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Kansas City Railways Company


SKU: 1555
Product Details

Beautifully engraved antique stock certificate from the Kansas City Railways Company dating back to the 1910's. This document, which is signed by the company Attorney in Fact, was printed by the Western Bank Note Company, and measures approximately 12" (w) by 8" (h).


This certificate features a beautiful vignette of a pair of trolleys on a busy city street.

You will receive the exact certificate pictured. Please note small chip in the upper right corner margin.

Historical Context

The Kansas City Railways Company was incorporated under laws of Missouri on June 6, 1914, as a succcessor to the Metrpolitan Street Railway Company. The company then acquired all the property, rights, franchises and privileges of the Kansas City Elevated Railway Company and the Kansas City & Westport Belt Railway Company.

The company owned and operated the entire street railway system serving the cities of Kansas City and Independence, Missouri; and Kansas City and Rosedale, Kansas.

After a series of post war strikes, which resulted in property damage and bloodshed, the railway went into receivership in 1920. The receivership ended in October 1926 when Kansas City Railways was succeeded by the Kansas City Public Service Company.