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Greensburgh and Hempfield Electric Street Railway Company


SKU: 3147
Product Details


Beautifully engraved antique bond certificate from the Greensburgh and Hempfield Electric Street Railway Company dating back to the 1890's. This document, which has been signed by the company President and Secretary was printed by the Wm. F. Murphy's Sons Co. of Philadelphia, and measures approximately 16 1/2" (w) by 16 3/4" (h) - including the two full rows of coupons at the bottom.


This certificate's fantastic vignette features the Pennsylvania State Seal with a canal scene to the left and a paddlewheeler to the right.


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

    This line was incorporated in 1889 and ran under the name Greensburg & Hempfield Street Railway until 1901. In 1901, it became the Pittsburgh McKeesport & Greensburg Railway Company, before becoming the West Penn Railways Company in 1907.

    Streetcar use was discontinued in 1952, when the company became the City Rapid Transit Lines, Inc. In 1962, the company was renamed the Greensburg City Lines.