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Norfolk and Western Railway Company

SKU: 1055br
Norfolk and Western Railway Company Bond Certificate
Norfolk and Western Railway Company Bond Certificate
Norfolk and Western Railway Company Bond Certificate
Norfolk and Western Railway Company Bond Certificate

Norfolk and Western Railway Company

SKU: 1055br
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Images are representative of the piece you will receive



Guaranteed authentic



Over 75 years old



Registered first lien and general mortgage gold bond



1920's and 1930's



Issued, canceled



American Bank Note Company



Hand signed



15" (w) by 10" (h)



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Incorporated in the mid 19th century as the Norfolk and Petersburg, the line connecting the two Virginia cities was completed in 1858. Part of the track crossing the “Dismal Swamp;” was laid on a mat of trees and logs. The Norfolk and Petersburg consolidated with the Southside Railroad and the Virginia and Tennessee in 1867. The three roads merged completely in three years later to form the Atlantic, Mississippi and Ohio.

In 1881, the AM&O was sold to Clark banking interests, who renamed it Norfolk and Western. In 1924, the Pennsylvania Railroad bought an interest in this Roanoke, Virginia based coal carrier – whose main operation was to transport output from the mining areas of West Virginia and Kentucky.

Later, the company made a determined effort to improve its locomotives in an effort to make them compete with the new diesels.

In its own design offices and own locomotive works at Roanoke, the line produced three new locomotives. The J class 4-8-4, first built in 1941, was designed to haul the prestige passenger services at 100mph or more, while the A class 2-6-6-4 and Y class 2-8-8-2 articulated types were used for freight work. The major benefit of these new engines was a streamlined maintenance regime between runs, which allowed inspection, refueling and lubrication to occur in less than hour.

This drove down maintenance costs by an estimated 37%. Eventually though, the Norfolk & Western succumbed to the benefits of the diesel, placing orders for 75 units in 1957. Later, there was a sustained push for the consolidation of numerous lines. In the fall of 1959, the Norfolk and Western, and the Virginian merged. It was during this time, that nation saw a marked decline in total track mileage. At its peak the line operated some 8,000 miles of track, 1,300 locomotives and 86,000 freight cars.

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All of our pieces are genuine - we do not sell reproductions. If you ever find out that one of our pieces is not authentic, you may return it for a full refund of the purchase price and any associated shipping charges.

All of our pieces are genuine - we do not sell reproductions. If you ever find out that one of our pieces is not authentic, you may return it for a full refund of the purchase price and any associated shipping charges.

Are the certificates you sell negotiable on any of today's stock markets or indexes?

Certificates carry no value on any of today's financial indexes and no transfer of ownership is implied. All items offered are collectible in nature only. So, you can frame them, but you can't cash them in!

Certificates carry no value on any of today's financial indexes and no transfer of ownership is implied. All items offered are collectible in nature only. So, you can frame them, but you can't cash them in!

Are the images presented in your product listings of the exact piece I will receive?

It depends. We try to present images of the exact piece you will receive whenever possible. However, when we are offering quantities of a piece, this is impossible. Within every product page we detail whether or not you will be receiving the exact certificate listed, or if the image is a representative example of the one you will receive.  

It depends. We try to present images of the exact piece you will receive whenever possible. However, when we are offering quantities of a piece, this is impossible. Within every product page we detail whether or not you will be receiving the exact certificate listed, or if the image is a representative example of the one you will receive.  

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We ship all orders via the United States Postal Service. Most domestic orders are shipped via Ground Advantage. USPS International, Priority and Express Mail, UPS and DHL services are also available, and costs are calculated during checkout. Current charges may be reviewed here.

Can I return my purchase? 

Absolutely. You may return any merchandise, for any reason, within 30 days of the purchase date for a full refund of the purchase price.

We guarantee all of our pieces to be authentic. If you ever determine that a piece is not authentic, it may be returned for a full refund of the purchase price as well as any associated shipping charges.

Absolutely. You may return any merchandise, for any reason, within 30 days of the purchase date for a full refund of the purchase price.

We guarantee all of our pieces to be authentic. If you ever determine that a piece is not authentic, it may be returned for a full refund of the purchase price as well as any associated shipping charges.

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Yes. We purchase old stocks and bonds as collectible pieces. Feel free to contact us or use our chat system to let us know what you have. We will get back to you as soon as we can!

Do you research stocks and bonds to determine if they are still negotiable?

No we do not. You would need to have a firm that specializes in such a search to determine if your stock or bond remains negotiable. We buy and sell stocks and bonds as collectible pieces only.

No we do not. You would need to have a firm that specializes in such a search to determine if your stock or bond remains negotiable. We buy and sell stocks and bonds as collectible pieces only.

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