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Home Features Curious Bits Erie R.R. Eighty Years Old

ErieRailroadMay 7, 1912; Sullivan County Democrat


The Erie Railroad observed its eightieth birthday anniversary on Wednesday, having been chartered April 24, 1832, although the line was not completed and opened to traffic until nearly ten years later. Originally built by English capital, the career of the Erie has been marked by many vicissitudes. Some of the most exciting chapters in the history of the road was furnished by the speculative operations of the late Jay Gould. Since the present controlling powers took hold of the company, several years ago, the road has done remarkably well from every viewpoint. So wonderful has been the rejuvenation that the thousands of stockholders believe the day is not far distant when dividends may be forthcoming on their holdings.

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