HAINAUT. PARIS. 5 Actions de F500, titre provisoire. blue. No 9426-30. Generally somewhat worn condition with heavy folds including small holes, some staining, etc. Square format piece, in French and English. The line linked up at the frontier with the French Chemin de Fer du Nord, and was part of the important and profitable Paris-Cologne route. However, it took 7 years to build only 26km of line, due to the disturbances of 1848, and general financial problems, partly caused by the fact that the line crossed the river Sambre no less than 15 times! The line, whoseconcession was granted to an English company, was completed only with loans from the Belgian state and from Rothschild's CdF du Nord. The final cost was an enormous BFr 460.000 per km. However, the line was very profitable, and finally paid good dividends to its investors.Early date.
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