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Indianapolis, Crawfordsville and Danville Electric Railway Company

$12.00

SKU: 4506
Product Details

Nicely engraved antique stock certificate from the Indianapolis, Crawfordsville and Danville Electric Railway Company dating back to the 1910's. This document was printed by the Franklin-Lee Division of the American Bank Note Company and measures approximately 12 1/4" (w) by 8 1/2" (h).

You will receive the exact certificate pictured.

    Historical Context

    This line, originally known as the Indianapolis, Crawfordsville and Western Traction Company, was nicknamed the "Ben Hur Route" in honor of Lew Wallace of Crawfordsville, author of the novel "Ben Hur."

    In 1912, it became part of the Terre Haute, Indianapolis & Eastern Traction Company. The THI&E continued to operate the "Ben Hur Special" train between Crawfordsville and Indianapolis, but the THI&E was not a very financially strong company, and by 1930, it was abandoning branch lines. The last train ran on the Indianapolis-Crawfordsville line on October 31, 1930.

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