Intricately engraved antique income bond scrip certificate from the Chicago, Kansas and Western Railroad Company dating back to the 1880's. This document, which is signed by the company Comptroller and Assistant Treasurer, was printed by the American Bank Note Company, and measures approximately 10 3/4" (w) by 7" (h).
This certificate features a pair of great vignettes. At the top there is a head-on locomotive and the bottom is the Kansas State Seal.
You will receive the exact certificate pictured.
This railroad was formed by combining the charters of ten smaller railroads on May 31, 1886. At this time, the Santa Fe Railroad and the Missouri Pacific Railroad were in stiff competition to build lines in new territory. The Chicago, Kansas and Western Railroad was busy building many disconnected lines all over Kansas and then leased them to one of the two competitors.
The company continued until it was sold to the Santa Fe Railroad in April, 1901.