Cuba Railroad Co (106318)

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Cuba Railroad Co   (106318)
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This item SOLD at 2019 Jul 15 @ 17:45UTC-7 : PDT/MST
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Cancelled 10 shares of Cuba Railroad Co cert. # B4746 issued to American Investment & Trust Co. Ltd. Signed by president and treasurer. Red border. Vignette of train in oval, top center of certificate. Countersigned and registered. Good condition. Printed: American Bank Note Co. NY. Assigned Dec. 17, 1919. In 1924 National Railway Co. of Cuba starts passenger and freight services for Cuba. On Oct. 12, 1834 Queen Regent of Spain, Maria Christina of the Two Sicilies, approved building 1st railroad line. When the Compañia de Caminos de Hierro de la Habana opened the 17.1 mi. line from Havana to Bejucal on Nov. 19, 1837, it was 1st steam railway line in Latin America. Line from Havana extended by 11 miles to reach Güines on Nov. 19, 1839. By Dec. 1843 San Felipe and Batabanó were added to rail network. More extensions opened in 1847, adding another 11 miles, followed by 13 miles the next year and then in 1849 13 more miles added. Photograph and history of Sir William Cornelius Van Horne (1843-1915). He began working on railroads in 1857. Visited Cuba in 1900 and he built a 350-mile railroad through eastern provinces. He worked on Cuba Railroad, which opened on Dec. 1, 1902. He went on to build sea transport division in Canada with Vancouver to Hong Kong service starting in 1891. He helped the Canadian Pacific Railway enter into the luxury hotel business.