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Intended to merge or purchase railroads that had built lines between the southern suburbs of Chicago and Terre Haute, Indiana through Danville, Illinois, the C\u0026amp;EI constructed a new line from Chicago to a Mississippi River connection in extreme southern Illinois at Thebes.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cdiv style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0055\/6253\/1904\/files\/CHICAGOEASTERNILLINOISRR.png?v=1597403196\" alt=\"\" style=\"margin-top: 15px; margin-right: 25px; margin-bottom: 20px; float: left;\" width=\"357\" height=\"181\"\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\nThe management of the Chicago and Eastern Illinois and the Chicago and Indiana Coal Railway (\"the Coal Road\" or C\u0026amp;IC) became intertwined and eventually a connection was built between the two railroads between Goodland, \u003cstrong\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/ghostsofwallstreet.com\/collections\/indiana\"\u003eIndiana\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e (on the C\u0026amp;IC) and Momence (on the C\u0026amp;EI). 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charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eProduct Details\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eBeautifully engraved antique stock certificate from the Chicago and Eastern Illinois Railroad 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 11 3\/4\" (w) by 7 1\/4\" (h).\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eThis certificate features three great vignettes. A train at a station appears at the top right, a long coal train is shown at the bottom center, and the \"C\" in the company name contains a cherub with a planter.\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\u003ch5\u003eHistorical Context\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe \u003cstrong\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/ghostsofwallstreet.com\/collections\/chicago-and-eastern-illinois-railroad\"\u003eChicago and Eastern Illinois Railroad\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e was organized in 1877 as a consolidation of three others -- the Chicago, Danville and Vincennes Railroad (\u003cstrong\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/ghostsofwallstreet.com\/collections\/chicago-illinois\"\u003eChicago\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e to Danville, November 1871), the Evansville, Terre Haute and Chicago Railroad (Danville to \u003cstrong\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/ghostsofwallstreet.com\/collections\/terre-haute-indiana\"\u003eTerre Haute\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e, October 1871) and the Evansville and Terre Haute (Terre Haute to Evansville, November 1854). Intended to merge or purchase railroads that had built lines between the southern suburbs of Chicago and Terre Haute, Indiana through Danville, Illinois, the C\u0026amp;EI constructed a new line from Chicago to a Mississippi River connection in extreme southern Illinois at Thebes.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cdiv style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0055\/6253\/1904\/files\/CHICAGOEASTERNILLINOISRR.png?v=1597403196\" alt=\"\" style=\"margin-top: 15px; margin-right: 25px; margin-bottom: 20px; float: left;\" width=\"357\" height=\"181\"\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\nThe management of the Chicago and Eastern Illinois and the Chicago and Indiana Coal Railway (\"the Coal Road\" or C\u0026amp;IC) became intertwined and eventually a connection was built between the two railroads between Goodland, \u003cstrong\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/ghostsofwallstreet.com\/collections\/indiana\"\u003eIndiana\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e (on the C\u0026amp;IC) and Momence (on the C\u0026amp;EI). By 1894 the Eastern had merged the C\u0026amp;IC. The C\u0026amp;EI continued this vigorous growth into the next decade.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eIn 1902, the \u003cstrong\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/ghostsofwallstreet.com\/collections\/st-louis-san-francisco-railway\"\u003eFrisco\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e purchased a controlling interest in the Chicago and Eastern Illinois and continued building; first a connection between the two railroads at Pana, \u003cstrong\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/ghostsofwallstreet.com\/collections\/illinois\"\u003eIllinois\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e, next extending the line in Indiana to Evansville and a connection with the Ohio River. However, in 1913 financial problems led to the collapse of the Frisco, and the Eastern was once again on its own by 1920. The C\u0026amp;EI spun off a variety of their lines, including the \"Coal Road\" (which became the Chicago, Attica and Southern Railroad). The C\u0026amp;EI did not survive the Great Depression intact, entering bankruptcy in 1933, re-emerging just before World War II in 1940. The railroad continued its brisk growth once again, gaining access to \u003cstrong\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/ghostsofwallstreet.com\/collections\/st-louis-missouri\"\u003eSt. Louis, Missouri\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e in 1954.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eThe \u003cstrong\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/ghostsofwallstreet.com\/collections\/missouri-pacific-railroad\"\u003eMissouri Pacific\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e and the \u003cstrong\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/ghostsofwallstreet.com\/collections\/louisville-nashville-railroad\"\u003eLouisville and Nashville\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e began carving up the Chicago and Eastern Illinois between them starting in 1961. The line directly south of Chicago to near Danville was actually purchased by both railroads (and to this day continues to be owned and operated jointly by MoPac and L\u0026amp;N's successors, \u003cstrong\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/ghostsofwallstreet.com\/collections\/union-pacific-railroad\"\u003eUnion Pacific Railway\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e and CSX Transportation respectively), but Missouri Pacific eventually merged the Eastern in 1976."}

Chicago and Eastern Illinois Railroad Company

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Beautifully engraved antique stock certificate from the Chicago and Eastern Illinois Railroad 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 11 3/4" (w) by 7 1/4" (h).

This certificate features three great vignettes. A train at a station appears at the top right, a long coal train is shown at the bottom center, and the "C" in the company name contains a cherub with a planter.

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Historical Context

The Chicago and Eastern Illinois Railroad was organized in 1877 as a consolidation of three others -- the Chicago, Danville and Vincennes Railroad (Chicago to Danville, November 1871), the Evansville, Terre Haute and Chicago Railroad (Danville to Terre Haute, October 1871) and the Evansville and Terre Haute (Terre Haute to Evansville, November 1854). Intended to merge or purchase railroads that had built lines between the southern suburbs of Chicago and Terre Haute, Indiana through Danville, Illinois, the C&EI constructed a new line from Chicago to a Mississippi River connection in extreme southern Illinois at Thebes.

The management of the Chicago and Eastern Illinois and the Chicago and Indiana Coal Railway ("the Coal Road" or C&IC) became intertwined and eventually a connection was built between the two railroads between Goodland, Indiana (on the C&IC) and Momence (on the C&EI). By 1894 the Eastern had merged the C&IC. The C&EI continued this vigorous growth into the next decade.

In 1902, the Frisco purchased a controlling interest in the Chicago and Eastern Illinois and continued building; first a connection between the two railroads at Pana, Illinois, next extending the line in Indiana to Evansville and a connection with the Ohio River. However, in 1913 financial problems led to the collapse of the Frisco, and the Eastern was once again on its own by 1920. The C&EI spun off a variety of their lines, including the "Coal Road" (which became the Chicago, Attica and Southern Railroad). The C&EI did not survive the Great Depression intact, entering bankruptcy in 1933, re-emerging just before World War II in 1940. The railroad continued its brisk growth once again, gaining access to St. Louis, Missouri in 1954.

The Missouri Pacific and the Louisville and Nashville began carving up the Chicago and Eastern Illinois between them starting in 1961. The line directly south of Chicago to near Danville was actually purchased by both railroads (and to this day continues to be owned and operated jointly by MoPac and L&N's successors, Union Pacific Railway and CSX Transportation respectively), but Missouri Pacific eventually merged the Eastern in 1976.

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