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Indianapolis & St. Louis Railway Company


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Product Details

Nicely engraved antique stock certificate from the Indianapolis & St. Louis Railway Company dating back to the 1800's. This document was printed by W. J. Morgan & Company and measures approximately 10 1/2" (w) by 8 1/2" (h).


The certificate's intricate vignette features a passenger train called "Governor."

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 founded by the Bellefountaine ("Bee Line") Railway in 1868 to compete with William Riley McKeen’s Terre Haute & Indianapolis Railroad. The line eventually entered into an agreement to use the St. Louis, Alton & Terre Haute tracks west of Terre Haute.

    In the 1870s, it built a passenger depot on the north side of Sixth and Tippecanoe streets and an elaborate freight depot two blocks west. Ultimately, the Indianapolis & St. Louis and its affiliates were absorbed by the Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago & St. Louis Railroad, known as "The Big Four."