Helena Electric Railway Company


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Product Details


Beautifully engraved antique stock certificate from the Helena Electric Railway Company dating back to the 1890's. This document was printed by the Western Bank Note Company and measures approximately 11 1/2" (w) by 7 3/4" (h). 


This certificate features a pair of great vignettes - a topless Liberty allegory at the top left corner and a fist holding lightning bolts at the bottom center.


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

    Noted Montana and ardent Helena promoter C. A. Broadwater organized the Helena Electric Railway Company in March, 1890. In May of that year, Broadwater's street railway line began operation of the first electric railway in the city.


    In 1894, the line was consolidated with the Helena Rapid Transit Railroad, Helena Electric Company and the Helena Gas Light and Coke Company to form the Helena Power and Light Company.


    Trolley service was discontinued on New Year's Day 1928 - replaced by more modern buses.