Corporate Genealogy
Cincinnati, Richmond and Ft. Wayne

INTRODUCTORY

The Cincinnati, Richmond and Fort Wayne is a corporation of Indiana, having its principal office at Richmond, Ind. It is controlled by the Pennsylvania Company, through ownership of a majority of the outstanding capital stock. The records do not indicate that the company controls any carrier corporation

The property of the Cincinnati, Richmond and Fort Wayne has been operated from July 1870, the date of the completion of the first section, to date of valuation, as follows:

By own organization July, 1870 to Dec. 24, 1871
By Grand Rapids and Indiana (No. 3), under lease and agreement Dec. 25, 1871 to Sept. 30, 1884
By Grand Rapids and Indiana (No. 4), under agreement Oct. 1, 1884 to June 31, 1896
By John C. Sims June 10, 1896 to July 31, 1896
By the Grand Rapids & Indiana, under lease and agreement Aug. 1, 1896 to date of valuation
When the Cincinnati, Richmond and Fort Wayne succeeded, by change of corporate name, to the Cincinnati and Fort Wayne Railroad Company, effective July 5, 1866, it opened new records and did not take into its accounts, at that time, any of the balances recorded in the records of the previous company. For this reason and because of the incompleteness of the accounting records of the predecessor company that are obtainable, a separate report is made on each company.

CORPORATE HISTORY

The Cincinnati, Richmond and Fort Wayne was incorporated on October 8, 1857, under the general laws of Indiana, as the Cincinnati and Fort Wayne Railroad Company, for the purpose of constructing a railroad from Fort Wayne to the east line of Wayne County, Ind. On July 5, 1866, the corporate name was changed to Cincinnati, Richmond and Fort Wayne Railroad Company, a certificate to this effect dated January 5, 1871, being filed in the various counties traversed by the railroad.

DEVELOPMENT OF FIXED PHYSICAL PROPERTY

The property acquired by the Cincinnati, Richmond and Fort Wayne from the Cincinnati and Fort Wayne Railroad Company on July 5, 1866, consisted of an uncompleted railroad lying between Richmond and Adams Junction, on which no rail had been laid. Construction of this property had been begun in about the year 1853, the construction work being performed principally by Wm. Sturgis, contractor. It could not be ascertained from the records that are obtainable whether or not the contractor was in any way affiliated with the Cincinnati and Fort Wayne Railroad Company. Little construction work was performed after 1855.

The Cincinnati, Richmond and Fort Wayne resumed construction work in 1866, the work being done principally under contract by De Graff & Sons. About 25 miles of the railroad, extending from Richmond to Winchester, were opened for operation by the Cincinnati, Richmond and Fort Wayne in July, 1870. The remaining portion of the road, from Winchester to Adams Junction, about 60 miles, was completed on December 25, 1871, and opened for operation by the Grand Rapids and Indiana (No. 3), under lease and agreement between the Cincinnati, Richmond and Fort Wayne and a representative of the Pennsylvania Railroad.

LEASED RAILWAY PROPERTY

The entire property of the Cincinnati, Richmond and Fort Wayne is operated by the Grand Rapids & Indiana under terms of a lease and agreement dated June 1, 1871, and the terms of a notice dated August 1, 1896, as described in detail in the report on the latter company. The report filed with us for the year ended on date of valuation classified the amount received from the operation of its property by the Grand Rapids & Idiana, in the amount of $166,770.45, as income from lease of road, as has already been explained.


Original data source: Valuation Reports Vol. 23 pp 749-750, 757
Interstate Commerce Commission
Washington, DC
January 1929

Although published in 1929, the report is "...as of date of valuation" which was 30 June, 1917


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