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Rio Grand in tilte Colorado RR. (114887)

Rio Grand in tilte Colorado RR. (114887)

Item Description:

2 certificates. 1. The Rio Grande Junction Railway Co. was a joint venture between the Colorado Midland and the Denver & Rio Grande Railroad, set up in 1890 to build a shared railroad line between New Castle, CO., and Grand Junction, CO. #31, I/C, 100 shares @$100 ea. issued March 24. 1890 signed. Purple, no seal, vignette top 2-6-0 exiting tunnel, SHARES $100 EACH purple underprint, American Bank Note Co. EF. 1. The Rio Grande Southern Railroad Co. The RGS was founded in 1889 Colorado by Otto Mears, and construction began in 1890 to go around the most rugged part of the San Juan Mountains,1953, the last train ran on the RGS. Known for its Galloping Geese railcars (7). #4801, U/U, $1000 50 year 5% First Mortgage gold bearer bond, dateline July1. 1890, vignette bottom 4-4-0 passing mountains, top cherub above number, coupons 1-100 attached. Homer Lee Bank Note Co. EF-AU

Provenance: Ken Prag Collection
Country (if not USA):
State: Colorado
City/County:
Date: 1890

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