Collectible Stocks and Bonds from North American Railroads     by Terry Cox

A guidebook and catalog of prices
(I do NOT buy or sell certificates on this website)

Search this website for information about collecting stocks and bonds.


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

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PURPOSE of this website



GENERAL INFORMATION about certificates

PRICES of collectible certificates


TYPES of certificates

AREAS of North America covered

COMPANIES in this project

AUTOGRAPHS currently known on railroad certificates

BUYING certificates

  • DEALERS who sell railroad certificates
  • Understanding EBAY BIDDING.
  • GERMAN GLOSSARY - Glossary of common words used to describe certificates in German catalogs and price lists.


STATE SEALS (Coats of Arms) on certificates

LINKS to related websites

ORGANIZATIONS for stock and bond collectors

NEWSLETTERS, an achived collection of the UPDATE newsletter I mailed to contributors until 2009.

COX'S CORNER, an ongoing column I write for IBSS's Scripophily magazine

COXRAIL BLOG for timely news, announcements and articles

HELPING WITH THIS PROJECT. Every collector has something to offer.

REFERENCES USED in this guide

MISCELLANEOUS ISSUES related to collecting certificates

MISCELLANEOUS ISSUES related to railroads

MISCELLANEOUS ISSUES related to engraving


I strongly recommend buying the Cox Catalog 3rd Edition from your favorite SCRIPOPHILY DEALER. Catalog cover
If they do not carry, or are out of stock, you may buy directly from me. Simply click the buy button below.



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Please contact me if you have certificates not yet listed. (See How You Can Help.)

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PLEASE contact the many fine dealers listed on my dealers page to buy certificates.

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