Portland and Puget Sound Railroad Memorabilia Value Guide
The dates of operation for the Portland and Puget Sound Railroad are unknown. It's quite uncommon to have no information on a railroad but there are a few that we know existed but just don't have any information about. This could indicate that the railroad had begun raising funds and never made it to the point where it achieved operational status, it could be that all records were lost or destroyed, or we may just not have complete information.
Railroads in the United States began development as early as the 1820s along the East Coast of the US and expanded westward with the major milestone in the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad in 1869. Railroads were developing rapidly through the late 1800s with many new railroads being started in the 1880s and 90s. As time progressed railroads began consolidating and today there are only 7 Class I railroads where once there were over 100. Railroads have adapted over the years from what used to be a good mix of freight and passenger transportation to what today is almost exclusively freight.
Portland and Puget Sound Railroad only operated in 1 state which is indicative of smaller lines, or in some cases lines in larger states. Many one state railroads are short line railroads that didn't have large areas of coverage or large promotional budgets so items from them are likely to be somewhat rare and could be worth more if the railroad didn't exist for long or if it didn't produce many collectible items.
Portland and Puget Sound Railroad Operated Routes in the Following States: Washington