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.

All about collectible certificates

These links lead to discussions about the various questions you may have about collectible stocks and bonds.

See my special page that explains the differences between stocks and bonds. Do not be surprised when you encounter certificates that do not fall cleanly into one category or another. There are, in fact, many certificates that defy clear-cut separation. Nonetheless, I try to lump certificates into three major categories, each with its own sub-divisions.

  • Stocks
    • common or capital
    • preferred
  • Bonds
    • mortgage/collateral
    • debentures
    • sinking fund
    • consolidated
    • land grant
    • government aid
    • equipment trusts
  • Other
    • scrip
    • warrants
    • receipts
    • temporary certificates
    • certificates of deposit
    • fractional certificates
    • stock transfers
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(Last updated Jan 8, 2012)


I strongly recommend buying the Cox Catalog 3rd Edition from your favorite SCRIPOPHILY DEALER. Catalog cover
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