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Richmond, York River & Chesapeake Railroad Co. Pass, 1874

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Richmond, York River & Chesapeake Railroad Co. Pass, 1874
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Issued to H.N. Hotchkiss, traveling agent for the Ches. & Ohio R.R. Signed by superintendent Folger. "Good on Connecting Steamers." Green and orange print. Reverse has paper & glue residue. The Richmond and York River Railroad Company was incorporated under an act of the Virginia General Assembly on January 31, 1853. The company built and initially operated 39 miles (63 km) of railroad line between Richmond, Virginia and West Point, Virginia on the York River. The railroad prospered during the first year of the American Civil War but was wrecked during the Peninsula Campaign. It was rebuilt after the Civil War. In 1873, it was reorganized as this line, combining with a steamer line on Chesapeake Bay known as Baltimore, Chesapeake and Richmond Steamboat Company. In 1894, it became part of the Southern Railway Company. (Potter Collection) Date: Location: Richmond, Virginia HWAC# 59196