Beautifully engraved certificate from the Old Colony and Newport Railway Co. issued in 1869. This historic document has an border around it with a red corporate seal and an early tax stamp. This item is hand signed by the Company's President ( Onslow Stearns ) and Treasurer ( John M Washburn ) and is over 143 years old. In 1862, the Fall River Railroad line was extended toward Newport, Rhode Island under the corporate title of Newport and Fall River Railroad. This line was merged into the Old Colony and Fall River Railroad which was then renamed the Old Colony & Newport Railway.