Pittsburgh, Fort Wayne and Chicago Railroad Memorabilia Value Guide
The Pittsburgh, Fort Wayne and Chicago Railroad started operations in 1856 and stopped service in 1861 for a total period of operations of 5 years.
Since Pittsburgh, Fort Wayne and Chicago Railroad began operations before 1860, it was operating at a very early time as a US Railroad. Almost any railroad antique from this early period will have significant value to collectors such as passes, timetables, documents, lanterns, and other railroadiana which wouldn't have much value if it were from a later period. Antiques from this period can be worth hundreds to thousands of dollars depending on the condition, provenance and rarity of the specific item.
Pittsburgh, Fort Wayne and Chicago Railroad operated routes across 4 states, this is an average amount across most railroads and is typical of small to mid size Eastern Railroads or mid size Western Railroads. Items from railroads of this size tend to be of average rarity so there usually isn't much of a premium price on items from these railroads unless the item is particularly hard to find
Pittsburgh, Fort Wayne and Chicago Railroad Operated Routes in the Following States: Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania