Lot 702: TRANSPORT PAR LES CANAUX, CIE. ROANNAISE DE
29 October 2016
Brussels, BelgiumLive Auction
Description: 12 January 1844 42 LOIRE. ROANNE. Action de F500 Nominative. black. #200. No 43. Formed Roanne, 1844, to organise transport of merchandise between Roanne and Paris. As far as we can see, the company did not own any canals or operate boats, but was primarily a freight forwarding agency. This is borne out by the size of the company -only 200 shares issued. Roanne was a centre for canal transport, especially of coal, but this was not the purpose of this company. We doubt if the company lasted very long, as the railway reached Roanne in the 1850s.
Condition Report: VF-EF