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Oregon Railroad and Navigation Co. - 1896 dated $500 Railway & Shipping Bond

Inv# RB7431   Bond
State(s): Oregon
Years: 1896

$500 Fractional Bond Scrip printed by American Bank Note Co., New York Litho. The Oregon Railroad and Navigation Company (OR&N) was a rail and steamboat transport company that operated a rail network of 1,143 miles (1,839 km) running east from Portland, Oregon, United States, to northeastern Oregon, northeastern Washington, and northern Idaho. It operated from 1896 as a consolidation of several smaller railroads. OR&N was initially operated as an independent carrier, but Union Pacific (UP) purchased a majority stake in the line in 1898. It became a subsidiary of UP titled the Oregon–Washington Railroad and Navigation Company in 1910. In 1936, Union Pacific formally absorbed the system, which became UP's gateway to the Pacific Northwest. Read more at

Condition: Excellent

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