PLEASE SEE OUR HOME PAGE FOR A SPECIAL OFFER!!
PLEASE NOTE: ALL ORDERS PLACED TODAY WILL SHIP ON JULY 19, 2019
Thank you for your patience as we are on the road acquiring new inventory for our store!

Citizens' Street Railroad Company of Shelby County, Tennessee

$29.00

SKU: 1224
Product Details

Beautifully engraved antique stock certificate from the Citizens' Street Railroad Company of Shelby County, Tennessee dating back to the 1880's. This document, which has been signed by the company President and Secretary, was printed by S. C. Toof & Co. of Memphis, and measures approximately 10" (w) by 7 3/4" (h).

 

This certificate's vignette features a horse-drawan trolley.

You will receive the exact certificate pictured.

    Historical Context

     

    The Citizens' Street Railroad Company was originally incorporated in Tennessee on May 23, 1866.

    In 1890, when the company suffered a financial setback, Albert Merritt Billings of Chicago, bought the company for over $2,000,000. Billings placed electric power on the roads and the company became a great success. Billings recruited Frank G. Jones from Iowa to operate the company as vice-president. At its peak the interurban operated nearly 77 miles of trackage, 51 one of which was double-track.

    In March 1895, the Memphis Street Railway Company was formed through the merger of several smaller systems including the Memphis & Raleigh Springs Railroad, East End Street Railway, city & Suburban Railway, and the Citizens Street Railroad.

    You might also like