Railroad Stock Certificates - Missouri Railroads (23) (105205)

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Railroad Stock Certificates - Missouri Railroads (23)   (105205)
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23 railroad stock certificates: 1) Missouri, Kansas & Texas Railway Co - 17 2) Kansas City & Pacific Railroad - 1, 3) Missouri, Pacific Railroad Co - 4. 4- Kansas City, Mexico & Orient Railway Co. - 1. Missouri, Kansas, Texas Railway is a former Class I railroad co. in U.S. with its last headquarters in Dallas. Established 1865 under name Union Pacific Railway, Southern Branch, it came to serve an extensive rail network in Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, and Missouri. In 1989, it merged with the Missouri Pacific Railroad. Present times part of Union Pacific Railroad. At the end of 1970 railroad operated 2,623 miles of road and 3,765 miles of track. Kansas City, Mexico & Orient Railway- 1 started in 1900 by Arthur Edward Stilwell, an American railroad entrepreneur. Was predecessor to Chihuahua al Pacífico railroad in Mexico. Intended to reach Pacific Ocean at Topolobampo, Sinaloa. US portion was incorp. in 1900 as Kansas City, Mexico, and Orient Railway and completed between Wichita, Kansas, and Alpine, Texas. Primary shops were first located in Fairview, Oklahoma. In 1910. Fairview shops were destroyed by fire, then re-established in Wichita. Forced into bankruptcy in 1912. William T. Kemper its' receiver, made a fortune when oil was discovered under its tracks. In 1914 it was reorganized, another reorganization in 1925 returned it to its original name. Known as The Orient railroad. Acquired by the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway in 1928, selling Mexican portions. Operating rights on the portion from San Angelo to Presidio awarded to Texas Pacifico Transportation. At the end of 1925 operated 738 miles of road on 859 miles of track with total of 330 million net ton-miles of revenue freight and 8 million passenger-miles. Missouri Pacific Railroad was one of the 1st railroads in US west of the Mississippi River. Railroad grew from dozens of predecessors and mergers, including the St. Louis, Iron Mountain and Southern Railway, Texas and Pacific Railway, Chicago and Eastern Illinois Railroad, St. Louis, Brownsville and Mexico Railway, Kansas, Oklahoma and Gulf Railway, Midland Valley Railroad, San Antonio, Uvalde and Gulf Railroad, Gulf Coast Lines, International-Great Northern Railroad, New Orleans, Texas and Mexico Railway, Missouri-Illinois Railroad, as well as small Central Branch Railway, and joint ventures such as the Alton and Southern Railroad. In 1967, the railroad operated 9,041 miles of road and 13,318 miles of track. Kansas Pacific Railroad began in 1855 as the Leavenworth, Pawnee and Western Railroad. Later reorganized in 1863 as the Union Pacific Eastern Division. The UP Eastern was authorized by the US Congress as part of the Pacific Railway Act to create a second southerly branch of the transcontinental railroad. Name "Kansas Pacific" was adopted in 1869. The original intent of the railroad was to build a line west from Kansas City, Kansas across Kansas to Fort Riley, then north to join the Union Pacific main line at Fort Kearny in Nebraska. Construction of line motivated by desire of the U.S. government to extend transportation routes into Kansas. That had been scene of ongoing conflict between future Union and Confederate sympathizers even prior to the start of the American Civil War.

State/Country: Missouri