Collectible Stocks and Bonds from North American Railroads     by Terry Cox

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Search the Coxrail database for descriptions of 23,700+ certificates from over 7,400 North American railroad companies.

Areas of the world covered

I try to list every certificate for every railroad in North America.

"North America" includes the land mass north of Panama border with Colombia, including all the Caribbean islands north of the South American coast, Hawaii and Greenland. This area encompasses 23 countries and several British, Dutch and French protectorates.

Catalog numbers are assigned to certificates based on company name, I maintain a list of every railroad and railroad-related company I have ever found reference to.

Regardless of origin, companies that operated (or intended to operate) outside of North America are beyond the scope of this project. However, if foreign companies laid track anywhere in North America, or were otherwise involved in North American railroading, I try to include them. Of particular note are Dutch stock-holding consortiums that were very instrumental in American railroad finance.

Please contact me if you specialize in non-U.S. countries and have special knowledge of rail companies in your area of interest. I particularly need help with Central American countries south of Mexico.

Here is a census of all railroad companies recorded in North America as of Friday, November 12, 2021.

0Anguilla (UK)
0Antigua and Barbuda
0Aruba (NLD)
0Bahamas, The
0Bonaire (NLD)
1British Honduras
42Canada & United States of America
0Cayman Islands (UK)
11Costa Rica
0Curaçao (NLD)
6Domincan Republic
9El Salvador
0Greenland (DNK)
0Guadeloupe (FRA)
0Martinque (FRA)
14Mexico & United States of America
0Montserrat (UK)
64Netherlands, The
2Puerto Rico
0Saint Martin (FRA)
0Saint Pierre and Miquelon (FRA)
0Saint-Barthélemy (FRA)
0Sint Maarten (NLD)
2St Kitts and Nevis
0St Lucia
0St Vincent and The Grenadines
0Trinidad and Tobago
0Turks and Caicos Islands (UK)
5United Kingdom
26,172United States of America
0Virgin Islands, British (UK)
0Virgin Islands, United States (US)


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Page last updated October 4, 2015


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