Beautiful certificate from the Western Railroad Corporation issued in 1850. This historic document was printed by the Dutton & Wentworth Company and has a ornate border around it with a vignette of a woman with a cornucopia, and the Massachusetts coat of arms. This item has the signatures of the Company's President, and Treasurer, and is over 160 years old.
The Western Railroad Corporation was chartered in 1833 to develop a line from Worcester to western Massachusetts. They began operations to Springfield in 1841 and later merged with the Boston & Worcester Railroad to form the Boston and Albany Railroad in 1867. History from OldCompany.com (old stock certificate research service).