Union Railroad Co. Ticket Trial Color Proofs on card, 1895
Set of three trial color proofs on card, engraved and printed by the Hamilton Bank Note Co. New York.
The Union Railroad Co was created in 1865 and there were then consolidated into it the following six companies operated in and about Providence RI viz: Providence & Pawtucket Horse Railroad Co., Elmwood Horse Railroad Co., Providence & Cranston Railroad Co., South Main Street Horse Railroad Co., and Broadway & Providence Railroad Co.
In 1872 the Providence Pawtucket & Central Falls Railroad Co. was consolidated with the Union Railroad Co. and in 1895 the Union Railroad Co. took over under a 50 year lease the Providence Cable Tramway Co., of whose shares all but $200 par value were owned by the Union Railroad Co. The Pawtucket Street Railway Co. was incorporated in 1885 with authority to construct and operate railways in Pawtucket, Lincoln and Cumberland.