{"id":2022641860672,"title":"Chicago and Alton Railroad Company","handle":"chicago-and-alton-railroad-company","description":"\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eProduct Details\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIntricately engraved antique bond certificate from the Chicago and Alton Railroad Company dating back to the 1890's. This document carries the signatures of the company Vice President and Assistant Secretary, was printed by the American Bank Note Company and measures approximately 10 1\/4\" (w) by 14 1\/2\" (h).\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eThis certificate features a pair of beautiful vignettes including a train on a turntable at the top and a stately eagle on the bottom.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch5 style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003eImages\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003eYou will receive the exact certificate pictured.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003e\u003cspan\u003eHistorical Context\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cdiv style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0055\/6253\/1904\/files\/CHICAGOALTONRR.png?v=1597402248\" style=\"margin-bottom: 10px; float: none;\" width=\"318\" height=\"476\"\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003chr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eThe Chicago and Alton Railroad began service in 1847 in \u003cstrong\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/ghostsofwallstreet.com\/collections\/illinois\"\u003eIllinois\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e as the Alton and Sangamon Railroad and later linked Alton to Springfield and Joliet. 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This document carries the signatures of the company Vice President and Assistant Secretary, was printed by the American Bank Note Company and measures approximately 10 1\/4\" (w) by 14 1\/2\" (h).\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eThis certificate features a pair of beautiful vignettes including a train on a turntable at the top and a stately eagle on the bottom.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch5 style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003eImages\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003eYou will receive the exact certificate pictured.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003e\u003cspan\u003eHistorical Context\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cdiv style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0055\/6253\/1904\/files\/CHICAGOALTONRR.png?v=1597402248\" style=\"margin-bottom: 10px; float: none;\" width=\"318\" height=\"476\"\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003chr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eThe Chicago and Alton Railroad began service in 1847 in \u003cstrong\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/ghostsofwallstreet.com\/collections\/illinois\"\u003eIllinois\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e as the Alton and Sangamon Railroad and later linked Alton to Springfield and Joliet. However, financial reverses forced the Company through several bankruptcies and name changes until about 1855 when the Road was reorganized as the Chicago and Alton. The heyday of the Chicago and Alton Railway occurred after the Civil War when it operated nearly 1000 miles of track.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eBy 1879 the Line was complete: beginning in \u003cstrong\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/ghostsofwallstreet.com\/collections\/chicago-illinois\"\u003eChicago\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e, it bridge the Mississippi River at Louisiana, \u003cstrong\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/ghostsofwallstreet.com\/collections\/missouri\"\u003eMissouri\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e, extended through the town of Mexico to bridge the Missouri River at Glasgow and arrived at \u003cstrong\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/ghostsofwallstreet.com\/collections\/kansas-city-missouri\"\u003eKansas City\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e, its western terminus, all on its own rails. Around the turn of the century, the E.H. Harriman Syndicate bought the Line, watered its stock, and shifted its assets first to the \u003cstrong\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/ghostsofwallstreet.com\/collections\/union-pacific-railroad\"\u003eUnion Pacific\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e, then the \u003cstrong\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/ghostsofwallstreet.com\/collections\/chicago-rock-island-and-pacific-railroad\"\u003eRock Island\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e, and finally the Clover Leaf. After the Company's third receivership, it was sold to the \u003cstrong\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/ghostsofwallstreet.com\/collections\/baltimore-and-ohio-railroad\"\u003eBaltimore and Ohio Railroad\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e in 1929 and renamed the Alton Railroad.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eIn 1942, the Line was again sold to the Isaac Tigrett System where it helped form the nation's second Mid-Continent trunk line between Chicago and the Gulf under the \u003cstrong\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/ghostsofwallstreet.com\/collections\/gulf-mobile-and-ohio-railroad\"\u003eGulf, Mobile and Ohio Railroad\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e name. Finally, in 1972, the Company merged with the \u003cstrong\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/ghostsofwallstreet.com\/collections\/illinois-central-railroad\"\u003eIllinois Central\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e to form the current Illinois Central Gulf System."}

Chicago and Alton Railroad Company

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Intricately engraved antique bond certificate from the Chicago and Alton Railroad Company dating back to the 1890's. This document carries the signatures of the company Vice President and Assistant Secretary, was printed by the American Bank Note Company and measures approximately 10 1/4" (w) by 14 1/2" (h).

This certificate features a pair of beautiful vignettes including a train on a turntable at the top and a stately eagle on the bottom.

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You will receive the exact certificate pictured.

    Historical Context


    The Chicago and Alton Railroad began service in 1847 in Illinois as the Alton and Sangamon Railroad and later linked Alton to Springfield and Joliet. However, financial reverses forced the Company through several bankruptcies and name changes until about 1855 when the Road was reorganized as the Chicago and Alton. The heyday of the Chicago and Alton Railway occurred after the Civil War when it operated nearly 1000 miles of track.

    By 1879 the Line was complete: beginning in Chicago, it bridge the Mississippi River at Louisiana, Missouri, extended through the town of Mexico to bridge the Missouri River at Glasgow and arrived at Kansas City, its western terminus, all on its own rails. Around the turn of the century, the E.H. Harriman Syndicate bought the Line, watered its stock, and shifted its assets first to the Union Pacific, then the Rock Island, and finally the Clover Leaf. After the Company's third receivership, it was sold to the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad in 1929 and renamed the Alton Railroad.

    In 1942, the Line was again sold to the Isaac Tigrett System where it helped form the nation's second Mid-Continent trunk line between Chicago and the Gulf under the Gulf, Mobile and Ohio Railroad name. Finally, in 1972, the Company merged with the Illinois Central to form the current Illinois Central Gulf System.

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