over right of way rights -- in 1884 at Fairmont, and later at Point Marion and along the Cheat River, where there was room for only one railroad



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