Railroad Stock and Bond Catalogue

Railroad Stock and Bond Catalogue

When one thinks of the Great American West and American Industrialization, one thing comes to mind: The Greatest of American Industries; The Railroad.

Railroads did more to build and shape this country than any other single entity and their legacy is indelibly etched on the face of our nation through thousands of miles of track, tunnels and bridges that were built by the hundreds of railroads that crisscrossed the U.S. They also left behind a legacy of financial documents used to finance the grandiose construction dreams of those that owned them.

Boston and Albany Rail Road Co.

  • Boston, Massachusetts
  • Cancelled, dated 1913. Issued at Boston.
  • $1000, 5%, 50-year bond. No coupons, trimmed from certificate.
  • Horizontal format bond with bridge, harbor, and state seal in vignette. Small center vignette of locomotive #2980.
  • Certificate is in F condition.

Hupp Automatic Mail Exchange Company

  • Issued / Uncancelled, 1915
  • Preferred Shares
  • Wonderful vignettes depicting the company’s mail car exchanging mail while on the move! “A mail car exchanging mail without the aid of man”.
  • Certificate is in VF condition.

Cripple Creek Central Railway Company

  • Issued / Cancelled, 1930. Common shares.
  • Signed by L. G. Carlton and issued to the Golden Cycle Corporation. Wonderful vignettes of men working in mine as well as a train. The Cripple Creek Central Railway was organized in 1904 and is the successor of the Denver & Southwestern Railway. It was a holding company for the Cripple Creek & Colorado Springs Railroad Co., Midland Terminal Railway, and the Golden Circle Railroad. Several significant Cripple Creek personalities were associated with the operation in its early days; Henry M. Blackmer, J. H. Waters, Charles M. MacNeill, and C. C. Hamlin. Certificate is in F condition.
  • This certificate is also listed in the Cripple Creek Catalogue.

Dubuque Electric Railway, Light & Power Co.

  • Iowa
  • Issued / Cancelled, 1891. Issued at Davenport, Iowa.
  • Certificate displays a wonderful vignette of an electric power house and rail line. The company wanted to publicize the use of electricity as a means of transportation through the use of trolleys. They purchased 40 acres of land to build a park, known as Stewart Park, to become the terminus of the electric rail line. The park struggled, as did the electric trolley system, and the company became unable to operate the trolley line. The company was sold to Old Colony Trust in 1893 and eventually ownership passed to the General Electric Company, who reorganized the local business into the Home Electric Company, which later sold out to Union Electric Company.
  • Certificate is in F condition.

Federal Street and Pleasant Valley Passenger Railway Co.

  • Issued / Cancelled, dated 1895. Common stock. Issued at Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Certificate has very heavy scribing and nice vignette of 3 horse heads. Certificate is in F condition and has never been folded. Crisp.