Pittsburgh, Fort Wayne & Chicago Railroad
Notice to Shippers of Live Stock
Place of Publication Unidentified
This piece shows the increase in rates that affected railroad customers during the war. Railroads North and South soon found their train capacities pushed beyond their limits and prices rose along with demand for railroad service. One additional note to this piece is the announcement that foreign railroad cars were now being carried on the railroad, something that would have been very uncommon in the 1850’s but was now a necessity due to the war.