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North Jersey Rapid Transit Company

$95.00

SKU: 7383

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Product Details

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.

    Historical Context
    The North Jersey Rapid Transit Company existed from 1910 to 1928. The line served East Paterson, Fair Lawn, Glen Rock, Ridgewood, Ho-Ho-Kus, Waldwick, Allendale, Ramsey, Mahwah and Suffern (New York.) The line was the first of Ridgewood's two trolleys. It ran on the land now known as the "Public Service right-of-way."

    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.