Beautifully engraved antique bond certificate from the Cincinnati, Indianapolis, St. Louis and Chicago Railway Company dating back to the 1880's. This document, which was printed by the Franklin Bank Note Company, is signed by the company President and Secretary, and measures approximately 10 3/4" (w) by 16 1/4" (h)
The vignette features a train steaming past a paddlewheeler on a river.
40 coupons remain attached at the right margin.
You will receive the exact certificate pictured.
Please note edge faults along bottom margin.
This company was organized by the merger in 1889 of the Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati and Indianapolis Railway Company, and the Cincinnati, Indianapolis, St Louis and Chicago Railway Company.
This popular line was known as the Kankakee Line of the Big Four. The line’s claim to fame was that it was the quickest route from Chicago to a variety of points south. They also advertised extravagant parlor cars, Reclining Chairs, Pullman Sleepers and Elegant Coaches.