The Pennsylvania Railroad, founded in 1846 and commonly referred to as the "Pennsey", was the largest railroad by traffic and revenue in the United States throughout most of the twentieth century, The Pennsylvania Railroad was at one time the largest publicly traded corporation in the world. At its peak, it controlled about 10,000 miles (16,000 km) of rail line; in the 1920s it carried about three times the traffic (measured by ton-miles of freight) as other railroads of comparable length, such as Union Pacific or Santa Fe. The only rival was New York Central, which carried around three-quarters of PRR's ton-miles. The Pennsylvania Railroad still holds the record for the longest continuous dividend history: it paid out annual dividends to shareholders for more than 100 years in a row. At one point the budget for the Pennsylvania Railroad was larger than that of the U.S. government. At its peak it employed about 250,000 workers. This Pennsylvania Railroad check reproduction would look great in an album or framed display.