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Monte Cristo Railway Company

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SKU: 4039
Product Details

Intricately engraved antique stock certificate from the Monte Cristo Railway Company dating back to the early 1900's. This document was printed by the Wycliffe Press Corporation of New York and measures approximately 11 1/2" (w) by 9 1/4" (h).

 

The vignette on this piece shows a train steaming through the countryside. A second train can be seen in the background.

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 Washington on August 27, 1900 as a consolidation of the Everett & Monte Cristo Railway (incorporated March 14, 1892) and the Snohomish, Skykomish & Spokane Railway and Transportation Company (incorporated April 23, 1891.)

The company operated over 60 miles of track, with the main line running between Everett and Monte Cristo.

The line, which primarily served the areas mining and timber industries, was acquired by the Northern Pacific Railway on August 1, 1903.