Peoria, Decatur & Evansville Railway Company


SKU: 746gr
Product Details

Beautifully engraved antique stock certificate from the Peoria, Decatur & Evansville Railway Company dating back to the 1880's. This document, which is signed by the company Vice President and Secretary, was printed by the Franklin Bank Note Company, and measures approximately 11" (w) by 8" (h).

This certificate features a great vignette of a locomotive and tender.


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

The Peoria, Decatur & Evansville Railway was formed in 1880 as a consolidation of the Pekin, Lincoln & Decatur Railroad and the Decatur, Mattoon and Southern Railroad.

The PD&E connected Peoria, Illinois with Evansville, Indiana for the last two decades of the 19th century before being absorbed by the Illinois Central Railroad System in 1900.

The PD&E also had two branch lines, one of which was not included in the IC takeover. Despite the fact that it was such a short lived railroad, the line was still being called "the old PD&E" as late as 1940.