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Transportation Token : United Traction Company Sustem, Albany

Object Number: 
White metal
Overall: 5/8 in. ( 1.6 cm )
Transportation token; white metal; equilateral diamond in center surrounded by a circular disc 1/8 in. wide; obverse "UNITED TRACTION COMPANY / SYSTEM" reverse "GOOD FOR / ONE FARE"
Gallery Label: 
On November 29, 1899, the Albany Railway, the Troy City Railway, and the Watervliet Turnpike and Railroad Company merged to form the United Traction Company (UTC). The UTC then became the sole public trolley system in Albany, NY.
Credit Line: 
Gift of A. Morganthau, 1940
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group