Nicely engraved antique bond certificate from the Chicago, Saint Paul, Minneapolis and Omaha Railway Company dating back to the 1940's. This document, which is signed by the company Assistant Vice President and Assistant Secretary, was printed by the Franklin-Lee Division of the American Bank Note Company and measures approximately 10" (w) by 15" (h).
The vignette features a train steaming down the tracks.
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The Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis and Omaha Railway or Omaha Road (reporting mark CMO) had trackage in Nebraska, Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin and South Dakota. It was incorporated in 1880 as a consolidation of the Chicago, St. Paul and Minneapolis Railway and the North Wisconsin Railway. The Chicago and North Western Railway gained control in 1882. The C&NW leased the Omaha Road in 1957 and merged the company into itself in 1972.
At the end of 1956, the CStPM&O operated 1,616 miles of road and 2,396 miles of track. That year it reported 2,115 million net ton-miles of revenue freight and 65 million passenger miles.