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Baltimore Consolidated Railway Company

$35.00

SKU: 469
Product Details

Intricately engraved antique stock certificate from the Baltimore Consolidated Railway Company dating back to the 1890's. This document, which is signed by the company President and Treasurer, was printed by the Franklin Bank Note Company and measures approximately 10 1/2" (w) by 6 3/4" (h).

 

The vignette features a trolley and a horse-drawn carriage on a busy city street.

You will receive the exact certificate pictured.

    Historical Context

    The Baltimore Consolidated Railway was organized on June 18, 1897 as a merger of the Baltimore Traction Company, the Lake Roland Elevated Railway and the City and Suburban Railway, which included the Guilford Avenue Elevated.

    On March 4, 1899, the United Railway and Electric Company was brought into being by the merger of the Baltimore Consolidated Railway and the City Passenger Railway. This new company now operated about 350 miles of track. The name
    was changed in 1935 to the Baltimore Transit Company.