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Chicago, Burlington and Northern Railroad Company

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SKU: 5876
Product Details

 

Intricately engraved antique stock certificate from the Chicago, Burlington and Northern Railroad Company dating back to the 1880's. This document was printed by the American Bank Note Company, and measures approximately 10 3/4" (w) by 7" (h).

 

The vignette on this piece shows a locomotive flanked by a pair of griffins.

Images

The images presented are representative of the piece(s) you will receive. When representative images are presented for one of our offerings, you will receive a certificate in similar condition as the one pictured; however dating, denomination, certificate number and issuance details may vary.

Historical Context

The Chicago, Burlington, and Northern Railway Company was constructed by the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad and was built along the west bank of the Mississippi River. By1896 the line had three daily trains each way from St. Paul, St. Louis and Chicago.

The line's connection to the CB&Q gave it direct routes to Council Bluffs, Omaha Des Moines, Kansas City, Streater, Peoria, Quincy, Lincoln and other large cities in Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas, Illinois, and Missouri. Connections made travel to Texas and the Pacific coast possible as well as sites in Cheyenne, Wyoming; Denver, Colorado; and Deadwood, South Dakota.

The CB&N merged into the CB&Q in 1899.