Railroad Broadside (108053)

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Railroad Broadside   (108053)
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Old Colony & Newport Railway Theatre Train Broadside on purple paper. Friday, Feb. 21, 1868. Fare Reduced! Trains for Boston to No. Bridgewater, East Stoughton and East Randolph schedule. Fare for the Round Trip, 75cts. W. H. Bullock, Sup't. Boston Feb. 14, 1868. The Old Colony Line was operated by the Old Colony Railroad, which was established in 1844 to provide service between Boston and Plymouth. Since then consolidation of neighboring lines grew the railroad considerably over the decades, servicing stations throughout Massachusetts and Rhode Island and ensuring it's survival to 1893. "...never in its long and honorable history has this(consolidation) been in a single instance the result of selfish interests or a desire to crush out competition. In sparsely settled districts many lines were early established which, left to themselves, would have died the natural death of all such enterprises, but the Old Colony always stepped into the breach in time to rescue their projectors from financial disaster and invariably supplied the inhabitants along such roads with a service which could never be attained under separate corporations." [History of the Old Colony Railroad : A Complete History of the Old Colony Railroad from 1844 to the Present Time" Hager & Handy Publishers 1893] Highly collectible 1868 Railway Broadside with slight discoloration of the unusual purple colored paper and very faint moisture marks on portions of the edge, particularly the bottom left. Otherwise Very Fine condition. no wholes or tears, edges are near perfect. One crease from folding in half.

Date: 1868
State/Country: Massachusetts
City/County: Boston