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Boston, Winthrop and Shore Railroad Company. Formed in 1883 when the 3 railroads servicing Winthrop, including the "Eastern Junction, Broad Sound Pier & Point Shirley Railroad" merged. A massive Thanksgiving Day storm in 1885 damaged the tracks severly on the Point Shirly branch was abondoned. The Boston, Revere Beach and Lynn Railroad aquired the remaining branches.
Few certificates (this may be the only one) exist for the BW&S. Probably, most were destroyed in 1940 when a Federal Court ordered all of The Boston, Revere Beach and Lynn Railroad's records by burned.
Stock. Issued in 1885. #169. Issued to Alpheus P. Blake.
ALPHEUS P. BLAKE (?-1920). Land speculator and railroad developer. Chartered 2 railroads, "The Boston, Revere Beach and Lynn Railroad" and the "Eastern Junction, Broad Sound Pier & Point Shirley Railroad" and was a major player in "The Great Lynn Depot War".
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