Collectible Stocks and Bonds from North American Railroads     by Terry Cox

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SOU-479.0, Southern Railway Co

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    • stock - no vignette, title on second line, counter-signature area left, '189-', $100 par, $350,000,000 cap, no printer name
      • common, pink paper
            BLACK, odd sh  [F6]     #  

    • stock trust certificate - two reclining females flank standing child, for common stock, $100 par, '19--', by American Bank Note Co
    • stock trust certificate - train approaches track workers r-l replacing ties in foreground, Mobile & Ohio stock trust, by American Bank Note Co
      • 1-in wide border, older appearance
        • '19--' printed
        • '190-' printed
            GREEN, <100 sh  [F7]     #  
            BLUE GREEN, 100 sh  [F7]     #  

      • 1/2-in border, more modern appearance, 19--' printed
    • stock - two seated males flank view of loco, crossing sign and cracking towers, by American Bank Note Co
      • series A preferred, $2.60 par
            BLUE, odd sh  [F7]     #  

      • series A preferred, no par
            RED, <100 sh  [F7]       

    • bond - 'Commerce' seated amid sacks, horizontal format, registered gold, 4%, 1901, by American Bank Note Co
      • 1st mortgage St Louis Division
            ORANGE, $10,000  [F7]     #  

    • bond - seated male and female beside seated Justice (vignette: 'Justice and Civilization'), 1st consolidated mortgage, 5%, 100-yr, 1894, due 1994, by American Bank Note Co
      • horizontal format, female top left looking right ('Haidee' by S. Oyama), 'Liberty' top right looking left (by A. Jones), registered gold
    • bond - train approaches l-r beyond workers, overpass beyond (vignette: 'Locomotive & Work Crew (4)'), collateral trust, 5%, 5-yr, 1904, due 1909, by American Bank Note Co
      • vertical format, bearer gold coupon
            BLUE GREEN, $1,000  [F7]     #  

      • horizontal format, registered gold
            BROWN, $1,000  [F7]       
            RED, $50,000  [F7]     #  

    • bond - men turn large 4-4-0 loco r-l on turntable, horizontal format, series B, 1st consolidated mortgage, registered gold, '19--', 4%, 100-yr, 1894, due 1994, by American Bank Note Co
    • bond - yard with cars, train r-l and cracking towers beyond, horizontal format, series A development & general mortgage, registered gold, '19--', 4%, 50-yr, 1906, due 1956, by American Bank Note Co, some stamped with 2.5% and 6.5% interest rate amendments
    • bond - passenger train approaches r-l around curve, track crew carries rail (vignette: 'Locomotive and Work Crew (3)'), vertical format, development & general mortgage, bearer gold coupon, 4%, 50-yr, 1906, due 1956, by American Bank Note Co
    • bond - Roman head looking right, vertical format, 1st consolidated mortgage, registered gold, CUSIP number right, facsimile signatures, variable issue date, 5%, due 1994, by American Bank Note Co
            ORANGE, $1,000  [F7]       
            OLIVE, $5,000  [F7]     #  
            BROWN, $10,000  [F7]     #  

    • bond - two seated males flank view of loco, crossing sign and cracking towers, 1st & general mortgage, by American Bank Note Co
    • bond - train r-l at harbor with ships and warehouse beyond (vignette: 'Ship & Locomotive'), certificate format, East Tennessee Reorganization, bearer gold coupon, by American Bank Note Co
            GRAY BLUE, $1,000  [F7]     #  

    • bond - three men beside loco r-l under bridge, vertical format, series B 1st consolidated mortgage, bearer gold coupon, 4%, 102-yr, 1902, due 1994, by American Bank Note Co
            GREEN, $1,000  [F7]     #  

    • bond - train passes another on siding l-r, vertical format, secured gold note, bearer coupon, 5%, 2-yr, 1917, due 1919, by American Bank Note Co
            BROWN, $5,000  [F7]     #  


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