Trains on Currency
and Stock Certificates

Copyright © 2003-2017 by Mike Metras

Introduction

This slide show has images of old trains. Some images come from books; but most are on obsolete notes and stock certificates from my collection at the time I created the presentation in 2003. I originally presented it for a couple local coin clubs.

I originally designed the show to use a 320 x 240 screen resolution projector of the day so the pictures would be close to full screen size at the time. Thatís how old it is. To enlarge the images to make them larger now, zoom your screen to the highest percent where you can still see the full width of the notes. On my computer 200% is gives me the best rendition of the images. To change the setting in Windows, use the zoom button/pop-up list on the lower right corner of the Explorer. In Chrome, the zoom control is under the Customize button on the upper right. Remember to set the zoom back when you are done.

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Replica of Best Friend 1830
The DeWitt Clinton 1831
The York 1831
Old Ironsides 1832
The Washington 1836
The Lafayette 1837
A Baldwin locomotive
Merchants & Planters Bank of Chicago 1838 $100
Illinois Public Works Bond 1839 $100
Franklin Silk Company, Franklin, Ohio 18xx $1
The City Bank of Chicago, Penn Yan, New York 1850 $1
Bank of America of D. Davidson of Chicago 1852 $1
The Elgin Bank of D. Clark 1852 $2
The Exchange Bank of Hartford Connecticut 1856 $2
Citizens Bank of Gosport, Indiana, 1857 $2
Western Exchange Fire and Marine Insurance Company, Omaha City, 1857
Citizens Bank of Virginia 1860 $5
Confederate States 09/02/61 $5
The Mechanics' Bank of Augusta GA 1861 $50
New Orleans, Jackson & Great Northern Rail Road 1861 $1
Augusta Savings Bank 1861 $1
Bank of Chattanooga 1862 $1
Cayahoga Falls, Ohio, Summit County Bank 1862 10 Cents
Virginia Treasury Note 1862 $10
The Bank Of South Carolina Charleston 1862 $5
City of Wapello, IA 18xx $5 (reproduction)
Watertown Bank & Loan, Kentucky 1862 10 Cents
Bank Of Eritrea 1998 10 Nakfa
Stock Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Rail Road Company 1959 10
Stock Baltimore and Ohio RR 1961 10
Stock General Motors Corporation 1982 40
Some 1830s Locomotives
Some More 1830s and 1840s Locomotives

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A Replica of Best Friend as it pulled the first scheduled passenger train
in U.S. over the rails on Christmas Day, 1830, in Charleston, South Carolina.
made by Crnl. John Stevens.
It was also the first RR boiler to explode six months later.
(This and other train pictures from
Yonder Comes the Train
by Lance Phillips, A.S.Barnes and Co, 1956.)


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Merchants & Planters Bank of Chicago 1838 $100
First scheduled in England on Stocton-Darlington line ran by George Stevenson.
mixed train of coal and people with 23 cars.

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Merchants & Planters Bank of Chicago 1838 $100
The Mechanics' Bank of Augusta GA 1861 $50

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Merchants & Planters Bank of Chicago 1838 $100.
There were railways before steam engines.
Pulled by horses and mules.


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Public Works Bond Illinois 1839 $100

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Illinois Public Works Bond 1839 $100

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Illinois Public Works Bond 1839 $100
There was no national currency until 1862. Until then banks, insurance companies,
RR companies, merchants, and many others put out paper money.


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The DeWitt Clinton. On its maiden run in 1831, it burned the umbrellas
provided to protect the passengers and then proceeded to burn their clothes.
It was supposed to use coal, but they used wood to make the fire hotter.


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The York, created by Phineas Davis, went into regular service in 1831
pulling the York Express 13 miles between Baltimore and Ellicot's Mills
at a blazing 13 miles per hour according to its time table.


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Old Ironsides, a five-ton locomotive, had it first run in November, 1832,
on the Philadelphia, Germantown, and Norristown RR.
Built by Matthias Baldwin, the first of 59,000 Baldwins.


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The Washington was built by Wm. Norris in 1836.
Citizens Bank of Virginia 1860 $5


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The Lafayette, built by Wm. Norris of Philadelphia, went into service
in 1837 and was still being used in 1965 for movie stints now and then.


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Franklin Silk Company, Franklin, Ohio 18xx $1
The pictures are called technically
vignettes. They are complex to combat counterfeiting.

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Franklin Silk Company, Franklin, Ohio 18xx $1

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Franklin Silk Company, Franklin, Ohio 18xx $1


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The City Bank of Chicago, Penn Yan, New York 1850 $1
Like many of the era, issued one place to be redemed in another.
This one in Penn Yan, NY and redeemable in Chicago.

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The City Bank of Chicago, Penn Yan, New York 1850 $1

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The City Bank of Chicago, Penn Yan, New York 1850 $1

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The City Bank of Chicago, Penn Yan, New York 1850 $1


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Bank of America of D. Davidson of Chicago 1852 $1

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Bank of America of D. Davidson of Chicago 1852 $1

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Bank of America of D. Davidson of Chicago 1852 $1


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The Elgin Bank of D. Clark 1852 $2
Appears to be issued in Elgin for redemption in Rome, NY.

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The Elgin Bank of D. Clark 1852 $2

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The Elgin Bank of D. Clark 1852 $2

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The Elgin Bank of D. Clark 1852 $2

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The Elgin Bank of D. Clark 1852 $2


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The Exchange Bank of Hartford Connecticut 1856 $2

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The Exchange Bank of Hartford Connecticut 1856 $2

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The Exchange Bank of Hartford Connecticut 1856 $2


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Citizens Bank of Gosport, Indiana, 1857 $2

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Citizens Bank of Gosport, Indiana, 1857 $2


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A Baldwin locomotive with a huge stack.


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Western Exchange Fire and Marine Insurance Company, Omaha City, 1857 $1

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Western Exchange Fire and Marine Insurance Company, Omaha City, 1857

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Western Exchange Fire and Marine Insurance Company, Omaha City, 1857


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Western Exchange Fire and Marine Insurance Company, Omaha City, 1857

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Western Exchange Fire and Marine Insurance Company, Omaha City, 1857

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Western Exchange Fire and Marine Insurance Company, Omaha City, 1857


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Citizens Bank of Virginia 1860 $5

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Woman and train

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train alone

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Full bill again

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another train
Like The Washington with a cow catcher.


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Confederate States 09/02/61 $5

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Confederate States 09/02/61 $5


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The Mechanics' Bank of Augusta GA 1861 $50

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The Mechanics' Bank of Augusta GA 1861 $50
Merchants & Planters Bank of Chicago 1838 $100


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New Orleans, Jackson & Great Northern Rail Road 1861 $1

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New Orleans, Jackson & Great Northern Rail Road 1861 $1

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New Orleans, Jackson & Great Northern Rail Road 1861 $1


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Augusta Savings Bank 1861 $1

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Augusta Savings Bank 1861 $1

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Agusta Savings Bank 1861 $1


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Bank of Chattanooga 1862 $1
Like many vignettes that came from a catalog, this one is the same as the last.

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Bank of Chattanooga 1862 $1


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Cayahoga Falls, Ohio, Summit County Bank 1862 10 Cents

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Cayahoga Falls, Ohio, Summit County Bank 1862 10 Cents

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Cayahoga Falls, Ohio, Summit County Bank 1862 10 Cents


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Virginia Treasury Note 1862 $10

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train hidden

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train revealed


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The Bank Of South Carolina Charleston 1862 $5

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The Bank Of South Carolina Charleston 1862 $5


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City of Wapello, IA 18xx $5 (reproduction)

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City of Wapello, IA 18xx $5 (reproduction)
Four trains.

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City of Wapello, IA 18xx $5 (reproduction)

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City of Wapello, IA 18xx $5 (reproduction)

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City of Wapello, IA 18xx $5 (reproduction)

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City of Wapello, IA 18xx $5 (reproduction)


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Watertown Bank & Loan, Kentucky 1862 10 Cents.
Odd because of the apparent three-story cars.

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Watertown Bank & Loan, Kentucky 1862 10 Cents


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Bank Of Eritrea 1998 10 Nakfa.
Engine is a Russian truck adapted to run on tracks.

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Bank Of Eritrea 1998 10 Nakfa


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Stock Baltimore and Ohio RR 1961 10

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Stock Baltimore and Ohio RR 1961 10

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Stock Baltimore and Ohio RR 1961 10

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Stock Baltimore and Ohio RR 1961 10

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Stock Baltimore and Ohio RR 1961 10


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Stock Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Rail Road Company 1959 10

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Stock Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Rail Road Company 1959 10

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Stock Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Rail Road Company 1959 10

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Stock Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Rail Road Company 1959 10


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Stock General Motors Corporation 1982 40

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Stock General Motors Corporation 1982 40

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Stock General Motors Corporation 1982 40


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Some 1830s Locomotives


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Some More 1830s and 1840s Locomotives



Trains on Currency and Stock Certificates

Copyright © 2003 - 2017 by Mike Metras

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