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Northern Electric Railway Company


SKU: 2426
Product Details

Beautifully engraved antique bond certificate from the Northern Electric Railway Company dating back to the early 1900's. This document, which is signed by the company President and Secretary, measures approximately 9 3/4" (w) by 14" (h).


This certificate's vignette features one of the company's electrified trolleys.

You will receive the exact certificate pictured.

    Historical Context

    The Sacramento Northern (SN) was an electrified interurban railroad in California that extended 183 miles from Oakland north to Chico. There were two branches, one to Woodland-Colusa, and the other to Oroville. The SN had been two separate interurban companies connecting at Sacramento until 1925.

    The Oakland, Antioch, and Eastern Railway was a trolley-wire powered line that ran from Oakland through a tunnel in the Oakland hills to Moraga, Walnut Creek, Concord, Pittsburg, to Sacramento. It was renamed the San Francisco-Sacramento Railroad briefly.

    The Northern Electric Railway was a third-rail powered line that ran from Sacramento north through Marysville-Yuba City to Chico. The train crossed the Sacramento River on the Red Gate Bridge. It was renamed the Sacramento Northern Railroad in 1914.

    In 1928, the two lines combined to become the Sacramento Northern Railway and came under control of the Western Pacific Railroad which operated it as a separate entity.