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Lake Erie, Wabash, and St. Louis Railroad Company 1851-1927.

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Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [Mss I] ISLI S0117 (Text) 117001-100654 Manuscripts Available -

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Summary, etc.: The collection contains materials relating to the Lake Erie, Wabash and St. Louis Rail Road Company and the town of Huntington, Indiana efforts to get the railroad to run through its town. Included in the collection are two stock books from Huntington Indiana, a deposit notice, a 75th Anniversary copy of Time Tables, two account books, and receipts for the purchase and shipment of hogs.
Biographical or Historical Data: The Lake Erie, Wabash, and St Louis Railroad won incorporation in Indiana on August 31, 1852. The railroad built a 241-mile line mostly along the Wabash River in Indiana from the Ohio border to the Illinois border where it connected with the Great Western Railroad. On September 23, 1856, the railroad merged with the Toledo & Illinois to become the Toledo, Wabash, and Western Railroad Company. In 1865 the Second Toledo, Wabash, and Western Railway was formed after merging the T&W with the Great Western Railroad. During this period, the railway became highly profitable and the company upgraded its equipment and tracks even experimenting with steel tracks. The company also continued to expand acquiring the Decatur & East St. Louis Railroad in 1870 and leasing several other tracks. The Panic of 1873 however proved to be the end of the company. With falling earnings, worker strikes and increase competition the TW&W filed for bankruptcy in February 1875, and sold on June 10, 1876 laying the foundation for the formation of the Wabash Railway Company.
Subject: Lake Erie, Wabash, and St. Louis Railroad Company.
Railroads > Indiana > Huntington.

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