Beautifully engraved antique stock certificate from the New Jersey Rapid Transit Company dating back to the 1910's. This document, which has been signed by the company President and Treasurer, was printed by the New York Bank Note Company and measures approximately 11 1/2" (w) by 8 1/2" (h).
This certificate's vignette features a trolley with an old house and car in the background.
You will receive the exact certificate pictured.
The company was eventually absorbed by Public Service. Trolleys became obsolete as they were replaced by buses and personal cars. Public Service took advantage of their right to the land and used it for gas and electrical service. Little evidence of these trolleys remain. In Ridgewood, in addition to the "right-of-way", the bridge over the Hohokus Brook in Veterans Memorial Park is a former trolley crossing.