Syracuse and Utica Rail Road Co. - Stock CertificateInv# RS5208A Stock
The Syracuse and Utica Railroad was chartered May 1, 1836, and had to pay the state for any freight displaced from the Erie Canal. The full line opened July 4, 1839, extending the line further to Syracuse, New York to Rome, New York (and further to Auburn, New York via the already-opened Auburn and Syracuse Railroad). The road was consolidated into the New York Central Railroad in 1853.
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