Saint Paul & Sioux City Railroad Company


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Product Details

Nicely engraved antique stock certificate from the Saint Paul & Sioux City Railroad Company dating back to the 1800's. This document was printed by the Franklin Engraving & Printing Co. and measures approximately 10 1/4" (w) by 7" (h).


This piece features a great vignette of train rounding a bend under a canopy of trees.

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

At the time of the organization of the Minnesota Valley Railroad Company, and at the instance of its incorporators, there was organized the Sioux City & St. Paul Railroad Company, to build a railroad from Sioux City to the south line of Minnesota. On April 7, 1869, the name of the Minnesota Valley Railroad company was changed to St. Paul & Sioux City Railroad company, organized with a capital stock of $2,400,000.

In 1871 a contract was made between these two companies by the terms of which the Sioux City & St. Paul company completed the line of road from St. James to LeMars. Iowa, where connection was made with the Iowa Falls & Sioux City railroad for Sioux City. For several years the line was operated by the two companies - from St. Paul to St. James by the St. Paul & Sioux City Railroad company, and from St. James to Sioux City by the Sioux City & St. Paul Railroad company - both companies controlled by the same interests.

On May 25, 1880, a reorganization was brought about and the line, together with others, became known as the Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha.

In December, 1882, the line became a part of the Northwestern system.

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