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Cape Cod Railroad Company. Chartered in 1848, this railroad began by linking Middleboro to Sandwich. The railroad grow as more Cape towns where added. In 1868, it absorbed the Cape Cod Central Railroad. Growth continued down the length of cape. In 1872 they merged with Old Colony and Newport Railroad to form the Old Colony Railroad. Shortly thereafter, Provincetown was reached. It should be noted that much of the funding for the Provincetown extension was provided by the citizens of that city, who where desperate for reliable land based transportation to the mainland.
Stock. Issued in 1854. #1286.
Stock. Issued in 1870. #3535.
Bond. $1000. Issued in 1871. #144. The vignette shows the image of Colonel Richard Borden, one of the railroads principles who signs many of the Cape Cod certificates as President. Although not well known today he had was somewhat famous in his own time. He built a significant portfolio of local businesses including milling operations, railroads, steamships, iron production, coal mining, gas, water and banks. Most between Fall River and Cape Cod.
Stock. Unissued. #4506
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