Beautifully engraved antique bond certificate from the Evansville, Indianapolis & Terre Haute Railway Company dating back to the 1920's. This document, which is signed by the company Vice President and Secretary, was printed by the American Bank Note Company and measures approximately 13 1/2" (w) by 9 1/4" (h).
This certificate's intricate vignette shows a busy train yard including a number of trains, track workers and a large signal tower.
You will receive the exact certificate pictured.
Please note there is a 1/2" fold split at the top center that has been tape repaired on the back of the certificate.
The roots of this line go back to the Evansville, Worthington & Terre Haute Railroad, which later became the Evansville & Terre Haute Railroad. The line became part of the Chicago & Eastern Illinois Railroad in the 1880's.
In 1920, the Evansville & Terre Haute went into foreclosure and was re-organized as the Evansville, Indianapolis & Terre Haute Railway - which operated as the Evansville division of the Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Louis Railway.
The line, which later became part of the New York Central Railroad, ran from Terre Haute, Indiana, to Straight Line Junction, Indiana
All of our pieces are original - we do not sell reproductions. If you ever find out that one of our pieces is not authentic, you may return it for a full refund of the purchase price and any associated shipping charges.