Boston and Providence Railroad Corp. (105711)

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Boston and Providence Railroad Corp.   (105711)
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This item SOLD at 2019 Jul 15 @ 18:06UTC-7 : PDT/MST
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26 cancelled Boston and Providence Railroad Corp. Signed by Kawdon-Wright & Hatch, N.Y. Vignettes: train in center of picture, body of water in front and buildings in back on left side two designs on top and bottom and train crossing on top of bridge in center. Signed by pres and treas. Boston and Providence Railroad was a railroad co in Massachusetts and Rhode Island which connected Boston and Providence. Opened in 2 sections in 1834 and 1835. One of the 1st rail lines in US. A more direct route into Providence built in 1847. Branches were built to Dedham in 1834, Stoughton in 1845, and North Attleboro in 1871. Acquired by the Old Colony Railroad in 1888 and leased by New Haven Railroad in 1893. Line became part of the Penn Central system in 1969; the section in Massachusetts was purchased by the state in 1973. Amtrak acquired the Rhode Island section in 1976. The line was electrified in 2000. Now part of Amtrak's Northeast Corridor, used by high-speed Acela Express service, intercity Northeast Regional service, and MBTA Commuter Rail Providence/Stoughton Line local service. The rapid transit MBTA Orange Line shares the right-of-way for several miles in the 1987-built Southwest Corridor section in Boston. Stoughton Branch is also used for Providence/Stoughton Line service, and the northern section of the Dedham Branch is used by the Needham Line.