Beautiful certificate from the South Carolina Railroad Company
issued in 1866. This historic document was printed by Van Kleeck & Clark Stationers and has an ornate border around it with several vignettes: an allegorical woman, revolutionary soldier, and an angel surrounding the seal of South Carolina; a train; a young sailor lounging around on deck; and a young woman and boy. This item has been hand signed by the Company's President, and Secretary, and is over 152 years old. Canceled with an X in center.
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South Carolina Railroad
Dates of operation 1843–1899
Successor Southern Railway
Track gauge 4 ft 8 1⁄2 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge
Previous gauge 5 ft (1,524 mm) and
Headquarters Charleston, South Carolina
South Carolina Rail Road Company was a railroad company, that operated in South Carolina from 1843 to 1894, when it was succeeded by the Southern Railway. It was formed in 1844 by the merger of the South Carolina Canal and Rail Road Company (SCC&RR) into The Louisville, Cincinnati and Charleston Railroad Company. It was built with a track gauge of 5 ft (1,524 mm).
Southern Railway (now Norfolk Southern Railway) gained control of the line in 1899 and consolidated it into the Southern Railway – Carolina Division on July 1, 1902 under special act of South Carolina, approved February 19, 1902.
Famous people from Charleston, South Carolina include Stephen Colbert, Bill Murray and Kendall Kerstein.