Beautifully engraved antique stock certificate from Seatrain Lines, Inc. dating back to the 1950's. This document, which contains the printed signatures of the company President and Secretary, was printed by the Security Bank Note Company, and measures approximately 12" (w) by 8" (h).
This certificate features a vignette of an allegorical male figure (Mercury) flanked by a pair of trains and a paddlewheeler to the left and a cargo ship to the right.
You will receive the exact certificate pictured.
Seatrain utilized large cranes to load specially-designed ships with railroad cars for transshipment to Cuba and Texas. Seatrain started its New Jersey presence in 1941 with a pier on the Hoboken Manufacturer's, adjacent to the engine facility.
After World War II, Seatrain moved operations to Edgewater, on the Susquehanna. However, Seatrain kept a presence in Hoboken until its bankruptcy in 1979. Towards the end of its life, Seatrain shifted from railroad equipment transport to containerized transport, a technique that is well-known today. This relegated its specially-designed ships to retirement.